Where the Full Value of Marketing Procurement is Recognized

The relationship between marketing and procurement has often been tumultuous since “marketing procurement” appeared on the scene more than two decades ago. The good news is, the relationship has improved. In a growing number of companies, procurement and marketing professionals are now working together as a cohesive team. But recent research also shows that many […]


The relationships that we build with our co-workers, business partners, and suppliers is paramount to professional growth.

Nurturing the relationships around us is how we achieve our goals. Whether the goal is professional or personal, relationships are the key to getting there.

Suppliers are People Too

The overall practice of developing, partnering, and retaining your supplier base should be the focus of every procurement person, from the buyer to the CPO. The best way to begin, Steph Shrader has found, is by practicing what should be called the Golden Rule of Procurement: treat your suppliers the way you would want to be treated yourself.

Got Business Continuity Plans?

By Timothy Ponzio Got plans? No time like the present to create, update, and test those business continuity plans while in the thick of it. It’s better to take the proactive approach because most executive leaders will be asking for these plans if they haven’t done so already. If they aren’t asking yet, then this […]

Gearing Up for Industry 4.0 – How to Take Your First Step with Smart Scheduling

by John Buglino Industry 4.0 is revolutionizing how manufacturers leverage technology. Beyond being digitized, Industry 4.0 expands upon what you were able to accomplish with Industry 3.0. This new frontier in the world of industry takes the technology you’ve implemented—robotics, software as a service (SaaS), the Internet of Things (IoTs), AI, and big data platforms—and […]