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I was invited to conduct two workshops for about 80 senior executives at the Supply Chain Leadership Summit yesterday in Houston.  Let me share some of the discussions I had because I think you will find them as interesting as I did – at least I hope you do.  Events like this are important for [...]

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Author: Dalip Raheja
Posted: October 12, 2017, 6:40 pm

“You get what you measure” may not be totally accurate but clearly metrics drive decisions and behaviors in every organization.  In making the transformation from Sourcing to Category Management, it is critical that we acknowledge the very important role that metrics play.  The change in metrics is critical in changing the way Procurement/Supply Chain operate [...]

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Author: TMG Admin
Posted: October 11, 2017, 6:08 pm

This past Tuesday, we met with a group of CPOs as part of PERT (Procurement / Supply Executive Round Table) and the topic was “How to Maximize Value through Relationships (Internal and External) and Governance”.  The discussion focused on the journey from Strategic Sourcing to Category Management and how developing and nurturing internal and external [...]

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Author: Anne Kohler
Posted: October 5, 2017, 4:20 pm

Have you ever tried to manage a relationship? If the better half in your life thought you managed your relationship, how long do you think you’d be around?  Yet we continue to insist on terms, disciplines and processes like Supplier Relationship Management and wonder why we don’t get the best from our suppliers or are [...]

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Author: Dalip Raheja
Posted: September 28, 2017, 2:46 pm

Last week I spoke at an industry event in Philadelphia and when I posed the question – “How many of your organizations are doing Strategic Sourcing?” almost all the hands went up and when I asked the same question regarding Category Management there were still numerous raised hands. As I moved through my presentation, there [...]

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Author: Anne Kohler
Posted: September 21, 2017, 4:35 pm