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    November 26, 2013

    Contracting and Change – How They Can Happen Together

    Six Critical Elements To Transform The Contracting Function

    The phrase ‘change management’ has almost become a cliché in the business world.  Many companies and consultants claim to be experts in the subject, but indeed, it's doubtful that any have become masters. Yet why would this be the case?  Because every company, culture, function and situation can be different, and there is not one common recipe for change management that applies to all.  Thus, when thinking about driving change in the contracting arena, it can be even more...Continue reading

    By Julie BrignacPosted in Purchasing & Supply Chain on November 26, 2013

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    June 25, 2013

    Back to Sourcing Fundamentals: Re-Organizing the Purchasing Function

    3 Common Misconceptions for Your Organization to Avoid

    Successful sourcing of goods and services is a continuous improvement process that can provide a competitive advantage for any organization.  It ensures shorter cycle times through the use of master supply agreements, increases the supplier base to reduce supply risk, and improves costs due to market price competition.  Although a consistent sourcing system sounds like it should be fundamental to any business, over the past several years disorganization of the purchasing function has prevented...Continue reading

    By Julie BrignacPosted in Purchasing & Supply Chain on June 25, 2013

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    November 29, 2012

    Communication Essentials for Purchasing & Supply Chain Professionals

    Make Purchasing & Supply Chain a Strategic Part of Your Organization

    Here a a few things your organization should focus on to ensure purchasing and supply chain activities are in line with organizational goals.  These areas impact the entire organization, so the entire organization should understand their role in making it a success.   We have identified six communication essentials to ensure activities are aligned within your organization for positive results:   1) Never discount the importance of relationships. Building great relationships, both...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Operations on November 29, 2012

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