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.

Blind scoring. Better than throwing darts.

DIY Procurement May End up Costing You

More With Less In the post-pandemic work environment, businesses…
Blind scoring. Better than throwing darts.

More Supply Chain Clarity Within the Automotive Industry

In the wake of a more than two-year-old pandemic of COVID-19…
Blind scoring. Better than throwing darts.

Number of US Manufacturers May Increase Post-Pandemic

More and more U.S. businesses are bringing their manufacturing…
Blind scoring. Better than throwing darts.

Massive Overstocked Retailers Give Big Discounts

As a result of the supply chain crisis and resulting shipping…
What's out there, lurking in the fog?

The Critical Importance of Supplier Visibility

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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…

Featured Articles

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Digital Procurement Download: Too Big To Succeed

1. News Bite: $165 Million Blockchain Fiasco at Australian Stock Exchange In 2015, the Australian Stock Exchange announced an ambitious plan to completely replace their settlement and clearing system CHESS with a new, blockchain-based system. 7 years later, the system was only “63 percent complete” with an “uncertain” timeline to completion. The project has now […]

White House to Ensure Equity with New Initiatives

The Biden administration recently announced several new initiatives to expand contracting opportunities, particularly for small and disadvantaged businesses. On Tuesday, the White House announced that in the fiscal year 2021, the federal government awarded small businesses $154.2 billion or 27.2% of total contract dollars—up $8 billion from the previous fiscal year. The federal government exceeded […]

DIY Procurement May End up Costing You

More With Less In the post-pandemic work environment, businesses need to do more with less. Cutting costs in specific places to make every dollar last can be stressful, but companies have no choice but adapt to the fast-paced financial environment to grow. What does doing more with less actually look like? Because of its relevance […]

More Supply Chain Clarity Within the Automotive Industry

In the wake of a more than two-year-old pandemic of COVID-19 and a growing global shortage of microchips, auto companies are taking stock of their suppliers to stay on top of unprecedented challenges to their supply chains. As the automotive industry grapples with the challenges ahead, companies and governments are trying to understand the incredibly […]