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First, we hope you, your family and your colleagues are staying healthy and safe.  Like many / most of you I am so tired of COVID – talking about it, fearing it and living with its repercussions.  Most of us have now spent MONTHS (six to be exact and still counting . . . ) [...]

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Author: Anne Kohler
Posted: September 17, 2020, 5:34 pm

At the recent Procurement Executive Round Table (PERT) workshop, we tackled the topic of defining Response Lead Time (RLT) and you may remember that we started the work of defining that as a metric.  A quick reminder – just like you are ensuring that your supply chain/suppliers are resilient and can withstand another COVID (and [...]

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Author: Dalip Raheja
Posted: September 10, 2020, 5:10 pm

First, we hope you, your family and your colleagues are staying healthy and safe.  I’m sure you looked at my title and thought “here is another blog, article, rant, etc. on talent management” and just to be clear it IS, and it ISN’T.  If your organization is truly trying to move up the maturity curve [...]

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Author: Anne Kohler
Posted: August 27, 2020, 3:22 pm

As you can well imagine, the interest and focus on Supplier Diversity has increased significantly given the current socio-political climate.  We have been responding to many queries and as a result have recently updated  and revamped our Supplier Diversity Readiness Risk Assessment and I thought I would get all of you to offer your opinion [...]

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Author: Dalip Raheja
Posted: August 20, 2020, 6:42 pm

First, I hope you are all staying healthy and safe.  Since March we have been dealing with two major global crises – COVID 19 and severe social unrest.  As Strategic Sourcing & Supply Chain professionals we have been struggling with how to help our organizations deal with all the Supply Chain issues associated with COVID.  [...]

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Author: Anne Kohler
Posted: August 13, 2020, 6:38 pm