1. We had some great insights from two speakers on our final day of the SCRC Meeting.  Our first speaker was Lowell Hoffman, who spoke about some of the lessons learned he’s experienced working for 25 years in procurement as a CPO at National Can, Kraft, and Colgate-Palmolive, and 18 years of professional consulting.  Lowell emphasized […]


  2. We had a great turnout with over 120 executives at our SCRC meeting today at the downtown Marriott in Raleigh.  The theme, Supplier-Led Innvoation, featured a number of excellent speakers and insights. After I did a kick-off discussion emphasizing the importance of trust, integrity, and leadership in driving innovation, Dan Kettler from John Deere followed […]

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  3. I recently had the opportunity to interview a group of individuals who work for a large life sciences company in their facilities management group.  Like many such groups, Facilities are often involved in the typical activities of maintenance and upkeep of construction services, including replacement of chillers, air handlers, carpet, furniture, etc.  But the facilities […]


  4. I visited a Canadian oil and gas company this week, and participated in their first annual Supplier Day.  The forum was an opportunity to share insights on the oil and gas business in North America, communicate issues and challenges that exist, and create an opportunity to exchange ideas on how to address them. The meeting […]

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