Posted on 08/28/2014
When we last saw Vivian, the everywhere event planner, she had two months left to go before the annual user conference her company was hosting thousands of miles away from her home office at the...
Posted on 08/20/2014
It’s a phrase that most people are aware of and that many do agree with, but many organizations are still hesitant to act on this concept: you must spend money to make money. As CNBC recently...
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Posted on 08/13/2014
We’ve all heard this plenty of times: cloud operations are changing the way that organizations do business.  While some organizations were initially slow to adapt, the percentage of those enterprises...
Posted on 08/08/2014
There are plenty of remarkable benefits that come with adopting mobile procurement, like simplified online purchasing, easy budgeting, and workflow approval, just to name a few.  But, did you know...
Posted on 08/06/2014
Over a couple of previous posts, we looked at what it takes to create and attain procurement maturity within an organization.  As important as it is for an organization to embrace procurement, there...
Posted on 07/25/2014
How does a person balance their inner sports fandom when they’re constantly overseeing their work operations? Bob is a manufacturing line manager who is on-call around the clock.  He is also a full-...
Posted on 07/11/2014
As the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius once said, “Do what makes you happy and you’ll never work a day in your life.”  Debate amongst yourselves the validity of this proclamation, but there are...
image via AFP & telegraph.co.uk; Sega Toys employee displays their new robot cat [no affiliation to scenario described here]
Posted on 06/30/2014
As a young boy growing up in Nagano, Japan, Hiroshi was obsessed with two things: robotics and pets. His passion for electric circuits, motors, and robotics began when he was just five years-old,...
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Posted on 06/25/2014
In a previous post, we looked at installing the proper foundation for implementing a procurement blueprint within an organization, based on a procurement transformation approach outlined by Future...
Posted on 06/13/2014
Listen in on a conversation between any collection of school teachers today and you’ll be sure to overhear one word referenced over and over: budget. With schools across the country forced to tighten...

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