When is the last time you took a serious look at your Procurement job descriptions? I would take a calculated wager that it reads something like this: “Come join our team at Acme. We are the best in the industry and have top notch benefits. We are seeking a...
Lake Oroville, the poster child for the California drought, is now literally bursting at the seams. The spillways failing, people being pulled out of their homes, the beautiful Feather river being damaged, and more rain on the way. Some facts are jumping out at me...
Let’s talk about Sourcing being stuck. Being stuck in the mid 1990s. Being stuck in the same 6, 7, or 8 step sourcing process that was designed before there were concepts like category management or supplier relationship management. It was designed before...
For those you have been following and those who are new to this blog, it is focused on getting Procurement Unstuck. For us to progress forward, we need to think differently, challenge status quo, be disruptive, and take action. There are some out there that are...
Here is a common conversation I have had with companies. “We have a No PO, No Pay policy,” Jane from Acme said with confidence. Me, “Really, do you? What is your compliance to No PO, No Pay?” Jane, “Well, about 20%.” Me, “Does that exclude your documented exceptions?”...
Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2016 was an amazing year for all of you and 2017 is going to break barriers. You might be wondering why this blog went silent for over a month. It was because I was relaxing in a cabana, somewhere warm, sipping on a sugary, rum drink...
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