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Procurement Best Practices in the Public Sector

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 · Robert A Rudzki
If you are a procurement leader in the public sector, I encourage you to read – very carefully – the two articles noted below.

Procurement Transformation: How Fast (if you want it to last)?

Friday, March 17, 2017 · Robert A Rudzki
Without a comprehensive roadmap, genuine procurement transformation is probably not achievable in any reasonable amount of time.

State of Strategic Transportation Sourcing

Monday, June 13, 2016 · Patrick Burnson
With the complex economic and global trade environment pushing rates higher, shippers are under pressure to nail down the right suppliers and transportation partners—while squeezing as much value as possible out of their supplier/transportation network.

Praising Procurement Specialists

Thursday, January 14, 2016 · Patrick Burnson
Greybeard Advisors is Named a Top Strategic Sourcing Consultancy by Kennedy Consulting

Book Excerpt: Next Level Supply Management Excellence

Monday, January 11, 2016 · Bob Trebilcock
Over the next five to ten years, a record number of people will leave the workforce—and taking with them years of wisdom and experience that is not easily replaced. If you're not worried about the impact of that much talent walking out the door, you should be.

Next Level Supply Management Excellence

Monday, January 11, 2016 · Bob Trebilcock
Without “next level” supply management, a company cannot hope to excel in addressing the tough issues of tomorrow's challenging business environment. In this Q&A, Robert A. Rudzki discusses just what he and his co-author Robert J. Trent mean by reaching the…

Procurement Study Pays Attention to Younger Generation

Thursday, December 10, 2015 · Patrick Burnson
Procurement offers millennials the opportunity to learn the business from end-to-end, secure executive access and exposure, and have a significant impact on business performance.But skeptics ask: "Do we really need another framework, or do we just need to do a better job…

New IBM Procurement Study Points to New Value Proposition

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 · Patrick Burnson
Working with research partner, The Economist Intelligence Unit, the IBM Institute for Business Value surveyed 1,023 global procurement executives from 41 countries in North America, Europe and Asia.

Supply Chain Aspirations – Part IV

Monday, December 8, 2014 · Robert A Rudzki
Advice for internal decision makers

Global Business Services Drive More Value with a C-Level Exec at the Wheel, Concludes KPMG Survey

Monday, December 1, 2014 · Patrick Burnson
Within the next three years, most global companies are expected to take up the massive project of centralizing their shared services and outsourcing operations within a single global business services (GBS) organization.

Supply Chain Aspirations – Part II

Monday, November 24, 2014 · Robert A Rudzki
The road to success starts with creating executive awareness

Procurement Consultancy Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Thursday, September 18, 2014 · Patrick Burnson
Greybeard Advisors is celebrating its tenth anniversary this month, and ranks today as one of the leading advisory firms in the field.

New Focus on Supplier Relationship Management

Monday, June 9, 2014 · Patrick Burnson
Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) may be staging a comeback, as companies seek new ways of mitigating risk and controlling costs.

“Giving Back”

Monday, April 28, 2014 · Robert A Rudzki
At the end of each calendar year, I take time to reflect on the year that is drawing to a close, and to give back to the communities where we have been doing business.

Look Inside Your Own Company for Know - How

Monday, August 26, 2013 · Robert A Rudzki
Recently, a major sourcing initiative, worth nearly $100 million in products and services, was launched by a company new to the strategic approach.



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