• Tesla Motors Extends Innovation to its Supply Chain

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    Tesla Motors Extends Innovation to its Supply Chain

    Amid all of the volatility, Tesla soldiers on, doubling its worldwide workforce, breaking ground on its massive gigawatt battery production plant in Nevada, and laying the groundwork for an aggressive re-tooling of its supply chain

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  • Procurement Team Recognizes Leader

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  • Purchasing Salaries Improve Globally

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Latest Articles

TakingYour Inventory Performance from Reactive Management to Proactive Optimization

The Hackett Group

Supply chain executives continue to wrestle with the trade-offs between high service levels and working capital. As pressure continues to build on cost performance expectations, what is typically neglected is the lever that balances the service/capital trade-off: optimal inventory performance. Read More

Attracting Supply Chain’s Next Leaders: Filling in the Gaps with Millennials

Guest Editor

The supply chain industry needs to attract more professionals—and fast. Organizations’ health and vitality—indeed, the strength of our economy—depend on having outstanding people in supply chain positions. Their work affects their companies’ brands, competitive positioning, sales and overall financial performance. We need new talent to carry the profession forward. Read More

The IT Sourcing Event by Procurement for Procurement

Susan Avery

ProcureCon is billing its new IT Sourcing event as unlike any other: Independent, objective and focused on the procurement practitioner. From a look at the agenda, it appears the conference producers are on the mark. ProcureCon IT Sourcing takes place June 1-3, 2015, at the Marriott Denver Tech Center in Denver, Colo. Read More

Saving on Sustainability

IBISWorld, Inc.

Whether driven by environmental consciousness or EPA regulation, businesses can adopt sustainable practices without breaking the bank. Read More

Latest Videos

Achieve Competitive Prices without Bidding

In this 60-minute training video session given by Rod Sherkin, President of ProPurchaser, you will learn how to work more constructively with suppliers to drive down costs together, while strengthening your supply chain.

Marketing and Sourcing Collaboration Part 4

In part 4 of the Source One video series, Kathleen Jordan completes the discussion on marketing and sourcing with a case study that demonstrates how sourcing can benefit from partnering with a consulting firm to address marketing’s needs.

Marketing and Sourcing Collaboration Part 3

In part 3, Kathleen Jordan at Source One describes how sourcing can support marketing during its agency review process. She provides best practices for the two to use when conducting an agency search.

Latest Podcast Episodes

Minutes with Mickey: Risk Management in a World of Mayhem

BravoSolution’s Mickey North Rizza serves as Chair of the ISM Supply Chain Risk Management Group and shares with My Purchasing Center details of the 4th Annual ISM Supply Chain Risk Management conference June 3 in Arlington, Va. The agenda includes sessions on FBI counterintelligence and supply chain and transportation risk. She also speaks to the group’s value for ISM members and others.

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Purchasing & Supply Management Salaries Rise Globally

Charles Dominick, President and CPO of the Next Level Purchasing Association, shares with Nikita Saharia Chaturvedi news and insight into the Purchasing & Supply Management Salaries in 2015 report. They discuss purchasing salaries globally--there’s a caution that goes with the news--and ways purchasing professionals can use the data to negotiate salary.

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Latest Blog Posts

Can Purchasing Bootstrap and Lead the Transformation of An Organization?

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Tom DePaoli
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Transforming your own organization’s culture is a grueling challenge. Expecting purchasing to “bootstrap” or use its own resources rather than external help, in organizational transformation, is a demanding goal. Purchasing, however, has many of the qualit… Read More

The Interview Curve Ball: Testing and Presentations

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Kevin Rohan
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The job search process has definitely changed over the years, and has more hurdles. It is important to be prepared for anything. Read More

What is Your Most Valuable Asset?

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Soheila Lunney
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Supplier collaboration was a topic that came up during the conference. Although not a new topic, continued pressure for adding value by improving pricing, quality and service while contributing to the bottom line is of high priority for sourcing profession… Read More

Women in Purchasing Still Earn Less

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Nikita Saharia Chaturvedi
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Reading through the Next Level Purchasing Association’s Purchasing & Supply Management Salaries for 2015 report, we find some good news: More participants in the study are getting bigger bonuses and that those recruited into profession earn more than their… Read More



Supplier Profiles


The work and purpose of the Purchasing Management Association of Boston today reflect the early intentions of its founders to "create acquaintance and foster the exchange of knowledge." Read More


Staples Advantage is the one supplier that offers all the business solutions you need, all with the expertise of a specialty vendor. Read More


It started in 1972 with an idea, a new concept in distribution. Today, Digi-Key Corporation is one of the fastest-growing electronic component distributors in the World. The stimulus for this growth is Digi-Key's customer-centered business philosophy… Read More

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