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  • Send a Lieutenant

    May 19, 2010

    Send a Lieutenant

    Ok, Vista sucks. That little fact spawned a cottage industry and helped juice many a blog’s traffic stats along the way (Please note: if you’re some random Vista-hating surfer, this... Read more

  • Bring a Lieutenant

    May 18, 2010

    Bring a Lieutenant

    I caught up with a top Chief Procurement Officer and friend the other day. In our chat, we touched upon a whole host of topics and he’s now checking with... Read more

  • Executive Engagement: The CEO

    May 12, 2010

    Executive Engagement: The CEO

    If procurement warrants a C-level role within the enterprise (and by the title of this site you know that we think it does), the Chief Procurement Officer should begin to... Read more

  • CPO Shop Talk: (1) Procurement Outsourcing (2) Getting Started

    May 10, 2010

    CPO Shop Talk: (1) Procurement Outsourcing (2) Getting Started

    Shop Talk. Sharp Talk. CPO Shop Talk. From time to time I will attempt to share some of the less-formal conversations that I have with Chief Procurement Officers and CPO-types... 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

  • Meet me in…. Chicago… and San Francisco…

    April 26, 2010

    Meet me in…. Chicago… and San Francisco…

    May is shaping up to be a busy month. To start, it is ‘events season’ for many of the solution providers in the supply management space and I will be... 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

  • Harvesting Supplier Innovation (Part 3)

    April 12, 2010

    Harvesting Supplier Innovation (Part 3)

    Today we conclude a series of articles (found here, here, and here) on Supplier Innovation. At the core, competitive advantage is built upon a foundation of enterprise partnerships with customers... Read more

  • Harvesting Supplier Innovation (Part 1)

    April 7, 2010

    Harvesting Supplier Innovation (Part 1)

    On Monday, I made the case that “targeted bets on some smaller suppliers can help enterprises find that next big (or key incremental) innovation.” Today we’ll look at how procurement... Read more

  • CPOs: Think Globally, Network Locally

    March 26, 2010

    CPOs: Think Globally, Network Locally

    The CPOs in the Bay Area have an informal group that gets together from time to time to network and discuss best practices (Sidebar: I dialed into their meeting a... Read more

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