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I’m sure you have seen the recent jobs report and while Wall Street is writing it off as an anomaly and the usual correction from the Labor Department will fix it, there may be some other subtle but fundamental shift going on that we need to keep front and center.  There is of course a [...]

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Author: Dalip Raheja
Posted: May 13, 2021, 2:56 pm

The Strategic Sourcing process that we all know and love today was actually started in the early 1990’s in the auto industry.  The inefficiencies in the buying processes including lack of standardization, too many suppliers, too much inventory, etc. led to numerous changes that resulted in the way we are buying today.  Over the years, [...]

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Author: Anne Kohler
Posted: May 6, 2021, 4:01 pm

It’s not a surprise – Supplier Diversity or CSR or what is now known as D E &I (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion).  And it’s no longer a nice to have but has moved into the area of must have or you lose a competitive advantage.  Even more powerful, it has now moved from individual consumers [...]

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Author: Dalip Raheja
Posted: April 29, 2021, 3:29 pm

Try buying a toilet bowl at your local store and don’t be surprised if they tell you that it’s a three  month lead time – and no, that’s not a misprint.  As we have been observing in this blog, the alarm bells are going off at most of our clients.  All you must do is [...]

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Author: Dalip Raheja
Posted: April 22, 2021, 1:37 pm

Our listicle (and that is not a derisive thing anymore) for 2021.  I hope you like what they did as much as I do.  Allow me to make some obvious observations.  The eight Trends (sorry if you were looking for ten) will not change after 2021 so you can use this model to do some [...]

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Author: TMG Admin
Posted: April 16, 2021, 3:25 pm