Using the Johari Window in Procurement and Sourcing

- February 28, 2015 8:08 AM | Categories: Guest Post, Procurement, Procurement Commentary, Sourcing

Spend Matters welcomes this guest post from Art van Bodegraven. What is that Johari Window thingy, anyway? The technique and the tool was developed in 1955 by American psychologists Harrington Ingham and Joseph Luft to help assess relationships with oneself and others, highlighting known and unknown areas and blind spots. Joe and Harry's visual tool quickly became the Johari Window. How does this apply to procurement and sourcing? We have, in any enterprise of any size, needs to deal with a staggering array vendors and suppliers of a vast range of size, sophistication, simplicity, complexity, services, products and materials. The Johari Window is an extraordinarily useful tool for sorting all this out.

more ▸

Should You Be Using the Renminbi To Buy From Your Chinese Suppliers?

- February 27, 2015 2:07 PM | Categories: Trade Financing

0201154-2590-D31A-4091769B0258659C Why should more multinational corporations consider invoicing and selling using China’s currency the renminbi (RMB)? Trade Financing Matters published an article this week on the subject. Check out a snippet of what the article is about here, or read the full story on TFM.

more ▸

Business Intelligence to Transform Procurement