Browsing: Anne Kohler

The Strategic Sourcing process that we all know and love today was actually started in the early 1990’s in the auto industry.  The inefficiencies in the buying processes including lack of standardization, too many suppliers, too much inventory, etc. led to numerous changes that resulted in the way…

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On any given day I can be on either side of that coin.  Before COVID, when most of us were going to the office, we usually started our day by greeting our co-workers and engaging in some type of small talk.  What we talked about was not important…

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Everyone is asking the same question.  Are we going back to the office?  If so, when?  And if so, will we go back five days a week?  We all shifted rapidly and quite unexpectedly to remote work last March and muddled through to make it all work.  Now,…

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First, I hope you and your family continue to stay healthy and safe.  The war for talent for Sourcing and Supply Chain organizations has never been tougher.  Every day we hear about high unemployment, but the truth is that strong professionals in our discipline continue to be very…

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First, I hope you, your family and your colleagues are staying healthy and safe.  A few weeks ago, I delivered a virtual training session to a Procurement (Purchasing) group that is part of an organization that is also responsible for Strategic Sourcing and Category Management.  As you can…

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