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.

White House to Ensure Equity with New Initiatives

The Biden administration recently announced several new initiatives…

European Car Sales Hit Lowest Point Since 1996

Let’s be honest: It has not been an easy recovery from the…

Supply Chain Forecast for the Rest of Summer

Trying to get through a global pandemic can be challenging.…

When Will Supply Chain Return to Normal?

Supply strains, although still significant, are no longer as…

DIY Procurement May End up Costing You

More With Less In the post-pandemic work environment, businesses…

More Supply Chain Clarity Within the Automotive Industry

In the wake of a more than two-year-old pandemic of COVID-19…

Number of US Manufacturers May Increase Post-Pandemic

More and more U.S. businesses are bringing their manufacturing…

Massive Overstocked Retailers Give Big Discounts

As a result of the supply chain crisis and resulting shipping…

Featured Articles

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 […]

Is That Gastroenteritis or Am I Starting a New Business?

I had forgotten the feeling. It’s a sensation that quite literally feels like it’s emanating from the pit of my stomach. It is, at once, foreign and familiar. Butterflies. That’s a nice word for it. Adorable little things, flitting from flower to flower. Nothing about this feels adorable though. I don’t like it at all, […]

The Vendor Dating Game (Corporate Purchasing is Broken)

Matchmaking is a big business. Even if we limit the market to online dating services in the United States, we’re looking at a market that generates roughly $2,000,000,000 per year. In a given year, over 90% of American singles use online dating services. For the vast majority of people, finding the right romantic partner is […]