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Hope all of you and your families are staying safe.  There is something illogical about describing a post COVID world because we will have to live with COVID forever but hopefully we can live with it safely in the near future.  As usual, we are busy doing extensive research on your behalf, so you don’t [...]

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Author: TMG Admin
Posted: January 21, 2021, 8:16 pm

Happy New Year!  I trust that the holiday season (at least in the US) provided some amount of rest and recovery for you after a tumultuous 2020. While the world is still sorting out COVID-19, the good news is that vaccines are now available and being distributed to many citizens around the globe.  The more [...]

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Author: Carlton Adams
Posted: January 14, 2021, 3:59 pm

Happy New Year!  Now that we have gotten through one of the most challenging years in ALL of our lives, it’s time to look to the future.  In my last blog, I proclaimed 2021 as the “Year of Procurement”.  One of the key focus areas MUST be Talent.  I shared a snapshot of the Post-COVID [...]

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Author: Anne Kohler
Posted: January 7, 2021, 5:25 pm

Many of our stakeholders would argue that AGILE Sourcing belongs on the same list as Military Intelligence, act naturally and deafening silence – oxymorons all.  They are of course not willing to recognize that most of the delays are actually caused by them but that’s a losing debate.  Borrowing from the IT world, the principles [...]

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Author: Dalip Raheja
Posted: December 17, 2020, 5:05 pm

Wow, this 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.  Our employees are mostly working remotely and learning how to be productive with all the distractions that come from working at home.  We are playing [...]

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Author: Anne Kohler
Posted: December 10, 2020, 5:09 pm