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As we do every year around this time, we schedule Executive Briefings with a number of our clients to get a sense of how they think 2020 is going to shape up.  It is also to share with them what we think are going to be some key challenges.  I have decided to add a [...]

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Author: Dalip Raheja
Posted: December 5, 2019, 7:15 pm

 Since this is the beginning of a long holiday weekend, we thought we would delay our usual blog post. We hope you have a happy, healthy and safe holiday weekend with friends and loved ones.  From all of us at The Mpower Group

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Author: TMG Admin
Posted: November 27, 2019, 4:26 pm

A recent spate of news around this topic makes this an opportune time for this discussion.  Any Category Management (CM) strategy (and for this discussion we will talk about outsourcing offshore as the CM strategy) MUST have an exit ramp as an integral component.  The reason that offshoring is part of your strategy is because [...]

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Author: Dalip Raheja
Posted: November 21, 2019, 9:33 pm

Last week my Harvard Business Review arrived in the mail (yes, the mail 😊) and I was very excited a to see a teaser on  the front cover “Cracking the Code on Collaboration – Six new tools”.  Here was the answer I had been searching for – THE code.  I imagined that I would find [...]

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Author: Anne Kohler
Posted: November 14, 2019, 4:45 pm

That is not hyperbole and I’ll put money on the table behind that statement!  And if you want to challenge that statement 😊, join us at the next virtual meeting of PERT (Procurement / Supply Executive Round Table) on Tuesday, November 12th.  Here is the basic premise we are going to discuss.  First, there are [...]

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Author: Dalip Raheja
Posted: November 7, 2019, 5:09 pm