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.
Posted: 11/07/2019 - 02:53
Posted: 11/06/2019 - 07:18
Uncertainty over the future of the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China continues to take its toll on supply chains worldwide. While some companies and manufacturers are setting their sights on alternative foreign factories, such as Vietnam and Thailand, others are looking to make parts closer to home.
Posted: 10/31/2019 - 01:51
Retail distribution is growing up. What was once a battle between retail online and retail with real estate is now a battle between businesses on the same online playing field. The forces of disruption and innovation keep charging the field with opportunity, but unpredictability is just as strong, with consumer behavior – and the competition that takes advantage of it - changing the game almost daily.
Posted: 10/30/2019 - 03:01
Corporate real estate is often one of the largest single categories of spend relative to a company’s revenue and budget, but many organizations view it as a cost to be managed and mitigated rather than a strategic opportunity to align the footprint with business growth and operational expectations and to increase the overall enterprise value of the business.
Posted: 10/24/2019 - 04:38
Today’s talent landscape is becoming more driven by contingent workers; in some organizations, the number of contingent workers already outpaces full-time employees. It’s no surprise then that the pressure on talent suppliers to deliver is high. If staffing suppliers cannot facilitate successful placements at scale, then the revolving door of talent will continue to swing causing companies to waste time, money and resource on endless staffing.
Posted: 10/22/2019 - 07:57
Teamwork is increasingly desired and a norm for organizations. But all too often there is conflict among team members. Some say any conflicts in teams are bad. Others might contend conflict can be a productive source for creative tension used to drive innovation.
So, who is right?
Posted: 10/14/2019 - 00:54
It seems that I have reached a point in my career where I have to acknowledge that I am not one of the young guys anymore. As I support my customers and assess the state of their Risk Management capabilities, I continue to find that I rarely see issues that I have not seen before. I guess that is the benefit of having worked in this field for a couple of decades. But it is also an indication that the lessons that are being learned in one segment of industry are not becoming common practice in other segments.
Posted: 10/08/2019 - 02:11
Sourcing professionals know that companies make significant investments in software to run and drive their businesses. They see first-hand how software subscription costs might run as high as hundreds of millions of dollars annually. Yes, the Office of the Chief Technology Officer and various business units collaborate to determine what software is needed, but typically it’s the procurement office that makes the purchase, and employees that use the software. Therein lies the problem.
Posted: 10/04/2019 - 23:44
A few weeks ago, I reviewed the 2018 Deloitte Global Chief Procurement Officer Survey and was not surprised that cost reduction, new products/market development and managing risks remain the top three business strategies for procurement. Sixty-five percent (65%) of procurement leaders report having limited or no visibility beyond their Tier 1 suppliers.
Posted: 10/04/2019 - 03:38
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.