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Mon 06 Jul 2015
Paul Teague Paul Teague

It’s not an exercise for the faint of heart. It takes a lot of work. But, it’s the kind of work all procurement professionals should take the lead in doing, in collaboration with their counterparts.

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Mon 29 Jun 2015
Paul Teague Paul Teague

Let’s face it: As one CPO at a recent Procurement Leaders Roundtable commented, “few outsiders like us.” No wonder some in the function get a little defensive at times.

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Wed 06 May 2015
Paul Teague Paul Teague

There really is no future of procurement apart from the future of business. After all, you and your team are servants of the business, and thus you should evolve in tandem.

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Mon 13 Apr 2015
Paul Teague Paul Teague

What does collaboration really mean to procurement? What stands in the way of collaboration? And what’s required for collaboration to truly advance strategic objectives? There has been some discussion of that recently that I think deserves attention.

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Mon 23 Mar 2015
Paul Teague Paul Teague

Though there are still engineers who don’t like to admit it, procurement is a critical ally in their efforts to produce new products. And there’s one other service procurement can provide...

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Thu 25 Sep 2014
Paul Teague Paul Teague

At Procurement Leaders’ Boston Forum 23 September, Michael Stammherr, VP of strategic procurement, explained the realities and the efforts to achieve sustainable procurement performance in such an environment.

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Mon 15 Sep 2014
Paul Teague Paul Teague

There are at least two competing narratives about how business works. One says that nothing happens in business until someone sells something. The other says nothing happens until someone buys something.

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Mon 14 Jul 2014
Paul Teague Paul Teague

Benchmarking – comparing your performance against others of equal size and in similar industries – is a favored practice for many business functions, including procurement. But CPOs take the practice one step further than most.

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Mon 10 Mar 2014
Paul Teague Paul Teague

Some executives have identified procurement with logic and marketing with magic. It’s an interesting association - but I have to admit that I don’t agree with it.

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Mon 03 Mar 2014
Paul Teague Paul Teague

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.

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