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Guest Post for The Strategic Sourceror on Supply Market Intelligence Trends

The Strategic Sourceror recently ran my guest post entitled, “Supply Market Intelligence Trends [SMI] to Help Clear the Way.” In the post three SMI trends are identified that have the…

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The Open Access/Knowledge Movement: Inspiration for Strategically Advancing Procurement

Procurement can use the spirit of the Open Access/Knowledge movement to serve as inspiration for strategically advancing its perceived value to the organization. It would serve procurement well to recognize…

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Kelly Barner Writes About Our Unplugged Conversation with Blog Talk Radio's Jon Hansen

Kelly Barner has written a post on her Buyers Meeting Point blog, entitled An Unplugged Conversation with the Authors of Supply Market Intelligence for Procurement Professionals. I could not have…

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Gerard Chick: Assessing the Situation – The 'Must Do' in Business Leadership

Gerard Chick FCIPS, writes an interesting review of Supply Market Intelligence for Procurement Professionals: Research, Process, and Resources that starts out with a beautifully written first sentence: “In a business…

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How Knowledge Management Ensures Supply Market Intelligence

An excerpt from our upcoming book, Supply Market Intelligence for Procurement Professionals: Research, Process, and Resources, was posted by my co-author Kelly Barner of Buyers Meeting Point, and published in ThomasNet.com’s IMT…

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Leveraging Information to Develop Sound Risk Management Strategies

On November 7, IASTA and LexisNexis presented a timely webinar, hosted by ISM, that gave sound advice on how to effectively use and implement Supply Market Intelligence (SMI) to develop…

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Aberdeen Report – Strategic Sourcing: The Future is Now

Aberdeen Group recently conducted a survey on strategic sourcing. Sharing company-level perspectives on strategic sourcing, results from 121 respondents are reported in a new study entitled, Strategic Sourcing: The Future…

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