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How A VMS Effects Your Payment and Management Solutions

Posted by Patrick Russo on Apr 27, 2016 9:22:34 AM

Contingent workers or independent contractors have become a significant and sometimes permanent aspect of any workforce. Because of their large presence, companies should be considering the tools they use to manage these workers. 

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What's Holding the Food Industry Back?

Posted by Patrick Russo on Jan 6, 2016 9:00:00 AM

The food industry has seen recent successes in many areas, however could that success be further amplified?

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2015 Assessment of the Group Purchasing Organization Industry

Posted by Patrick Russo on Dec 11, 2015 9:00:00 AM

CoVest Sourcing Network has partnered with My Purchasing Center to produce a study that will identify and understand how leaders create value through group purchasing.

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Video Conferencing: A Business Opportunity

Posted by Patrick Russo on Sep 28, 2015 8:00:00 AM

The days of nodding off during conference calls are over. Video conferencing has advanced so much that it is now the preferred way to connect your business to the world and even your own employees with each other. 

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What Can 3D Printing Do For Your Business?

Posted by Patrick Russo on Sep 9, 2015 10:34:33 AM

In the past few years 3D technology has become more affordable and more capable. It has begun to redefine the way we think about manufacturing and, more importantly, the way we run our businesses.

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Category Management Essentials

Posted by Patrick Russo on Apr 6, 2015 9:24:00 AM

This blogs series will guide you through several aspects of category management in Strategic Sourcing. But before we dive into specifics, let's understand the essential components of category management. 
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What is CoVest Looking for in a Member?

Posted by Patrick Russo on Feb 11, 2015 11:12:14 AM

With Valentine's Day upon us we thought we'd share with you what we, the CoVest Sourcing Network, is looking for in a member. 
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What You Need to Know About Core List Development and Rewrites

Posted by Patrick Russo on Jan 28, 2015 10:10:19 AM

Core list and rewrites are a major aspect of sourcing indirect spend. Some would even say that this is the main place to optimize savings year after year. Eager to learn more? Read on to find out everything you need to know about core list development and rewrites. 

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Managing Indirect Spend Options, the Advantages and Disadvantages

Posted by Patrick Russo on Jan 6, 2015 2:30:29 PM

It's the start of a new year, which means out with the old and in with the new. Why not bring that mentality to the way you manage your indirect spend? CoVest Souring Network is here to walk you through your options. 
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Leverage: A GPO Member Perspective

Posted by Patrick Russo on Oct 20, 2014 3:17:00 PM

Leverage within a group purchasing organization (GPO) is meant to benefit all parties, but how exactly is it effecting the members? Members gain from GPO leverage and here's why: 

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