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    September 10, 2013

    Choosing The Best Negotiation Tactics

    3 Tactics to make your supply negotiations more strategic.

    As we all know, negotiations happen everyday in our professional and personal lives.  Whether we are negotiating a large multi-million dollar contract with a vendor, buying a new car, or simply negotiating with your 9-year old on which vegetables they will eat for dinner, the fact is that negotiation is a routine part of all of our lives.  But for those of us in a supply chain management career, choosing the best negotiation tactics in order to yield the best result can be difficult to spot...Continue reading

    By Julie BrignacPosted in Purchasing & Supply Chain on September 10, 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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