Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Dear Procurement, No Excuses! Carpe Diem Laetus!

We’ve said twice now that cloud-based solutions — and not just video conferencing applications like Zoom — can help turn your sofa or kitchen table into a mobile procurement command center, we meant it, and we’ve given you eight great examples of activities normally done (mostly) in person that you can do just as well (or better) from your home office, desk, sofa, or even bed.

And, as you guessed, it doesn’t stop there — because the capabilities of modern procurement platforms don’t stop there. However, today we’re going to focus on how to use everyday Procurement tools in creative ways to accomplish more tasks and increase your distributed, virtual productivity. If you examine each and every tool in your software arsenal, we guarantee you can find creative ways to put them to good use to not only maintain, but possibly even increase, overall levels of efficiency in this crisis.

More specifically, with creative application of tools that likely already exist in your Source-to-Contract arsenal, you can:

  • find out what your team is doing and what they want to do
  • manage and track processes and their efficiency to identify bottlenecks
  • track distributed assets AND skillsets
  • identify relevant information resources you didn’t know you have


Check out the doctor‘s latest piece over on Spend Matters on how to apply traditional procurement technology in non-traditional, socially distanced ways over on Spend Matters.

Don’t Eat Bats! Period!

I really shouldn’t have to post this.  I know Chick-fil-A is trying to make the best of a bad situation with its new slogan:


But if we continue to eat ANY bats whatsoever, we’re all gonna die! SARS-COV-3 will wipe us off the planet in an extinction level event! Bats are already carrying it for a reason — while other animals decided to develop smells, spikes, poisons, etc. to kill those who kill it as an evolutionary survival mechanism, bats have gone and taken it one step further and are harboring viruses that will kill us all. And the Chinese have known about this for over 15 years!  So please, don’t eat any bats!

Source: National Post