Idea Lounge


Jul
27

Introducing … Buying as a Service

By Sam Vail

One company can’t do it all. That’s why organizations often seek external support for areas outside of their core competency. They work with outside legal counsel, employ advertising agencies, rely on public relations firms and outsource payroll.  Allow me…

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Jun
9

The CPG Marketing + Procurement Dilemma

By Andrew Rader

For Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies, Marketing is a mission-critical function and a major barometer for overall brand health. The same reason we know the names Nike, Budweiser and Kleenex is the reason why Marketing is king within CPG. On…

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Jan
12

Solving the Best of Breed vs. Incumbent Sourcing Problem

By Editor

Spend Matters’ Pierre Mitchell packs an enormous amount of actionable advice in his recent blog post, “Solving the Best of Breed vs. Incumbent Sourcing Problem – Beyond Selecting Technology.” Specifically, applying strategic sourcing best practices across categories, evaluating the…

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Jan
1

Aligning the Interests of Buyers and Suppliers

By Editor

THE COUNTERINTUITIVE TRUTHS OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Important ideas get lost in translation when moving from concept stage to real-world execution. LogicSource believes the best way to align buyer and supplier interests is to embrace the counter-intuitive truths of supply…

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Dec
22

The Gorilla And The Hummingbird

By Editor

“It’s like trying to be the 800 pound gorilla and a hummingbird at the same time!” remarked a senior executive discussing the challenges of achieving excellence in strategic sourcing and procurement.

That comment raised two questions: What did he mean?…

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Dec
21

The Ingredients for Better Buying

By Editor

Behind every smart sourcing solution are six key ingredients: domain expertise; strategic sourcing capabilities; business processes; technology; supplier base; and market leverage. LogicSource brings a peerless group of assets and capabilities to help our clients buy better – transforming…

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