Strategic Sourcing

  • eSourcing 2.0: Campaign Kickoff

    May 28, 2010

    eSourcing 2.0: Campaign Kickoff

    Good morning. We are here today to announce our campaign for eSourcing 2.0 as the policy of choice for procurement departments great and small around the globe. We all made... Read more

  • The eSourcing 2.0 Campaign Trail

    May 21, 2010

    The eSourcing 2.0 Campaign Trail

    Like any good successful politician (good politician = oxymoron), I am trying to stay on message with the eSourcing 2.0 campaign (Source, Baby, Source!). It’s a grass-roots movement and we... Read more

  • eSourcing 2.0: Use of Auction Policy (Part 2)

    May 14, 2010

    eSourcing 2.0: Use of Auction Policy (Part 2)

    Last Friday, we presented the current Use of Auctions policy in place at the company of one CPO Rising’s reader’s. Today, I’ll offer some in-line commentary. About CompanyName’s Use of... Read more

  • eSourcing 2.0: Use of Auction Policy

    May 7, 2010

    eSourcing 2.0: Use of Auction Policy

    As you recall, the case for eSourcing 2.0 is one of compliance, visibility, knowledge capture, and efficiency, not necessarily one of negotiation strategy (i.e. If you want to run a... Read more

  • Debate: Mandate or Sell? Implementing eSourcing 2.0

    April 30, 2010

    Debate: Mandate or Sell? Implementing eSourcing 2.0

    Quiz: How should a Chief Procurement Officer implement eSourcing 2.0? (WWCPOD?) (Answer found at bottom of page) Our ongoing discussion of eSourcing 2.0 picks up from last Friday’s article which... Read more

  • Are You Experienced?

    April 28, 2010

    Are You Experienced?

    Have you ever been experienced? Well, I have…. Actually I haven’t. Wait, now I’m not sure, what are we talking about again? Like most other days at CPO Rising, today... Read more

  • eSourcing 2.0: Making the Case

    April 23, 2010

    eSourcing 2.0: Making the Case

    Now that I’ve made it home, I’m going to spend the next few Fridays drilling down into the concept of eSourcing 2.0 which was introduced on the site earlier this... Read more

  • Spend Analysis, Italian Style

    April 16, 2010

    Spend Analysis, Italian Style

    We now return you to our regularly scheduled programming…. Two of my favorite things: (1) waking up in Italy and (2) talking about spend analysis. Despite my 90-year old Nonna’s... Read more

  • On the Bubble

    March 15, 2010

    On the Bubble

    March Madness is upon us. The NCAA Division I Men’s College Basketball Tournament kicks off this week with a field of the top 64 65 teams taking to the courts... 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

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