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Volume Description

79

The January/February 2017 edition contains two articles, titled "Best Practices in Controlling Supplier Risk" and "Being Considerate Now Legally Required in Contracts - What!?!".


78

The October/November 2016 edition contains two articles, titled "Ensuring Proper Supplier Insurance Coverage - Mitigating Contractual Risk" and "Easing the Pain of Business Travel".


77

The August 2016 edition contains two articles, titled "Negotiation - The 'Crown Jewel' of Procurement Practices" and "Raising the Bar on Procurement Efficiency".


76

The April 2016 edition contains articles titled “Category Management – A Full Circle Approach to Strategic Sourcing” and “Trends in Procurement Staffing – Techniques to Find & Retain Top Talent”.


74

The February 2016 edition contains articles titled “Sole Source Negotiations – 5 Ways to Change the Balance of Power” and “Getting Out of the Doghouse – Are We Doing Procurement Right or Just Easy”.


73

The November 2015 edition contains articles titled “Changing Strategies for Negotiating In Person, Via Telephone, or by Email/Text” and “The Art of Price Indexing – Six Helpful Techniques”.


72

The September 2015 edition contains articles titled “Supply Management Staff Assessments – Three Types” and “Waiver of Subrogation Rights – Interesting Insurance Language”.


71

The July 2015 edition contains articles titled “Ways for Procurement to Accomplish More with Accounts Payable” and “Maturing Marketplaces – Raising the Bar in Global Regions”.


70

The April 2015 edition contains articles titled “Supplier Payment Timing – A Misunderstood Investment” and “As the World Turns – Reasons to Recalculate Offshore Relationships”.


68

The October 2014 edition contains articles titled “Trends in Contract Drafting Today” and “Professional Certifications – Interesting Choices for Supply Chain Employees”.


67

The August 2014 edition contains articles titled “The Path of Least Resistance – Key to Procurement Success” and “Avoiding Trapdoors – Clever Contract Language”.


66

The July 2014 edition contains articles titled “Top Ten Reasons to Use Purchase Orders” and “Quiet Enjoyment – An Important Contracting Concept”.


65

The May 2014 edition contains articles titled “Swamps, Alligators & MRO” and “Privity of Contract – An Important Concept in Procurement Contracting”.


64

The March 2014 edition contains articles titled “Beyond Strategic Sourcing – Gaining Greater Value” and “Mediation in Contractual Disputes – An Inside Look”.


63

The December 2013 edition contains articles titled “A Challenge Faced By ALL Procurement Groups – Our Customers” and “Setting the Stage for a Successful Negotiation”


62

The September 2013 edition contains articles titled “Terminating for Convenience – A Key Legal Concept to Understand” and “So You Think You’re Strategic?”


61

The July 2013 edition contains articles titled “Beyond Strategic Sourcing” and “Indemnification – A Key Legal Concept to Understand”


60

The May/June 2013 edition contains articles titled “Demand Management…Another Way to Reduce Costs” and “Trends in Auctions…Going, Going, Gone”


59

The March/April 2013 edition contains articles titled “Accomplishing the Impossible – Ways Top SCM Leaders Excel” and “Negotiations – Best Practices Then & Now”


58

The January/February 2013 edition contains articles titled “Proposal Evaluations…Reference Pinball” and “Building Procurement Superheroes”

 

57

The December 2012 edition contains articles titled “Creating a Great Services RFP…Ways to Solicit Remarkable Proposals” and “Equipping Outstanding Procurement Talent”

56

The September/October 2012 edition contains articles titled “Information Technology Pricing Trends…Squeezing the Balloon” and “Does Higher Spending Always Get You Lower Prices…?."


55

The June/July 2012 edition contains articles titled “Becoming Standard to Achieve Procurement Excellence” and “So You Think You’re Strategic…?.

54

The March/April 2012 edition contains articles titled “It’s Only Money! – Ethical Behavior in Procurement” and “Integrating Six Sigma Into the Supply Chain.

53

The January/February 2012 edition contains articles titled “SRM – Managing What Isn’t Ours” and “As the World Turns – Trends in Global Supply Management”.

52

"The October/November 2011 edition contains articles titled “Moving Upstream in the Supply Chain” and “Trends in Procurement Contract Drafting”.”
The August/September 2011 edition contains articles titled “Preparing for a Winning Negotiation (Part 2)” and “Has Strategic Sourcing Really Been Done? (Reprint)”
The June/July 2011 edition contains articles titled “Preparing for a Winning Negotiation (Part 1)” and “Has Strategic Sourcing Really Been Done?”
The April/May 2011 contains articles titled “Selling the Value of Procurement to Internal Customers” and “The Declining Benefit of EOQ Calculations”
The January/February 2011 edition contains two articles, titled "As the World Turns - Trends in Global Supply Management" and "Celebrating Cost Saving Failures"
The September – October 2010 edition of our journal includes articles titled "Supply Management Performance in a Challenging Economy” and “Making it Stick – Techniques to Capture ‘Sourced’ Savings"
The May to June 2010 edition contains articles titled "Getting Traction with Procurement’s Internal Customers” and “Going Shopping with a Good Market Basket"
The March to April 2010 edition contains articles titled "Key Elements in a Balanced Supplier Scorecard” and “Dealing With Changes in the Executive Suite"
The January to February 2010 edition contains articles titled "Sourcing vs. Bidding…Key Differences” and “Objectivity – What Procurement Should Bring to Acquisitions"
The September – October 2009 edition of our journal includes articles titled "Techniques for Different Modes of Negotiations…In-Person, Phone, and Email” and “Nearshoring – A Strategy to Minimize Supply Chain Risk".
The March – April 2009 edition of our journal includes articles titled "Extracting Superior Supplier Performance” and “BPO – The Ultimate ‘Make vs. Buy

The October - November 2008 edition of our journal includes articles titled "Innovators, Imitators & Idiots” and “Where Have All the Auctions Gone?".


