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  • CFO-CPO Relations: A Work in Progress

    March 8, 2010

    CFO-CPO Relations: A Work in Progress

    As someone who has worked for many years in both finance and supply management, I have always found the relationship between the CPO and the CFO (and their departments) to... Read more

  • And the Winner is……

    March 5, 2010

    And the Winner is……

    This Sunday night, tens of millions in the US and many more around the globe will gather around their televisions (and computers?) to watch the 82nd Annual Academy Awards. According... Read more

  • Fail-safe

    March 3, 2010

    Fail-safe

    When things don’t go according to plans, the unprepared are often forced to just grin and bear it and hope that no one notices or that the total impact of... Read more

  • Five Forces in Business Travel

    March 1, 2010

    Five Forces in Business Travel

    The Masters Program in partnership with The National Business Travel Association, was held last month in Washington D.C., and by my estimation delivered on its promise to deliver an event... Read more

  • Proof: eAuctions are NOT Evil

    February 26, 2010

    Proof: eAuctions are NOT Evil

    Hypothesis: eAuctions (and eSourcing) are not evil. Proof: I. Google’s Code of Conduct states in its Preface: “Don’t be evil.” Googlers generally apply those words to how we serve our... Read more

  • Meadwestvaco’s Total P2P Package

    February 24, 2010

    Meadwestvaco’s Total P2P Package

    Chris Osen, Vice President of Supply Management at Meadwestvaco (“MWV”) took the presentation baton from me at the NAPP Conference (after I took it from Bill Dempsey) and delivered a... Read more

  • P2P Tastes Great at MillerCoors

    February 17, 2010

    P2P Tastes Great at MillerCoors

    Bill Dempsey, Director of Procurement and Strategic Sourcing at MillerCoors (“MC”) kicked off the 18th Annual NAPP Conference in Marina Del Rey this past Monday with a Keynote Address entitled... Read more

  • 10 for 2010: Strategies to Improve Accounts Payable

    February 3, 2010

    10 for 2010: Strategies to Improve Accounts Payable

    I have a good feeling about Accounts Payable (AP) in this decade. In recent years, there has been increasing momentum within the marketplace for AP transformation. Not the kind of... Read more

  • 10 for 2010: ROA – Areas to Improve Your Returns

    February 1, 2010

    10 for 2010: ROA – Areas to Improve Your Returns

    If the US government could collect a dollar for every article, report, or presentation with a “Doing More with Less” theme created in recent times, its deficit issues might be... Read more

  • European CPOs: Capitalising on the Best Opportunities

    January 20, 2010

    European CPOs: Capitalising on the Best Opportunities

    Once again, we interrupt the “10 for 2010” series to highlight a webinar (free registration) that I will be participating in tomorrow that looks at the top opportunities for European... Read more

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