Forbes — 20 December 2016

Philadelphia Is Modernizing Procurement Regs For Modern Needs Article by Kate Vitasek published by Forbes on 20 December 2016. The City of Philadelphia is on track to comprehensively modernize its “old-school” procurement regulations, which have not changed since 1951… Here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/hpafbxp

Christmas Stocking Stuffers

What are professionals with a Vested frame of mind looking for as they place their Christmas stocking on the fireplace mantle this year? Here are some of the items I hope Santa will seriously consider leaving for procurement, outsourcing and supply chain professionals to prepare them for the post-Brexit, new-Globalization, and Trump World eras: A […]

Supply Chain Quarterly — December 2016

Map your way to an effective sourcing strategy Article by Kate Vitasek published 14 December 2016 on Supply Chain Quarterly’s online site. This business-process mapping technique, designed specifically for procurement, can help you identify which relational and economic sourcing models are right for your company… Here’s the link: http://tinyurl.com/hwnhvmp  

The 10 Procurement Sins

Philip Ideson, who runs the Art of Procurement website and does a weekly podcast on procurement issues, recently looked back at some old Art of Procurement episodes and came up with a list of the 10 “sins of procurement.” He notes, “There are a lot more than 10! However, I had to stop somewhere! These […]

Outsource Talks webinar — August 2016

Walking in a webinar wonderland… Jamie Liddell: “Another month, another great Outsource Talks webinar… This week it was my profound pleasure and privilege to welcome Vested’s Kate Vitasek, KPMG’s Don Ryan and ‘Art of Procurement’ host Phil Ideson to the Outsource Talks sofa, where the hour fairly flew by in a wonderful discussion of sourcing […]

Art of Procurement – Podcast – July 2016

The Art, Science and Practice of Crafting Strategic Supplier Relationships, w/ Kate Vitasek Art of Procurement podcast with Kate Vitasek on 25 July 2016. Think of the handful of supplier agreements that you have that are fundamental to your business operations and strategy. How many of your most material supplier relationships are based on leverage, […]

Procurement Integrity

Much is written lately about “procurement integrity”—many might say this a hot subject, because at times it seems that integrity is somewhat tough to come by in many types of business relationships, but especially when procurement divisions focus only costs. Tim Cummins addressed this issue in a recent Commitment Matters post, in which he gets […]

EBGnetwork — December 2015

EBG | Play: Kate Vitasek about old sourcing models being incomplete EBG Network interview with Kate Vitasek on 18 December 2015. Here’s the link: http://ebgnetwork.com/2015/12/18/ebg-play-kate-vitasek-about-old-sourcing-models-being-incomplete/    

Forbes — 16 December 2015

State Of Virginia Pioneers Supplier Access To State Contracts Article by Kate Vitasek published by Forbes on 16 December 2015 The State of Virginia has unveiled a new online procurement tool that’s designed to help suppliers “Meet-Connect-Collaborate” on state government procurement contracts. This is not only good for the large contractors, but is also expected […]

Buyers Meeting Point — December 2015

Book Review: Strategic Sourcing in the New Economy Book  review posted by Kelly Barner on 17 December 2015. “In November, Kate Vitasek and a team of co-authors released Strategic Sourcing in the New Economy: Harnessing the Potential of Sourcing Business Models for Modern Procurement. Vitasek is best known for her Vested Outsourcing series of books, […]