Browsing: Procurement

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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Obviously that’s a rhetorical question and not one that I’m asking but it was in an article that stated:  ”Any idiot should be able to work out that publicly-quoted advertising holding companies (whose margins are public knowledge) have to make their money somewhere…..” (Stephen Foster) and I’m pretty…

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As a Procurement professional, I want to believe that I’m a reasonable and sensible person when dealing with potential and incumbent suppliers. However, after reading the list of Common Fallacies in Reasoning I questioned if I ever experienced or observed some of the fallacies in reasoning during my…

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We wrote a series of blogs: Strategic Sourcing is Dead!!! in 2010 on this topic and we caused a huge stir in our professional community.  Our basic hypothesis was that the sourcing process was actually destroying, yes destroying value for their organizations.  I won’t bore you with the various…

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