May 15, 2019  |  Articles

First NCSU Procurement Leadership Program a Great Success!

We held our first ever Procurement Leadership workshop this week, hosting a group of executives from Altria, American Red Cross, Cheniere Energy, Smith & Nephew, RSCS (YUM! Brands) and the US Air Force.   The mix of executives from both the […]

Apr 27, 2019  |  Articles

Closing the Gap Between Buyers and Sellers: “Everything is Changed, Nothing is Different”

We hosted an extremely successful set of speakers at our SCRC meeting this past week.  One of my core beliefs, that I’ve espoused over the 30 years that I’ve been working in this field, is that working together for mutually […]

Dec 30, 2018  |  Articles

Siemens BT: Every analytical transformation requires a “Jonah Hill”

One of our newest SCRC partners, Siemens Building Technologies, recently shared their insights on creating an analytics strategy.  This effort was led by the Chief Procurement Officer for Siemens BT, Carl Oberland, but has recently been rolled out across the […]

Jun 21, 2018  |  Articles

The Risks and Benefits of Socializing with Suppliers

I had a chance to meet with a group of supply chain executives at the University of Calgary this week, which included a discussion by Ken Rawson.  Ken has over 30 years of experience working in supply management, first with […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mar 1, 2013  |  Articles

Beyond Procurement Survey

We are working with a team of global researchers conducting a study called ““Beyond Procurement”:”, which focuses on how organizations are moving to create the next level of procurement excellence. Please consider taking this survey if you have any duties […]

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 […]