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The Pit Bull of Procurement

Is the quest to obtain perfect optimization causing your business harm?

You probably have come across someone that I call the “pit bull of procurement” – basically, that’s the person with a severe case of the Penny Wise and Pound Foolish ailment, making decisions based only on costs, the quick fix and the short term bottom line. The pit-bull is a major contributor to an organization’s […]

The Five Rules that will Transform Outsourcing

Changing the business mindset from "me" to "we"

Is there a better way to outsource? That is the question the U.S. Air Force asked as it struggled to improve the effectiveness of how to procure strategic services. To answer this question, the Air Force partnered with the University of Tennessee to study how to better procure outsourced services. As part of the study, […]