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I heard this story last week on NPR (more about that later) and it made me think of an exercise we put our decision making classes through.  It goes like this: Group A gets this question: You are in a store about to buy a sweater which will cost $70. Suddenly you see and ad in the paper offering the same sweater in a store two blocks away for $40. Would you travel the two blocks to buy the sweater? Group B gets this question: You are in a store about to buy a computer which will cost $2,000. Suddenly you see and ad in the paper offering the same exact computer in a store two blocks away for $1,970. Would you travel the two blocks to…

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DON’T WAIT – JOIN NPX TODAY! The Next Practices Xchange (NPX) is a collaboration of senior executives from Fortune 1,000 organizations in a forum setting sharing ideas on Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain Management.  Our Next Meeting is on Monday, September 14th in Chicago. The topic for this session will be “Transitioning the Sourcing/Supply Chain function from a Cost Center (focused on savings) to a Strategic Partner (focused on total Value – including the topline)”.   IMPORTANT UPDATE:  REGISTER NOW BEFORE      FREE SEATS RUN OUT. Based on a number of requests, the upcoming meeting is now complimentary!  Yes, complimentary.  The Advisory Board is quite confident that once you come to the 1st meeting, you will keep coming back.  The number of attendees is limited…

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DON’T WAIT – JOIN NPX TODAY! The Next Practices Xchange (NPX) is a collaboration of senior executives from Fortune 1,000 organizations in a forum setting sharing ideas on Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain Management.   Our Next Meeting is on Monday, September 14th in Chicago. Meetings are scheduled to allow out-of-town attendees to schedule / enjoy the weekend in the host city.   The Agenda and OUR SURVEY The topic for this session will be “Transitioning the Sourcing/Supply Chain function from a Cost Center (focused on savings) to a Strategic Partner (focused on total Value – including the topline)”.    ******BE THE FIRST TO CONTRIBUTE TO OUR COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE BY TAKING OUR NEXT PRACTICES SURVEY ON THIS TOPIC. ******   Link to Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NPX2015…

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As we formally announced last week, NPX is being re-launched with the 1st meeting being held on September 14th.  Please mark your calendars because that date was picked to help those travelling to enjoy a great weekend in Chicago (best time to visit!!). Please click here to learn more about NPX which is a very successful yet small Community of Practice of senior leaders in Supply Chain, Procurement, Sourcing, etc.  The two topics chosen were: Going Beyond TCO and becoming a Strategic Partner – not just a cost cutter Talent Development – How to Crack the Code Last week we discussed the first topic.  Today, I will share some thoughts on the 2nd.     For many years (more than we care to count) Talent Management…

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As most of you have heard by now, NPX is being re-launched and the Advisory Board has been formed, the initial topics have been chosen (see below) and the date for the 1st meeting has been picked – September 14th. Please mark your calendars because that date was picked to help those travelling to enjoy a great weekend in Chicago (best time to visit!!). Please click here to learn more about NPX which is a very successful yet small Community of Practice of senior leaders in Supply Chain, Procurement, Sourcing etc. The two topics chosen were: 1. Going Beyond TCO and becoming a Strategic Partner – not just a cost cutter 2. Talent Development – How to crack the code We will deal with the…

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