 

The June to July 2008 edition contains articles titled "Lies, Darn Lies, and Statistics” and “When Big Isn’t Always Best".

The March – April 2008 edition of our journal includes articles titled "Taking Intelligent Supply Management Risks” and “Hidden Costs of Freight".

 

The December 2007 to January 2008 edition contains articles titled "Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch” and “Providing Value to Procurement’s Internal Customers".

 

The January/February 2007 edition contains articles titled "Implied Warranties in the Uniform Commercial Code" and "Tips for Retaining Top Performing Supply Management Staff".

The November/December 2006 edition contains articles titled "Staffing a Supply Management Organization...Current and Future Challenges" and "The 80/20 Principle Applied to Strategic Sourcing".

The September 2006 edition contains articles titled "Optimal Stages of the Strategic Sourcing Process - What Are They?" and "The Importance of Long-Term Planning for Supply Chain Organizations".

The April 2006 edition contains articles titled "Levels of Supply Management Maturity", "First Steps In Global Supplier Selection", and "Saving Money on Freight Fuel Surcharges".

The April 2006 edition contains articles titled, "To Bid Or Not To Bid?...That Is The Question", "Becoming More Effective In Global Relationships", and "Freight Discounts...Are You Really Receiving The Contracted Rate?".

The November 2005 edition contains articles titled, "Selecting Products for Outsourcing to Low Cost Countries LCC's)" and "Controlling Spending With Limited Procurement Resources...".

The October 2005 edition contains articles titled, "Contract 'Choke Points'..." and "Higher Standards Needed - Supply Management Ethics...".

The June 2005 edition contains articles titled, "When Bidding Doesn't Fit" and "Ways to Lose...Or Keep...An Internal Customer".

The March 2005 edition contains articles titled, "Changes to Article 2 of the UCC - How Will They Affect Me?" and "Writing Statements of Work to be Effective Strategic Procurement Tools (Pt. 1)". 

The January 2005 edition contains articles titled, "Easing the Pain of MRO Buying" and "Writing Statements of Work to be Effective Strategic Procurement Tools (Pt. 1)".

The October 2004 edition contains articles titled, "When to Use a Reverse Auction" and "Using Total Cost Modeling As a Negotiation Tool" 

The August 2004 edition contains articles titled, "The Premature Death of Strategic Sourcing...?" and "Achieving Savings in 'Off Limits' Areas".

The June 2004 edition contains articles titled "What Really Are 'Best Practices'?", "Contract Implementation - 7 Tips For Success" and "The Human Factor in Supply Management". 

The March 2004 edition contains articles titled "Strategic Contracting", "Early Procurement Involvement & the Strategic Sourcing Process", and "The Sarbanes-Oxley Act".

The January 2004 edition contains articles titled "Selecting the Best Sourcing Strategy", "Group Purchasing Organizations...Told You So", and "Today's Procurement Professional". 

The November 2003 edition contains articles titled "Timing...The Key to Supply Management Success", "The Internal Customer Connection", and
" The Cost Of An Invoice".


The September 2003 edition contains articles titled "The Procurement Safety Net", "Laws of Agency - Buyers Beware", and "Supply Management's Contribution to Strategic Planning".

The July 2003 edition contains articles titled "Stages of a Successful Negotiation", "Moving Upstream for Better Cost Savings", and "Procurement Enhancement Through Process Improvement".

The May 2003 edition contains articles titled "Combating Salespeak", "The Importance of Supplier Diversity Outreach", and "Preparing for Negotiations (Part II)".

The March 2003 edition contains articles titled "What is Strategic Procurement", "Stepping Into Their Shoes (Indemnification)", and "Preparing for Negotiations".

January 2003 edition contains "Best Practices" publication contains articles titled "Additional Savings Through Value Management", "Motivating Extraordinary Supplier Performance", and "Building a Procurement Superhero".

November 2002 edition contains articles titled "Strategies to Avoid Common Supplier Tricks", "Key Ingredients of a Cost Savings Program", and "Leaping Into eSourcing - Part 2".

September 2002 edition contains articles titled, "Setting the Stage for Successful Negotiations", "Strategic Staffing in a Short-Sighted World", and "Leaping into Reverse Auctions".

June 2002 edition of our newsletter contains three articles, titled "How to Know You Have 'Best In Class' Procurement", "Top Investments for a Supply-Chain Organization", and "Strategic Contracting".

March 2002 edition of our newsletter contains four articles, titled "Myths About Consortium Purchasing", "Formal vs. Informal Inventories...the Shell Game", "Factors In Opportunity Profiling", and "Trying On Their Shoes".

January 2002 edition of our newsletter contains articles titled "Strategic Supplier Relationships" and "Financial Stability Ratios".

November 2001 edition contains articles titled "Where's the Money Going?" and "Selling the Value of Procurement".

August 2001 edition contains articles titled "Momentum In Negotiations", "Optimizing Your Procurement Training Budget", and "What's In Your Toolbox?"

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June 2001 edition contains articles titled "The CFO's Secret Weapon", "Saving Through Demand Reduction", and "The Changing Paradigm".

3
March 2001 edition contains articles titled "Four Approaches to E-Procurement", "Myths About F.O.B. Destination", and "Building a World Class Supplier Diversity Program".

2
January 2001 edition contains articles titled "Planning Contract Expirations", "360 Degree Reviews", and "Developing Great Contracts".

November 2000 edition of our newsletter contains articles titled "Traditional vs. Non-Traditional Commodities", "Strategic Procurement Management Training", and "Flex Staffing in Procurement".
 

 

 
 

 

 
   
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