Susan Avery

Susan Avery is Editor-in-Chief at My Purchasing Center. She writes articles, blogs and white papers and manages and creates other content for the online procurement and supply management publication. She produces and moderates roundtable discussions, podcasts, webcasts and video interviews. Susan has 30 years experience covering procurement and supply management for Purchasing magazine and 

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Staples Advantage Gets Personal with Procurement Customers

January 21st

The Forrester study examines how expectations of buyers are transforming the way suppliers sell and deliver products and services. The study yields several findings, particularly, that high customer expectations have led B2B firms to raise the bar for thei… Read More

ProcureCon Indirect East 2016: An EPIC Event for Procurement

January 12th

The Omni Championsgate Resort hosts ProcureCon Indirect East on February 22-24, 2016. ProcureCon and My Purchasing Center plan to present the Excellence in Purchasing Indirect Category Awards at a luncheon ceremony on February 23. Read More

Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory Names Greybeard Advisors a Top Strategic Sourcing Consultancy

January 12th

Kennedy’s study also named Greybeard as the Best of Breed service provider in the area of Organizational Excellence—the ability of the consulting firm to design clients’ procurement organizational structure, determine staffing requirements, align roles and… Read More

Transforming Procurement Delivers Results for Intel

January 5th

“Corporate Strategic Procurement is a value-added partner that brings forth market intelligence that’s very meaningful in terms of bottom-line contribution and top-line growth for stakeholders and the corporation,” says Frank Sanders, Vice President, Techn… Read More

Unfair Labor Practices: More Supplier Due Diligence on Tap for 2016

December 22nd

Pending due diligence regulations across the globe are forcing a fundamental change in the supply chain, BravoSolution's Mickey North Rizza tells My Purchasing Center. What’s really happening is governments now are mandating—they’re no longer asking—organi… Read More

5 Trends Impacting Procurement Professionals in 2016

December 17th

We spoke with experts from various industries tied to procurement to get their take on the most important trends for 2016. Here are the five trends procurement professionals should keep in mind as 2016 approaches. Read More

My Purchasing Center Top 10 Procurement Articles in 2015

December 17th

Recently, a friend who works in procurement told me that the job market for procurement professionals is hot. So, I wasn’t surprised to learn that the most-read article at My Purchasing Center in 2015 is one written by recruiter Kevin Rohan of J.P. Canon, … Read More

The Procurement Value Proposition Receives Book Award

December 15th

The Plumes des Achats awards have recognized The Procurement Value Proposition: The Rise of Supply Management, a book written by Gerard Chick and Robert Handfield with the Grand Prix ACA-Bruel for its ambitious vision of procurement. Read More

Group Purchasing Organizations: How Procurement Adds Value

December 10th

Working with the experts at CoVest Sourcing Network, we are undertaking a worldwide benchmarking project to learn how procurement teams are using group purchasing organizations (GPO) to source indirect goods and services and add value to their organization… Read More

Staples and Office Depot on the FTC Decision: Good for Procurement?

December 8th

Yesterday, Office Depot issued a news release in which it states that it and Staples intend to contest a decision by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to challenge the merger of the two companies.What do procurement leaders think of the proposed merger? We… Read More