• 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

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

WHAT MILLENNIALS LIKE AND DISLIKE IN THEIR SUPPLY CHAIN JOBS

Marisa Brown

Millennials have an unwarranted reputation in the workforce as short-term employees always looking for a better opportunity, including in the supply chain management (SCM) work force. Read More

EPIC Awards Salute the Year’s Best in Procurement

Susan Avery

The Excellence in Purchasing Indirect Categories (EPIC) Awards is a collaboration of ProcureCon and My Purchasing Center to recognize professional achievement in procurement of complex categories such as human resources, marketing, travel, legal, professional services and many others. Read More

Distribution at Tipping Point: What Procurement Should Know

Susan Avery

More optimistic than they have been in a long time, industrial distributors now have to make decisions that could affect their competitiveness, or as procurement sees it, their relationships with customers, for years to come. Read More

Latest Videos

Philips Lighting

Thad Hill of Philips Lighting speaks with My Purchasing Center's Susan Avery about LED technology, how it compares to current lighting technology and the benefits of switching that include energy cost savings.

Grainger's Deb Oler

My Purchasing Center's Susan Avery talks to Deb Oler, Vice President and General Manager, Grainger, at the company's annual Show in Orlando about Grainger Town, inventory management, sustainability and innovation.

Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore is a new supplier to Grainger, says John Vanderpool, Director, New Business Development. He talks about the company's green products and how they help customers solve some of their toughest challenges.

Latest Blog Posts

A True Story of a Real Battle: Procurement vs. Operations

George E. Krauter
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The CEO of a large multi-plant corporation sent a memo to the procurement CPO instructing him to reduce the company’s expenditures by 22% in the coming year. The same memo was sent to the operations Read More

When it Comes to MRO, “The More Things Change, the More they Stay the Same”

George E. Krauter
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In the late sixties, there was a method of MRO supply called “Systems Contracting,” initiated and applied by the Carborundum Company who required Read More

Uncovering Obvious Procurement Cost Savings

George E. Krauter
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Procurement is continually under pressure to find areas of cost that can be recovered or eliminated. Although the MRO spend dollars are low when compared to Read More

The “5 S” Approach to Reliable MRO Operations

George E. Krauter
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“5 S” (sort, set in order, shine, standardize and sustain) is a system of organization that increases the likelihood that production will occur exactly as planned. 5 S approaches are designed to keep the workplace safe and productive; the concept contends that when the Read More

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