Anyone else singing, “black hole sun, won’t you come and take away the rain”? Ok, maybe it is just me! By now, most of us likely have invested in a contract management system. And, if we take a critical eye to how it is working, we probably have a really expensive...
Happy Halloween everyone! What a better topic to talk about to get yourself in the mood than robotics? Those scary, eerie, mysterious bots… Unlike the picture above, we are not talking about physical robots. We are talking about robotic process...
“Hello over there!!” At times, I feel like we are yelling across the great divide to Accounts Payable. “Where are my supplier’s invoices? Why can’t you pay them on time? Why are my payment terms wrong?” Think about it. If you are a Procurement professional, we...
One of the foundational elements to Procurement is to have good access to data. However, it would seem that most Procurement departments struggle with spend analytics. Now, don’t get me wrong, there are several companies that have a spend analytics tool, but do they...
This was a question that was echoing through the hallways at a recent event that I attended. How do we deal with Millennials? It made my ears perk up, because if people are using the word “deal”, it is usually not a good situation. Granted, I am considered one of...
Let’s start off today with a fun little exercise. Not the kind of exercise that I hate doing every morning of a physical nature, but one of the mind. (Sigh of relief.) All you need is a blank piece of paper and a writing utensil. First, draw a a vessel that holds...
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