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 […]

Massive Overstocked Retailers Give Big Discounts

As a result of the supply chain crisis and resulting shipping delays, deep discounts are available at stores across the U.S., with many items on sale due to overstock from ships stuck offshore waiting for their cargo. “It’s retail armageddon. That’s good news for shoppers”, says Burt Flickinger, managing director for Strategic Resource Group, to […]

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 […]