Browsing: Anne Kohler

. . . Still!   We have several clients that are going through Procurement technology upgrades. The single biggest issue that they are ALL having is around the people side of the change which is ALL about Change Management. They are frustrated because most of the time they spent upfront, on planning…

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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 hard to come by.  Which is why I am shocked when clients tell…

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“How many of your organizations are doing Strategic Sourcing?” I am sure almost all hands went up and if I ask the same question regarding Category Management there would still be numerous raised hands up. I wish I had even a nickel for every time an organization told…

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We have often talked about one of the roles of a Procurement professional is an Internal Consultant.  While most of us are operating under a new “normal” we, at The Mpower Group have been doing remote consulting for quite some time.  Some we did purposefully, some happened quite…

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As your organization is making the journey from Strategic Sourcing to Category Management, understanding the skills and competencies required to get you there are key.  Does your Procurement / Sourcing organization have a competency model that articulates those required skills?  Do you know where your skills gaps are…

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