• 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

  • And the Winner is…… (Part 2)

    March 12, 2010

    And the Winner is…… (Part 2)

    Last Friday, I discussed the value of awarding individuals and teams for their performance over the course of a year. On Wednesday, I highlighted the value of an annual Supplier... Read more

  • Supplier Day, Beautiful Day

    March 10, 2010

    Supplier Day, Beautiful Day

    I have been tracking the procurement activity at LG Electronics (“LG”) since Tom Linton joined as the first Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) in company history (after a long stint at... Read more

  • 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

  • E-Payment Networks: A Best-in-Class Solution for Buyers and Suppliers

    February 22, 2010

    E-Payment Networks: A Best-in-Class Solution for Buyers and Suppliers

    As I noted in my 10 for 2010: Predictions for the New Decade article, “The supplier and payment networks that quickly adopt Web 2.0 capabilities and lead the way on... Read more

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