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    What's Ahead for Copper, Nickel, Aluminum Prices

    Commodity prices are undergoing their biggest correction since the onset of the great recession in 2008. Much of the reason is the near unprecedented plunge in oil prices, global risks and a Chinese economy that’s expected to sputter along

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Latest Articles

BMO Financial Group Spend Dynamics Addresses Procurement Challenges

Nikita Saharia Chaturvedi

BMO Financial Group and a Hogg Robinson Group company have partnered to launch a new expense management tool for BMO corporate card users. The new tool called Spend Dynamics helps manage, capture and report on spending on corporate cards. It will be available this spring. Read More

Strategic Partnership: Taking Your Supplier to the Next Level

Beroe Inc.

Fortune 500 companies are under increasing pressure to improve efficiency and bring about innovative processes to stay in the competition. In recent times, there have been many newer avenues being explored by companies to have a robust supply chain. From improving process efficiency to building closer relationship with suppliers, companies are slowly moving to a path to better the supply chain. Read More

Future Faces of Procurement: Legal Contracting Expert

Guest Editor

Procurement may play different roles in different organizations across the supply network, including a buyer to one organization, an advisor to another, an industry action group, a provider of input into industry standards, a cost analyst and subject matter expert to an intelligence community, or any other number of different roles. Social media will play a large role in how people communicate, share knowledge, and create a web of relationships Read More

Is Containerization the Next Big Industrial Bet?

Beroe Inc.

With demand for personal care products scaling new heights especially in emerging economies, FMCG (Fast-Moving Consumer Goods) companies are constantly looking to up the ante by increasing their presence in these developing countries. Traditionally, FMCG companies have set up manufacturing plants in developing countries to take advantage of the resource 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

2015 EPIC Rising Star Award Finalist Megan Russell

William Bagley, Vice President, Global Procurement at Unum, nominated Megan Russell, Procurement Buyer, for our Award because she plays a key role in important procurement initiatives. One is helping to launch a new ERP system. For it, she led training for business partners. In this podcast, she shares her experience at being part of the transformation of procurement at Unum.

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BMO Spend Dynamics Helps Procurement Dig into Card Data

Steve Pederson, Vice President of Corporate Payments at BMO Financial Group, talks to Nikita Saharia Chaturvedi about BMO’s relationship with Hogg Robinson Group company Spendvision, a new product it’s rolling out this spring, Spend Dynamics, and what it all means to procurement. He also provides tips for analyzing payment capabilities and how they can affect relationships with suppliers.

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Latest Blog Posts

A Pig of a Problem...or Not

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Jonathan Cooper-Bagnall
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Last week, a very interesting development occurred in the world of procurement and supply chain management. Something peculiar, not often seen and, in fact, quite counter to the norm. A company – a well-known consumer facing brand in the food service indus… Read More

No Go on SRM? That Will Cost Luxuries You Can't Afford

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Susan Avery
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Hurry up. Don’t wait to get to the next level of supplier value. So says Mickey North Rizza, Vice President, Strategic Services at BravoSolution, in a recent interview with My Purchasing Center. She’s sharing suggestions for procurement organizations in th… Read More

What Do Suppliers Think of Procurement? We Go to the Source

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Nikita Saharia Chaturvedi
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In one of our more recent podcast interviews, we talk with Jon Baklund, President of Baklund R&D, a small innovative tool and die shop in Hutchinson, Minnesota. In the interview, Baklund tells us what it’s like working in a family business and his experien… Read More

Procurement Role in Risk Management Growing

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Nikita Saharia Chaturvedi
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In the past it seems that just attending risk-related meetings was the expectation, but now procurement is being asked to provide more guidance and insight to the business. In fact, CPOs are being asked to act as an advisor as the risk strategies are being… Read More



  • We just posted another podcast. This is with a 2015 EPIC Award Rising Star finalist: http://t.co/50ATKxDXks. Download before the weekend!
  • BMO Spend Dynamics Helps #Procurement Dig into Card Data, new podcast interview at My Purchasing Center. Listen now: http://t.co/50ATKxDXks
  • Strategic Partnerships: Taking Your Supplier to the Next Level, new post contributed by the analysts at Beroe: http://t.co/4WDgQ9Vaxq

Supplier Profiles

Lunney Advisory Group

Lunney Advisory Group was founded in 2007. Our firm is not your typical consulting company. Some members of our firm are highly qualified and experienced industry executives/practitioners while others are full time or adjunct university professors.… Read More


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


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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Is Logistics Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

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Procurement Leaders Insight - The risk of supply

We live in a volatile world where uncertainty has become the norm and supply chains are going global, which means that the potential for supply disruption has grown exponentially. As the Chief Procurement Officer, it’s not only your job to drive as much cost out of the business as possible, it’s als…