• 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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  • Purchasing Salaries Improve Globally

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Latest Articles

Managing Suppliers, Stakeholders is Procurement Value

Susan Avery

As such, Ron Guertin, Partner at Catchlight Consulting in Lexington, Mass., briefly described the evolution of procurement to supply management professionals gathered at Merck Pharmaceuticals in Lexington, Mass., for the annual member meeting of ISM-Greater Boston. He concentrated much of his time on the potential of procurement. ISMGB is a local affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management. Read More

How To Transform “No Thank You” Into a Productive Good-Bye

Guest Editor

“No” or “not interested” are not our favorite words during a job search. Even if we decide that “this is not for me” and we don’t like the job, the team or the company, those words smart when we find out that the feeling is mutual. However, a savvy candidate should view the “no” as an opportunity to sustain a positive relationship with the organization or recruiter or anyone else they came in contact during the interview process. Here suggestions on what you can do Read More

The Future of Procurement: Save, Innovate and Outperform

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Over the past two decades, procurement has made great strides in transitioning from a transactional, back-office function to a strategic, value-adding organization. However, the hard work is far from over. Procurement has fought to get a seat at the table with c-level executives, but now it’s time for procurement to prove that it deserves that seat and can keep it. Read More

Chief Procurement Officer Call to Action: Report to the CEO

Susan Avery

Sharing the story of procurement over the past 15 years or so, Dawn Tiura, President and CEO of SIG, delivered a call to action to attendees at IBM Empower 2015. It’s unacceptable 60% of Chief Procurement Officers report into the organization two levels removed from the CEO. “The CPO is going to report to the office of the CEO," Tiura said. "Who is going to stop us? We drive change in the organization, and we are as strategic as the CFO 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

Procurement, Politics and Diplomacy

Anyone who wants to be in the procurement profession must be a skilled diplomat to successfully handle the politics that exist in every company, says Jimmy Anklesaria of the Anklesaria Group. In the interview, he shares ways procurement can deal with execs who want to protect their “turf” to the detriment of the sourcing process, and offers up suggestions on how to move relationships forward.

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What the Amazon Business Marketplace Means for Procurement

Nikita Saharia Chaturvedi catches up with Paul Noel, Senior Vice President, Procurement Solutions at Ivalua, to learn what Amazon’s new marketplace for business customers means for suppliers and procurement pros. For procurement, it depends on the size of the organization and whether they’re using a procure-to-pay system. He explains in clear terms and has suggestions for procurement going forward.

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Latest Blog Posts

The Disappearing World of Procurement

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Tim Cummins
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If you are in Procurement, it's time to rise up, to demand more, to assert your abilities and potential. The function is in desperate need of true leaders who act as drivers of change and creators of value. But to do that, you must challenge the status quo… Read More

Benchmark Rates Between India and Vietnam for IT Services

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Viet Ho
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Over the last 10 years, I’ve had close visibility to the rate cards of many IT outsourcing providers through my Procurement role of managing India’s offshore providers and in my role as a Strategic Sourcing consultant. There are a few analyses on the web c… Read More

“From Buying Cheaper to Spending Smarter”

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Nikita Saharia Chaturvedi
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Oliver Wyman Value Sourcing Partner Damien Calderini talks to My Purchasing Center about the evolution of procurement and a new book, The Procurement Playbook--Strategies and Play from 100 CPOs. Read More

How to Get to Cleverer Purchasing Decisions

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Nikita Saharia Chaturvedi
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“Today, the ability to leverage emerging technologies such as Big Data, 3D printing and the Internet of Things (IOT), is giving brand new insights into supply chain performance improvement and the ability to make step changes to manufacturing efficiencies.… Read More

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Supplier Profiles

Staples

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

PMAB

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

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

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