My Purchasing Center talks to Bob McInturff, President and CEO of McInturff & Associates, recruiters for supply chain, operations & procurement, in Natick, Mass., about the job outlook, industries that are hiring and skills employers are seeking.
The EPIC Awards recognize and celebrate the most innovative, dynamic, and accomplished procurement leaders. This year, nominations will be accepted for
Today, outsourcing is no longer a buyer-vendor relationship but a long-term partnership that is more than just cost-cutting. It helps bring about better business outcomes by leveraging high-end technology and other expert capabilities from the vendor. Thus, there’s been a shift from Business Process Outsourcing to Business Process Management. This shift has brought about a change in attitude where the end goal is to not negotiate the lowest prices, but create a win-win situation for the partners.
This isn’t intended to be an admonishment; however, in conversations with sales types, they continually express vexation with procurement professionals. Maybe this isn’t new. Maybe this is an age-old problem. One thing for certain is that “collaborative relationships” are a priority for supply management.