Procurement Process

Jul 16, 2018  |  Articles

Pharmaceutical offshoring makes recalls more costly with more quality headaches

I spent some time working on a study of how offshoring impacts quality issues, specifically product recalls, with a number of researchers at the University of Palermo, led by Manfredi Bruccolori.  Our research led to some very interesting findings on […]

Apr 28, 2018  |  Articles

SCRC Executive Panel Discussion: “Relational Contracting in an Uncertain Ecosystem”

A panel of industry practitioners offered their views on how market trends and technologies are impacting contract management and relational contracting at the latest SCRC meeting on April 19.  Thank you to our guest writer, Kirsten Gallagher, from the Global […]

Apr 23, 2018  |  Articles

Relational Contracting Part III:   Tim Cummins on “Shifting Your Mindset to Collaborative Value”

Tim Cummins, CEO of IACCM, is intent on driving change.  He is traveling around the globe, speaking with foreign ministries in Dubai, the Australian navy, the Canadian Department of Defense, and the General Services Administration in DC.  We were fortunate […]

Apr 21, 2018  |  Articles

Relational Contracting Part I: MUFG Experiments with Blockchains

“One of the best meetings ever!” This is a comment I hear a lot at the conclusion of every one of our SCRC meetings the past few years.  Either we are getting better and better at bringing in some of […]

Apr 16, 2018  |  Articles

Relational Contracts Student Insight: Codifying the Deal is Key!

In Part 2 of our blog series leading up to the SCRC meeting this coming Thursday on “Relational Contracting”, we feature a white paper developed by Tracy Burnett, a second year MBA in our online program.  Tracy here discusses some […]

Apr 10, 2018  |  Articles

Strategic Roles in Procurement Haven’t Changed Much

A recent post on Public Spend Forum asked the following question: What are the key 4-6 roles (e.g. Buyer, Commodity Manager, etc …) common to all public procurement organizations that help you align the “right skills” with the “right roles”, to achieve […]

Mar 14, 2013  |  Articles

The World of Global Procurement Q&A with John Zapko, VP of Global Procurement, Lenovo

Questions and Answers on Global Procurement with John Zapko, VP of Global Procurement, Lenovo Questions and Answers on Global Procurement with John Zapko, VP of Global Procurement, Lenovo from scrc on Vimeo. Challenges of Global Procurement Rob Handfield (Co-Director of […]

Jan 28, 2011  |  Articles

Understanding Legistlation Related to Procurement: Procurement : A Tutorial

Understanding Legistlation Related to Procurement p. ContractsLaws of AgencyPersonal LiabilityInternational Laws Affecting Global PurchasingContracts vs AgreementsBetsy and Mimi’s Contrac – An EXAMPLE Contracts Contract “A promise or a set of promises for the breach of which the law gives a […]

Jan 28, 2011  |  Articles

The New Purchasing and Supply Management Workplace: Procurement : A Tutorial

The New Purchasing and Supply Management Workplace Social and Workplace Changes Sourcing Organizational Structures Key Sourcing Organizational Features Integrating the Supply Chain Procurement’s Changing Role Separating Purchasing Authority Sourcing’s New Look Social and Workplace Changes The need to pursue strategic […]

Jan 28, 2011  |  Articles

The Procurement Process – e-Procurement: Procurement : A Tutorial

The Procurement Process – e-Procurement e-Procurement What is Solicitation? What are Online Reverse Auctions? Benefits of e-Procurement e-Procurement e-Procurement is the term used to describe the automation through web-enabled tools of many elements of the procurement process this includes: The […]