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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. Happy Thanksgiving! From all of us at The Mpower Group

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Author: TMG Admin
Posted: November 24, 2021, 3:20 pm

At The Mpower Group we have touted for years that Procurement / Supply Chain professionals MUST play the role of an Internal Consultant. To do so, we believe that formal Consulting Skills training is a necessity – similar to the skills that are taught to the Big Four Consultants. The Consulting process has four key [...]

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Author: Anne Kohler
Posted: November 18, 2021, 3:37 pm

Veterans Day was yesterday for us in the United States, we would like to pause and reflect on how lucky we feel to have a military that keeps us, our family and all of us safe. We think of their families, too, and the sacrifice they make on a daily basis for our great country. THANK YOU [...]

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Author: TMG Admin
Posted: November 11, 2021, 3:31 pm

There are some irrefutable observations that we are able to make after decades of launching, studying, fixing many initiatives – be they sourcing events, Transformations, major ERP implementations etc. etc.  And we have shared many of them along the way (Strategic Competencies, Change Management, Adoption etc. etc.)  One that we have not touched on is [...]

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Author: Dalip Raheja
Posted: November 4, 2021, 3:10 pm

We were approached by a very forward-thinking CPO of a very large global company (Hi CB! 😊) who had totally embraced the concept of Strategic competencies being critical for her organization.  In fact, she challenged us to help her develop a COE (Center of Excellence) in her organization that would deliver Change Management and Consulting [...]

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Author: TMG Admin
Posted: October 28, 2021, 3:49 pm