When November 7, 2018 8:30 am to 4:30 pm  No Charge Topics Optimal Organizational Design for Procurement (Including a Center of Excellence) Global Sourcing In the New Global Political Realities   Where HERE Technologies 425 W Randolph Street Chicago, IL 60606   Contact   The Mpower Group-Rick  info@thempowergroup.com …

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The word “conflict” has such negative connotations but the most effective teams actually elicit conflict to generate new ideas.  Since most of our work as Sourcing / Category Management professionals is done in teams, embracing constructive conflict is a MUST as you are making the journey from Strategic…

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More on that later but let’s talk about termites today.  Why you ask?  TMG alumni can tell you right away – it’s because of Synectics (from the Decision Making workshop).  Synectics is the art of connecting things that are normally unlikely to be connected.  For example, the architecture…

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Last week, we ran a three-day Consulting Skills workshop for a new global client.  The CPO who hired us saw the value of requiring her team to function like an internal consulting practice – since one of our roles as Procurement professionals is to be an internal consultant.…

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