Process

  • Designing a Procurement Transformation for Best-in-Class Performance

    September 27, 2013

    Designing a Procurement Transformation for Best-in-Class Performance

    Earlier this past summer, I published a research series on Procurement Transformation to help procurement organizations design, plan, build and execute a proper procurement transformation program and utilize leading-edge strategies... Read more

  • Strategic Sourcing in 2013

    August 12, 2013

    Strategic Sourcing in 2013

    What is strategic sourcing? Throughout our “Summer of Sourcing,” we’ve looked at various aspects of the sourcing process, what sourcing leaders do to be more effective than their peers, and... Read more

  • Procurement Transformation: Buzzword…or a Viable Strategy?

    August 9, 2013

    Procurement Transformation: Buzzword…or a Viable Strategy?

    Today, we’ll discuss a concept that some Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) have made a top priority over recent years: procurement transformation. Within the greater procurement and sourcing industry, new and... Read more

  • Batteries Not Included

    January 14, 2013

    Batteries Not Included

    Batteries Not Included. If you were born before 1980, you know this phrase and it is likely to evoke memories of opening a toy gift during the holidays and having... Read more

  • One Size Does Not Fit All

    November 21, 2012

    One Size Does Not Fit All

    Before process automation, process standardization was one of the primary drivers of efficiencies. For example, Henry Ford’s invention of the car made him a rich man, but it was his... Read more

  • Swifter, Higher, Stronger in 2012

    August 8, 2012

    Swifter, Higher, Stronger in 2012

    The London 2012 Olympics are still going full throttle through this Sunday and I’ve been doing my best to watch as much as I can. This year, approximately 10,500 athletes... Read more

  • Key Fraud Risks across Procurement Phases (Courtesy of the UN)

    August 6, 2012

    Key Fraud Risks across Procurement Phases (Courtesy of the UN)

    In doing research on how different organizations attack procurement fraud, I became very impressed by the level of detail included in the United Nations’ policies. In particular, I think the... Read more

  • Examples of Procurement Fraud

    August 3, 2012

    Examples of Procurement Fraud

    Publisher’s Note: Procurement fraud is a complex topic and one we take very seriously. For more information on procurement fraud, make sure to review the “Related Articles” at the bottom... Read more

  • What is Fraud?

    August 2, 2012

    What is Fraud?

    As I was reviewing our coverage of Procurement Fraud, and looking at how to best summarize it (something I will do at the end of the series), I realized that... Read more

  • How eSourcing Can Help Limit Procurement Fraud

    July 30, 2012

    How eSourcing Can Help Limit Procurement Fraud

    Long time readers of this site know that I am a strong advocate for eSourcing. I am an advocate based upon extensive first-hand experience developing, using, researching, and evaluating eSourcing... Read more

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