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Effective Vendor Management Starts with an Effective Procurement

Gartner defines vendor management as “a discipline that enables organizations to control costs, drive service excellence, and mitigate risks to gain increased value from their vendors throughout the deal life cycle.” Like any healthy relationship, vendor relationships require work. The key to successful vendor management […]

Mobile This… Top 5 Mobile Trends of 2015

Chances are you’re reading this blog on your smartphone or other mobile device, maybe even when you shouldn’t be – like over that romantic Valentine’s Day dinner you’re supposed to be enjoying with your significant other.   The reality is it’s a mobile world – […]

Quality as a Process

Advances in technology have rapidly changed the way society views quality. It’s gotten to the point where most of us are borderline addicted to the ability to “click” to create a rating or indicate our like or dislike of something. Sites like Yelp and Glassdoor […]

How We Define Partner

At its most basic, the word “partner” is defined as “a person who shares or is associated with another in some action or endeavor.”   That word is overused in the business world because unfortunately, it’s often just simply what it is defined to be, […]

Is Branding Your Job?

Who doesn’t love a good tagline? I still wonder, “Where’s the beef?” And I definitely “Don’t leave home without it!” We sing our favorite jingles in our heads even when we’re cursing at ourselves for doing so. I know I appreciate a good looking logo, […]