At American Airlines, John MacLean - retiring this month (April) - expanded purchasing and supply chain management to new heights, piloting the company through some of the worst storms in the airline industry’s history.
"Grow up!" How many times have you told your children that? How many times have people told you that? Well, it may not always be good advice. There is a body of research that says children start life as creative beings, but grow less so as they become adults. That’s not a good evolution for people or businesses.
We have heard the rationale behind strategic sourcing for so long that you’d think the concept would be universal today, or at least widespread. Is it? Bob Rudzki doesn’t think so, and he has a theory of why it isn’t.
Buyers making threats can lose credibility, and not just if they don’t follow through. The act of making a blanket threat can reveal relationship-destroying bad faith, an unwillingness to understand the other parties’ needs.
With the cost of capital low and corporate bank accounts flush, there may be more mergers this year, say some economists. Procurement will play a big role in these mergers, so it's good to see what's involved and how procurement has handled other mergers.
Unquestionably, Big Data holds great potential for procurement to do great things, such as accurately forecasting the direction of market and demand trends. But we shouldn’t forget that other data category that is a cousin of Big Data - business software.
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