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Supplier Love – 7 tips for Procurement Professionals this Valentines

Supplier Love

While February is the month of love, there is a bit of Valentine’s backlash with people wondering why is it that we need a special day to cherish our partners when we should be showing our love and gratitude for them all year long. Certainly, we should be mindful of…
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Trust me I am in procurement

What does it mean to trust someone? It certainly does not mean that we know everything about them. Indeed, after a certain point, further information is meaningless.  Studies have shown that once an impression is made, new facts don’t necessarily trigger a reassessment. If our trust is formed based on…
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The Art of Contract Management

Contract Management

It’s easy to get excited about the purchase or acquisition of a good or service, especially when it can positively affect the way you do your day-to-day job, but contract management is a fine art that can’t be rushed and needs to be treated with tender, loving care, by all…
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Do you really know your stakeholders?

Stakeholders

It’s late in the day and you’re thinking about home. Your phone rings. It’s your #1 challenging stakeholder ringing you at the 11th hour to get you to ‘push something through’ the system quickly. No prior warning, no apology and no discussion yet again – just the excuse they are…
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