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What Procurement Professionals Can Learn From That Internet Obsession, Candy Crush

Categories: Guest Post, Procurement Commentary Tags: GEP, Incendiary Tidbits The latest rage in Internet gaming is Candy Crush. I hardly know anyone who, having started playing, has abandoned it in the middle of a game. Yes, the addiction...Show More Summary

Touching Down at Elemica Reveal – Supply Chain Meets Procurement

It’s been a busy week of conference travel. After coming back from ISM late yesterday afternoon and seeing some friends and clients at the Cubs game, I flew out early this morning to Philadelphia to attend Elemica’s Reveal conference. Show More Summary

Previewing Coupa Inspire: Procurement Game Changers and the New Supplier Engagement (Part 3)

When people hear the term supplier engagement, many jump to the thought of supplier development. But engagement goes far beyond just the measurement and improvement of existing suppliers. During my talk at Coupa Inspire this week, I’ll...Show More Summary

Previewing Coupa Inspire: Procurement Game Changers and the New Supplier Engagement (Part 2)

I’ve been busy readying and practicing the main stage presentation that I’ll be delivering at Coupa Inspire this week. While I tend to speak at least every other week on a webinar or at some event or other, I must admit to being a bit nervous about this week, given the importance of the event. Show More Summary

Previewing Coupa Inspire: Follow the Money – Cash Matters (Part 1)

In my talk at Coupa Inspire this week exploring Procurement Game Changers, one of the core topics that I’ll be exploring is the importance for procurement to “follow the money” rather than just keeping their eyes on goods and supply (e.g., services) that they’re purchasing and managing the effective delivery/provision for the business. Show More Summary

Top dog or underdog? Microsoft's new indie initiative

My second day of GDC this year is a lot like the late Harold Ramis' romantic comedy classic Groundhog's Day. I'm in an event space surrounded by a couple dozen indie games procured by a console manufacturer to show off how open and accessible its latest platform is. Show More Summary

Supplier Management: “Real” or “Desperate” Procurement Housewife in 2014?

I’m not a huge fan of reality TV. There’s a reason studios exist, in my view—to create Game of Thrones, True Detective, and House of Cards, duh. But the truth is that reality TV calls it as it sees it. As “scripted” as it can be, it’s...Show More Summary

Politico Magazine: Russia Perceptive, America Weak, Britain Corrupt

The game has changed since the West aligned against the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and Russia knows it. America is weaker, and British leaders are captivated by procuring and protecting personal fortunes. According to Politico Magazine, Russia realized these things before the West knew it had done so. Show More Summary

Thunder, Knicks Reportedly Have Top 2nd-Half Median NBA Ticket Price

If you're looking to attend an NBA game during the second half of the 2013-14 season, you better save up before even thinking about watching the Oklahoma City Thunder or New York Knicks. According to data procured via email from Jonathan...Show More Summary

Report: Saudi Arabia has Procured Chinese DF-21 Ballistic Missiles With Help From the CIA

Saudi Arabia has long been a backroom player in the Middle East's nuclear game of thrones, apparently content to bankroll the ambitions of Pakistan and Iraq (under Saddam Hussein) to counter the rise of its mortal enemy, Iran.But asShow More Summary

Accenture Closes Procurian Deal: May the 2014 Procurement BPO “Hunger Games” Begin

Categories: Breaking News, Solution Providers, Spend Humor Tags: L1, Technology We think the newly closed Accenture and Procurian deal is going to set off a Hunger Games M&A death match of sorts in the Procurement BPO world – a sector where scale can matter, and always does, among the larger providers. Show More Summary

Muscle Milk Sends over 380 Cases of Product to Help Grambling State Players

Grambling State University football players boycotted practice and forfeited a game to protest poor conditions at the program. For their efforts, they procured national attention to their plight, discussion of their dilapidated facilities...Show More Summary

Fifth visit of the Coordination Commission to Rio

Updates Running from 1 September until 2 September, the meetings will allow the Commission to hear reports on areas of Games preparations as diverse as venue management, culture, education, procurement, venues and technology. The Commission...Show More Summary

Procurement Plays Critical Role in Sony’s Plans to Wrest Gaming Crown Back From Microsoft

Categories: Procurement, Supply Chain Tags: L2, Process & Best Practice Sony seems to have emerged as everyone’s favorite in the recently concluded E3 for its ambitions to wrest back the crown of gaming from Microsoft. A lot of that attention went to the DRM related differences between the two next generation consoles. Show More Summary

Betable Announces 2nd Hackathon and Aims to Disrupt Gambling and Gaming

Betable, the first platform that allows developers to legally create gambling games (without the developer procuring a license), has announced its second hackathon: Betable Hackathon 2.0. Building on the success of their its first hackathon,...Show More Summary

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 finally secures a solid release date as game goes gold

Patience is indeed a virtue. It looks like the continuously delayed Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 has finally gone gold and has procured a solid release date (which is quite fortunate because I started …

Ready! Aim! Procure!

You know you’ve been at war too long when you send 300 troops to sunny Fort Bliss, Texas, for more than two weeks to take part in JCRX 2013. JCRX 2013? What kind of war game is that? Well, it’s not actually a war game, in the way most folks think of a war game. Show More Summary

Sourcing and Procurement in an Executive Context

Tomorrow, we'll be dropping by a joint Corporate United and BravoSolution event in Chicago: Changing the Game: Evolving Procurement to Become Vital to Your Company. Mickey North Rizza is presenting on the concept of "moving procurement to a vital, re...

Afternoon Coffee: Corporate United and BravoSolution Event, Python Problems, Corn Prices Falling

Join Corporate United and BravoSolution for: Changing the Game: Evolving Procurement to Become Vital to Your Company -- t's not the strongest that survive, it's the most adaptable. The business landscape is constantly changing, and your professional...

Walking away from a losing game

2 years agoIndustries / Law : Law21

And suddenly, everyone’s talking about Procurement. Not that long ago, warning lawyers about the rise of the corporate purchasing function was a little like a medieval parent telling their children about the goblin who lived under the floorboards: you’d better behave, or he’ll come and eat you up. Show More Summary

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