China and the Supply Chain – the COVID-19 Effect

2020, thus far, has been the year of the coronavirus.  Not yet classified as a pandemic (as of the date of this post), the rapid proliferation of the virus has alarmed officials at the World Health Organization and the governments of nations all over... Continue Reading

Contract Terms and Conditions – Businesses Need Them! But Why?

Whether you take terms and conditions seriously or not, businesses need them. But why? Continue Reading

Solutions for Corporate Data Pooling Plans

Remember when BYOD seemed like a bright idea? Continue Reading

How to Manage Current Shortages in PPE/Safety Supplies

As the coronavirus continues its unfortunate march across the globe, the impact extends to many economic sectors. Beyond the human cost in life and illness, real economic consequences are arising. Continue Reading

How To Save Money on Your Tail Spend

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Spend Analytics – the Data You Need and How to Use it

What does your company spend on to support its business needs?  Who is doing the spending and who are they spending it with? Continue Reading

Are You Tired of Not Getting Top Level Customer Service from Your Suppliers?

Your company spends a lot of money with your suppliers, so when you call them with a problem, a question or a complaint, you expect to find someone on the other end of the phone with a solution, an answer or a response. But you don’t.  You... Continue Reading

Do You Know the Difference Between Strategic Sourcing and Category Management?

Opportunity abounds in the brave new world of procurement.  Category Management is part of that. Rapidly evolving to the status of a sector game-changer, Category Management is setting the foundation for the ability of procurement leaders to... Continue Reading

Non-Manufacturing Industries are Growing – and So Are Their Orders

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The Future of Automation in Procurement

Administration is the grand bugaboo of every operation doing business, whether it be in the realm of consulting, procurement, or any other sector.  The problem with administration is that it’s an entirely necessary function to keep the ball rolling,... Continue Reading