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What is Procurement’s Place in the Value Chain?

What is Procurement’s Place in the Value Chain?

How is it possible, that a function serving as one of the greatest creators of sustainability and quality management in the line, cost-based savings, and allocators of the majority of direct spend, can be devalued to solely a supporting role in the value chain?
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Excellence Through Diversity

Excellence Through Diversity

Progressive leaders recognize the critical importance and value of integrating equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) into their business, culture and workforce, however, many organizations are missing a critical component, therefore not realizing the full potential and benefits.
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Supplier Collaboration is a Win-Win Strategy!

Supplier Collaboration is a Win-Win Strategy!

The theory is simple! If you can increase spend levels through centralized spend aggregation across entities then you increase your leverage in negotiations. This leverage should translate to lower costs and better terms and conditions.
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Seasoned Leadership in Action™

Seasoned Leadership in Action™

Suppliers are an intrinsic part of the Supply Chain. It does not matter what business you are in, what products you make, distribute and sell, or what part of the world you are in. And it doesn’t matter where in the Supply Chain you are. You can not accomplish anything without Suppliers.
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7 Strategic Reasons to Hire on Contract

7 Strategic Reasons to Hire on Contract

At Supply Chain Game Changer we believe in sharing experiences and expertise from people in every industry and from across the globe. As such we have introduced our “Seasoned Leadership in Action” Interview series.
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What is Virtual Procurement and Why Should You Care?

What is Virtual Procurement and Why Should You Care?

I’m often asked; “what is Strategic Sourcing and how is it different from Procurement and Purchasing? Where does it fit into the supply chain? What’s so strategic about it? It sounds so complicated and unnecessary. Why should I even care?”
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3 Reasons Why Procurement Transformations FAIL

3 Reasons Why Procurement Transformations FAIL

Suppliers are an intrinsic part of the Supply Chain. It does not matter what business you are in, what products you make, distribute and sell, or what part of the world you are in. And it doesn’t matter where in the Supply Chain you are. You can not accomplish anything without Suppliers.
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How to Advance Your Career by Focusing on the Team!

How to Advance Your Career by Focusing on the Team!

Over these past 28 years of my career in Procurement (yes I started when I was 12), I've had the privilege and pain of seeing, not just procurement, but many different types of Transformation initiatives succeed and, unfortunately, fail.
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Fail to Plan – Plan to Fail!

Fail to Plan – Plan to Fail!

This is a tricky one for those of you who are thinking, "but isn't this about MY advancement?" Yes it is about your advancement and that is precisely why you have to NOT make it all about YOU.  If you focus more on the team's success and less on your own, then your success will follow.
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How to Gain Alignment and Influence Stakeholders

How to Gain Alignment and Influence Stakeholders

According to Success.com, the very 1st of 5 habits of highly successful people is to Plan your Day. Reading email, working with out a plan, allowing the day to control you rather than controlling your day is killing your productivity and preventing you from being truly successful.
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I am a Compulsive Leader

I am a Compulsive Leader

For close to twenty-five years I climbed the corporate ladder and worked for some of the worlds most recognized global companies;
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The Battle for Strategic Procurement Resources

The Battle for Strategic Procurement Resources

Congratulations! You are implementing a new ERP system and now you’re wondering: “Where do I begin? How can I make sure we are successful? Who should I get involved? How can I do this and still keep our business moving forward while minimizing disruption?”
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