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New ISM Survey: Cost Cutting is Procurement’s Top Priority, but Actual Savings Miss the Mark

January 2014

Organizations need to move beyond marginal cost reductions in 2014

While delivering savings remains the top procurement priority for most organizations, only 20 percent of companies substantially cut costs in 2013, according to a new survey of 545 procurement executives […]

Technology Predictions For 2015: Part I

Procurement Leaders | January 2015

In this series of guest posts, Procurement Leaders asks solution providers in the procurement space for their predictions on the shifts in technology that will take place in 2015.  In this, the first post in the […]

Black Friday Predictions: Longer Hours, Bigger Promotions, eCommerce Gains

FierceRetail | December 2014

Are retailers staring down a future with a blackout of Black Friday? Some analysts and retailers are starting to seriously ponder this question. While the historically huge shopping day isn’t what it used to be, it isn’t […]

4 Reasons Why You’re Not Aligned

Spend Matters | November 2014

By now I’m assuming you know about the importance of aligning procurement’s initiatives with larger business goals. I’ve written about it, other Spend Matters authors have written about it and I’m sure you’ve heard it discussed […]

Collaboration Redefined, via SRM

Healthcare Matters | November 2014

It’s not hard to appreciate the evolution of sourcing, especially when you’ve had the bird’s eye view that I’ve enjoyed for the better part of two decades. From old school, tactical buying (thank goodness for spreadsheet […]

Halloween 2014: Beware, the Sugar-High Won’t Last Long

FierceRetail | October 2014 

It’s the time of year for ghosts, goblins, witches and Disney princesses.  It’s the storm before the storm.  A chance for retailers to test out promotions, gauge traffic, move inventory – all so that on November 1, […]

BravoSolution Appoints Jim Wetecamp as its Next CEO

CPO Rising | October 2014

Last week, BravoSolution, a supply management solution provider, announced that its current SVP of Solution Strategy and industry veteran, Jim Wetekamp, will become the company’s CEO effective October 31, 2014.


Jim Wetekamp is the New BravoSolution CEO

SpendMatters | October 2014 

This morning, procurement software firm BravoSolution will announce that Jim Wetekamp is their new Chief Executive Officer, taking over from Nader Sabbaghian, who has left the company.


Five Procurement Predictions for 2015

Supply Chain Digital | October 2014 

Procurement executives are under more pressure than ever before to prove their value to stakeholders, and that’s not about to change any time soon.

With 2015 planning right around the corner, procurement leaders need to take […]

Big-Box Retailing: Will E-Commerce Blow the House Down?

SupplyChainBrain | September 2014 

In the folktale “The Three Little Pigs,” a house made of brick is the one that the Big Bad Wolf can’t blow down. If only today’s brick-and-mortar retailers were as sturdy.

Think of internet commerce as the modern-day […]