Recent Writings

Below, please find some of our recent thoughts on a variety of different subjects, but with an emphasis on strategic sourcing and procurement. Topics include e-Sourcing, Reverse Auctions, Vendor/Supplier Management, Scorecarding, and more.

Recent Writings

Below, please find some of our recent thoughts on a variety of different subjects, but with an emphasis on strategic sourcing and procurement. Topics include e-Sourcing, Reverse Auctions, Vendor/Supplier Management, Scorecarding, and more.

What's out there, lurking in the fog?

The Critical Importance of Supplier Visibility

One of our users - let's call her Anna - won the assignment…
Scorecard Survey Preview

5 Best Practice Tips for Supplier Scorecards

Sliced bread, move over! For VMOs (Vendor Management Offices),…

Deconstructing 4 of the Top eSourcing Myths

For a lot of businesses, a well-considered and thoughtfully-implemented…
Blind scoring. Better than throwing darts.

Why You Should Be Blind Scoring Your Vendors’ RFP Responses

Imagine…. You’ve just finished an incredible dinner at a…
What to ask before purchasing RFP management software?

7 Questions to Ask before Purchasing RFP Management Software

At this point, you’re convinced that your purchasing process…

Featured Articles

The Critical Importance of Supplier Visibility

One of our users – let’s call her Anna – won the assignment to head up a new supplier diversity program at her company. She had authority to drive actions, budget to get things done, and clear targets for diverse supplier spend. She got to work. There was one small problem. When Anna asked “what […]

For Next-Level Strategic Sourcing, Invite Procurement to the Table

For Next-level Strategic Sourcing, Invite Procurement to theTable Employers of any size all around the world and in every industry have one thing in common: they must, by necessity, rely heavily on vendors as a vital component of their business operations. In fact, many organizations have more vendors than they do employees. Unfortunately, said reliance […]

4 Key Benefits of Strategic Sourcing

Last week, I was in a meeting where someone described the company’s Strategic Sourcing group as the peacekeepers in their organization. Take a moment to consider that…. What else would you call the team that is responsible for navigating the gulf between upfront costs and long-term savings while meeting the needs of multiple stakeholders? Strategic […]