• 2017 EPIC Awards to Honor the Best of Indirect Procurement

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    2017 EPIC Awards to Honor the Best of Indirect Procurement

    Continuing the tradition of honoring the best in indirect procurement, ProcureCon and My Purchasing Center have opened the competition for the 2017 EPIC Awards. The two are accepting nominations for six EPIC Awards: Career, Individual, Team, Rising Star, Innovator and Supplier. 

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  • Profile of the MRO Procurement Professional

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  • Throughput and MRO Connected? Who Would Have Thunk It?

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Latest Articles

Millennials in Supply Chain Management Seek Advancement and Development Opportunities

Marisa Brown

Millennials working in the supply chain management field don’t fit the mold that the older generation assumes for them. APQC’s recent study Read More

Four Essential Levers to Realize Post-Merger Procurement Synergy

Suchismita Dhal

The cost and revenue synergies from any M&A activities are always derived from multiple pockets. Companies do plan meticulously to achieve the savings from all departments such as operations, procurement, sales and marketing, general and administrative etc. Read More

Total Cost of the Procurement Process Group: A Key Performance Indicator

Marisa Brown

Procurement has made strides in moving from a back office spend center to becoming a strategic business partner by driving process improvements, cost savings, and enhanced customer and supplier relationships. Read More

Data Quality and Accuracy Are Key Enablers of MRO Efficiency Gains

Dennis Bouley

Management of corporate maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) requires the tracking of thousands of SKUs and the generation of many transactions that are of low dollar value in nature. In most organizations, MRO spending amounts to less than Read More

Latest Videos

Master Lock

On display at the Master Lock booth are security padlocks and safety lock-out padlocks and devices. Todd Morrison demonstrates these products and explains how they help customers to My Purchasing Center's Susan Avery.

Honeywell Safety

At the 2012 Grainger Show, R. Donovan Baker of Honeywell Safety Products discusses OSHA compliance and cost management with My Purchasing Center's Susan Avery.

Rexam Plastic Packaging

Scott S. Vrablik, Vice President, Supply Chain Americas at Rexam Plastic Packaging, is a Grainger customer. It's his first time at the show. He's visiting suppliers and has found ideas on electricity conservation to take back to the office with him.

Latest Blog Posts

Thought Leadership and the Demise of Your Third-Party MRO Outsourcing Program: Part 4

George E. Krauter
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When one defines third-party MRO (3PMRO) success, one assumes that fundamental operations are being executed and that expectations are being met (i.e., ROI goals are surpassed} Read More

Thought Leadership and the Demise of your Third-party Outsourcing Program: Part 3

George E. Krauter
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Parts 1 and 2 of this series outlined some the pitfalls to anticipate and to avoid when your third-party MRO (3PMRO) program is in operation. This installment continues to explain how opponents to your Read More

Thought Leadership and the Demise of your Third-Party Outsourcing Program: Part 2

George E. Krauter
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In my first installment in this series, I pointed out how those within organizations opposed to outsourcing of the MRO function erect obstacles to success. Read More

Thought Leadership and the Demise of Your Third-party MRO Outsourcing Program

George E. Krauter
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When one defines third-party MRO (3PMRO) success, one assumes that fundamental operations are being executed and that expectations Read More

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