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 the time, he was right.

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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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Is it Time for Procurement to Break Through the Glass Ceiling?

Dr. Elouise Epstein, Paula Varner, Sarah Barnes-Humphrey, Kelly Barner, Susan Walsh, Melissa Drew. Have you heard of these amazing women in procurement? If you haven’t it isn’t for their lack of expertise and accomplishments. Each in their own unique and...

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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. Typically, among departments that don’t interact directly.” – Larry Leung, Procurement Specialist (LCBO) &...

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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 success.

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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 face-to-face in-person meetings are increasingly rare—especially during these past 14-months. 

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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 people with low vision and the sighted population.” – AEBC, August 2015

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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 combination of wonder and fear.

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