Get Progressive: How to Implement Procurement Centers of Excellence

- October 30, 2014 7:08 AM | Categories: Learning / Research

The most innovative (and successful) procurement organizations have a Procurement Center of Excellence (CoE) in place to promote best practice among other necessities. If you don’t count your organization among those with a CoE then worry not: we are here to outline the early steps in implementing one. Download Procurement Centers of Excellence (CoE) – What’s In Them and How to Set Them Up by Pierre Mitchell (chief research officer for Spend Matters) for free today to learn more!

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When Savings Kills: How a 1-inch Change is Costing Trinity Millions

- October 30, 2014 6:25 AM | Categories: Cost Management, Purchasing, Supply Risk

file0001647280363 Earlier this month, we heard how Trinity Industries, the maker of many of the guardrails installed along America’s highways, will be fined hundreds of millions of dollars for making and installing defective guardrails without the federal government’s knowledge. How did this happen? How is it that so many of these supposed safety devices were modified and manufactured without meeting federal standards and then installed on the sides of so many roadways across the country? And, what is the price to the public for these dangerous devices?

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Plus Top 4 Ways CPOs Will Use Social Media

- October 29, 2014 2:28 AM

Business Intelligence to Transform Procurement