Jon Hansen

With the FORGE 2021 Blue Sky Conference, The Sky Really Is the Limit

I had a chance to recently talk with Procurement Foundry’s Claire Barnes regarding the November 18th FORGE 2021 Blue Sky conference. I was almost immediately impressed with her enthusiasm for both the live venue and the topics the speakers will...

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Is Expertise Unique or Can It Be Machine-Scaled?

My grandfather used to predict if it was going to rain based on the degree of discomfort he felt in his arthritic joints. If memory serves me, 90% of...

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Crossing the great “ism” expanse in procurement

[pull quote] “Can someone, anyone, please explain the theory of ageism in Procurement & Sourcing and its logic?” – Michael Cadieux, LinkedIn Rant

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Why Procurement Is the Hub in the Wheel of Business

“Procurement can be well-positioned to cross-pollinate ideas and perspectives to various departments and roles in the organization to create value....

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Horizontal Misalignment and its Negative Impact on Digital Success

I once read that the qualification for a superpower is that it can be used for either good or evil, and in this case it has an impact on digital...

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It’s Time for Procurement to Get Personal

The phrase that we live and do business in a know, like, and trust world is true and becoming increasingly important in a digital reality where...

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Addressing the Diversity Gap for the Visually Impaired

“Advances in information communication and technology (ICT) have created the possibility of a world where there is equal access to information among...

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The Digital CPO: Why Procurement Leaders Must Lead the Digital Revolution Charge for Their Organizations (Part 2 of 2)

Becoming a digital champion is not as easy as flipping a switch; it requires human intervention.

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The Digital CPO: Why Procurement Leaders Must Lead the Digital Revolution Charge for Their Organizations (Part 1 of 2)

In the late nineties and early 2000, when the first “automated” procurement platforms emerged, many in the purchasing profession reacted with a...

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