Technology

Leading in a Detached World

Posted: 11/12/2019 - 01:42
Leading in a Detached World
Technology is great isn’t it? It allows us to interact with people from around the globe, to share ideas and instantly know the news of the day. It automates processes and allows for more value-added work to occur. However, it also keeps us from talking to the person seated next to us on the plane and creates the ability to hide behind Instagram photos when there is pain, sorrow or simply a need for someone to talk to. How often do we opt for a text message over calling because it is quicker? How many of those interactions are we missing because we are consumed with our phones?

Sculpting a Career in Total Talent Management with Dan Hanyzewski

Posted: 11/07/2019 - 02:53

Dawn Tiura:      Hey folks, this is Dawn Tiura and welcome back to the podcast series. I'm so glad to welcome to the studio today, Dan Hanyzewski. And Dan, I have known you for a number of years, but your current title has me intrigued. And we'll have to get to that. But you are now Ambassador at Certree. So, before we get to where you are today, can you take our listeners through a little journey of who you are, what made you the way you are today, things like that. Things that might be of interest.

Is it time for an eSourcing solution functionality reality check?

Posted: 10/04/2019 - 03:38
Is it time for an eSourcing solution functionality reality check?
As a rule of thumb, there is a list of 10 questions that every procurement team should ask at all solution provider demos. Some of them you’d probably expect, like questions about integration and the administration of configuration settings. Others you might not have thought of, for instance asking to what degree the company “takes their own medicine” by using the technology themselves. 
 

Forecasting the Fiscal Benefits of Remodeling to Hybrid Hardware Support

Posted: 09/06/2019 - 04:42
Hybrid Hardware Support
As IT leaders have grown to embrace the principles of hardware lifecycle management to contain IT costs, but also to maintain budget agility for sudden-surprise business drivers, more than 50% of the world’s enterprise IT departments are now opting-in to Hybrid Hardware Support models. 
 
To level-set the information shared within this article, there may be two terms that are new to sourcing/procurement readers: 
 

    Soft Skills Make a Real Impact in Supply Chain Management

    Posted: 08/30/2019 - 02:15
    Soft Skills Make a Real Impact in Supply Chain Management
    For what seems like decades now, the conversations around procurement and supply chain management have focused on the themes of innovation and evolution. The function, conventional wisdom suggests, is changing quickly and gaining a new, more prominent position within organizations. You wouldn’t know it to look at job listings. Conduct a quick search and you’ll find that the same skills that powered procurement through years of tactical obscurity are still (apparently) in high demand.

    Innovations in Outsourcing: GEP

    Posted: 08/29/2019 - 23:11
    Innovations in Outsourcing: GEP

    Can you outline why your team embarked on this project and the problem that needed to be solved?

    The client, a telecommunications major, was looking to optimize their procurement operations and streamline their ongoing technology transformation initiative. Owing to GEP’s depth of offerings and expertise in procurement and supply chain, and top-of-the chart analyst ratings, the client chose GEP as their procurement services partner to address the following challenges: 
     

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