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...
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...
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