Top links this week #50

Not willing to reinvent the wheel but to efficiently circulate information and know-how amongst a community of interest for purchasing, I will issue, from now on and on a weekly base, the most compelling purchasing links I go by, with a short title-description. Here is the first post of this category.

  • Links to worldwide Supply Chain players on DMOZ
  • Improvement and Development Agency’s (IDeA) Procurement best practices for local governments (UK). It contains a range of guidance, good practice and other information on all aspects of procurement
  • Taxes: The dark horse in technology and services decisions (Forrester report december 2006)
  • Survey of 227 PC decision-makers at European enterprises (Forrester report december 2006). HP and Dell are market leaders but Lenovo seems to sweep the competition on pricing, innovation, and product quality for laptops
  • Overview of the market for eProcurement, eSourcing, contract life-cycle management (CLM), spend analysis, electronic invoice presentment and payment (EIPP), and supplier networks for 2006-2008. (free Forrester ppt presentation November 2006)
  • Top 10 Supply KPI’s: Aberdeen view | Post from Tim Minahan
  • What keeps CPOs awake at night … It’s the Talent! | Post from Jason Bush
  • The Dangers of Centralized Buying | Post from
  • How Ann Taylor put strategic sourcing on the management map | case study

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