By Susan Avery
It's the end of the year, and difficult not to give into the temptation of preparing a Top 10 list for 2011.
So, we're not.
We took a few minutes to find out which articles and blogs you and your colleagues (and competitors) are reading at My Purchasing Center. Our debates/discussions, webcasts, podcasts, videos and sponsored white papers are equally as popular with visitors to our site. But this time we decided to limit the list to articles and blogs.
If you missed any of these pieces, now's a great time to catch up on your reading.
As you probably know, our articles are written by an editorial team of writers, bloggers and partners. Before presenting the list, I'd like to acknowledge and thank them all for their contributions to My Purchasing Center since our launch late in February 2011.
Thank you, team, for your contributions to the success of My Purchasing Center. Here's to 2012!
My Purchasing Center writers are Rich Weissman and John Hall.
Bloggers are George Krauter, Soheila Lunney, Jim Modugno, Brent Ray, Ditka Reiner, Josh Spoores, Mary Walker and Rich Weissman.
Partners are Accenture, ADR North America, A.T. Kearney, Chemicals Strategies Partnership, Forrester Research, MCA Associates, The Hackett Group, Vantage Partners and The Smart Cube.
The Global Business Travel Association and the National Association of Purchasing Card Professionals also contribute articles to the site.
As you can see from the list, visitors to My Purchasing Center were most interested in articles on salary and career topics in 2011. They also read articles on MRO and indirect procurement, risk management, negotiations, ethics and e-sourcing. Other popular topics of articles and blogs at My Purchasing Center not on this list include collaboration (with finance or engineering), global sourcing, metals prices and markets, supplier relationship management, cloud computing, and many others.
Here are My Purchasing Center's 10 most-read articles in 2011:
In 2012, we plan to increase our coverage beginning with articles and blogs for our commodities channel. If there's a topic that we're not reporting on in an article or blog or webcast, podcast, or video, please let us know. We'll get on it.
And thank you for spending time with My Purchasing Center.
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 Purchasing.com.
George E. Krauter
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