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6 Questions a Procurement Professional Must Ask in an RFP

Guest Editor

In the process of competitive bidding, procurement professionals launch RFPs (Request for Proposals) to various suppliers. These RFPs generally tend to get quite Read More

How to Prepare for a Procurement Job Interview

Kevin Rohan

For most of us, interviewing is like public speaking – we would rather get healthy teeth extracted without Novocain than subject ourselves Read More

2017 ProcureCon IT Sourcing Conference Highlights Changing World of Procurement

Dennis Bouley

Need to get updated on the latest trends, issues and solutions surrounding IT Procurement? June 5-7 is your chance. The 3rd annual ProcureCon IT Sourcing Conference features Read More

The Reality of Generational Differences in the Workplace Part Two … Dealing with the Differences

Jim Baehr

The topic of intergenerational differences is complex. There are countless articles, blogs and books offering suggestions on what to do and Read More

The Reality of Generational Differences in the Workplace Part One … Refitting the Workforce – This Isn’t the 1980s

Jim Baehr

It’s easy to find reporting on the generational differences in the workplace. For more than a decade there’s been Read More

A New Era: How eProcurement is Helping Chinese Companies Replace Traditional Business Models

Guest Editor

It’s frequently said that the past two decades have been the golden age of internet technology development in China; the country has Read More

How Master Data and Master Data Leadership Simplifies Business and Cuts Costs

George E. Krauter

In the world of MRO supply chain management, “master data” refers to applying proper and Read More

Procurement “Digitization” Efforts: Ready for Prime Time?

The Hackett Group

Cloud, analytics, big data, cognitive computing ̶ all these are terms that fall under the broad umbrella of the “digitization” trend that is sweeping the procurement industry. The digitization era has Read More

How Supplier Relationship Management Drives Productivity and Cost Reduction

Guest Editor

According to a recent American Productivity & Quality Center (AQPC) report, supply chain managers identify supplier relationship management (SRM) as a top Read More

Procurement: Are You Leaving Money on the Table?

Guest Editor

Nobody likes to waste, especially when it’s something we value. Whether it’s time, energy or a good meal, we like to get the most bang for our buck. If you’re stuck in a two-hour, Read More

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