Browsing: Anne Kohler

Once again, you are probably NOT going to like my answer – it depends!   I recently read an article in HBR “Research: Being Nice in a Negotiation Can Backfire” which provides some research that demonstrates that being nice in a negotiation will yield sub-optimal results. The article defines “nice” as being…

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Cost Savings, cost savings, cost savings – if we focus on cost savings at the expense (no pun intended 😊) of what is most important to our “customer” then we Fail. Period.  Herein, lies the single biggest difference between Strategic Souring and Category Management – focusing on your…

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All Procurement /Supply Chain organizations can be positioned on a Maturity Model.  Some of you are still trying to move from tactical Purchasing to Sourcing while others may be trying to make the leap from Strategic Sourcing to Category Management.  Regardless of where you are, the journey to…

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If you missed our last PERT (Procurement / Supply Executive Round Table) event, you missed a good one.  On Tuesday (5/14), a group of high-powered Fortune 1000 CPOs got together for the day to discuss “Procurement Technology In the Age of Blockchain, RPA and AI – Do you…

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