Category: Procurement Articles

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The Massive Problem at the Heart of SRM

The Massive Problem at the Heart of SRM

Senior Business Consultant at POOL4TOOL & Procurement Blogger We all know what SRM stands for: Supplier Relationship Management.
 But do Procurement practitioners know what it really means? Definition is where…
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Are Wastewater Treatment Prices On The Rise Following The Election?

Are Wastewater Treatment Prices On The Rise Following The Election?

As originally published in Water Online Over the course of the 2016 presidential election, President-elect Donald Trump has presented to the American public his energy and economic plans, which are…
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Indirect Influence: Drive your Marketing Spend with Procurement

Indirect Influence: Drive your Marketing Spend with Procurement

Author of Confessions of a Professional Buyer, the Secrets about Selling and Purchasing Services Historically, procurement’s main focus has been on reducing raw material and component prices. And given the…
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Steel Costs Predicted to Rise After Hitting Record Low

Steel Costs Predicted to Rise After Hitting Record Low

As originally published in Construction Executive’s Managing Your Business In March, the price of steel in the United States hit record lows, bottoming out after several years of volatile declines….
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Blowback From Flowback: Push For Groundwater Alternatives

Blowback From Flowback: Push For Groundwater Alternatives

As originally published in Water Online About 50 percent of the nation’s residents source their fresh water supply from groundwater wells, which have deteriorated throughout the U.S. over the past…
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The Tightening Labor Market

The Tightening Labor Market

As originally published in ISM’s Inside Supply Management Despite benefiting from an overall expanding economy, some U.S. businesses are facing a growing labor shortage. According to the most recent data from the…
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Highlighting the Value of the Procurement Department

Highlighting the Value of the Procurement Department

Owner and Editor of Buyers Meeting Point Professional procurement teams have struggled for years to demonstrate the total value of the function. Most people in an organization automatically associate procurement…
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Procurement and Intelligence

Procurement and Intelligence

Author and Founder of Cottrill Research LLC Procurement, in its continuous effort to be transformative and achieve higher levels of strategic value, understands that it is essential to systematically integrate…
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Up Your Energy Efficiency And Save Money In The Process

Up Your Energy Efficiency And Save Money In The Process

As originally published in Water Online With electricity prices climbing each year and eating up a greater share of companies’ operating expenses, energy efficiency is rightly becoming a top priority for…
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Getting The Lead Out

Getting The Lead Out

As originally published in Water Online The Flint water crisis was a wake-up call for government authorities, municipalities, and private entities to recognize the need to upgrade the outdated water supply…
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