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First, I hope you and your family continue to stay healthy and safe.  It has been quite a year for ALL of us!  Our Supply Chains have been disrupted and both our Supplier and Customer relationships have been put to the test AND these relationships are EVERYTHING. Our employees are mostly working remotely, and it [...]

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Author: Anne Kohler
Posted: March 4, 2021, 3:22 pm

The following title caught my eye, especially since I had unsuccessfully tried to convince family on a Zoom call that we were not out of the woods yet : “America Is Ignoring the Coronavirus Variants at Its Own Peril – A tale of “two epidemics.” Everything was hunky dory (does anyone even use that term [...]

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Author: Dalip Raheja
Posted: February 25, 2021, 5:50 pm

First, I hope you, your family and your colleagues are staying healthy and safe.  A few weeks ago, I delivered a virtual training session to a Procurement (Purchasing) group that is part of an organization that is also responsible for Strategic Sourcing and Category Management.  As you can imagine Purchasing professionals are often labeled with [...]

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Author: Anne Kohler
Posted: February 18, 2021, 6:43 pm

Actually, I don’t even know their record this year (and that’s part of the point), but the Seattle Seahawks were not in the Super Bowl and here’s why I think they were the best team: “The N.F.L. Had Over 700 Coronavirus Positives. The Seahawks Had None.” was the headline in the NYT  and it’s a [...]

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Author: Dalip Raheja
Posted: February 11, 2021, 4:34 pm

That probably got your attention fast but unlike the Ginsu knife commercial (I know I’m dating myself), this may not even cost you $29.95.  Group Purchasing Organizations (GPO) got a bad rap in the early days and I did my share of the rapping against them at conferences.  They have made significant progress and should [...]

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Author: Dalip Raheja
Posted: February 4, 2021, 4:44 pm