All I can say is WOW!  Based on the response to my blog post two weeks ago, I obviously struck a chord.  I have been flooded with comments – most positive, some still skeptical (believe me, I get it!)  One comment read: “This doesn’t work in the real…

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Last week Anne Kohler wrote about the recent PERT (Procurement Executive Round Table) meeting and the discussion around Category Management (“CM”) and I would like to continue that.  As you saw, we published a Maturity Model in 2001 (since updated a few times) and many of you who…

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When April 4, 2017 Topic “Black Swan” Risk Management- Mitigating Sudden Changes In  Trade, Immigration & Foreign Policy Where TBD-Chicago Area   Contact   The Mpower Group-Rick  630-268-8963  info@thempowergroup.com   What Our Members Are Saying: • “I find PERT to be the best venue for my personal and professional development…

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Is there any?  This past Tuesday, we had our third meeting of the reenergized Procurement Executives Round Table – PERT (formerly known as Next Practices Xchange) where we discussed “Making the Transition from Strategic Sourcing to Category Management”.  Prior to this meeting we conducted a benchmarking study which…

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