Patrick Russo

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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 Does the Staples/Office Depot Merger mean for Customers?

Posted by Patrick Russo on Sep 17, 2015 10:19:10 AM

What happens when the two biggest office supply companies merge? Other than printer paper, Post-its and pens galore, Staples customers can expect a number of changes.

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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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Pros and Cons of Consignment Inventory

Posted by Patrick Russo on Aug 24, 2015 11:17:34 AM

Depending on your industry, position, and needs consignment inventory can be a blessing or a burden. Review the pros and cons of consignment inventory and find out if it's something your company should  consider.

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What's the Story Behind Consignment Inventory?

Posted by Patrick Russo on Aug 17, 2015 9:35:00 AM

The debate on consignment goods has been a back and forth battle. Depending on where you stand, it can be a benefit or a headache. Before we dive into the pros and cons, let's better familiarize ourselves with the concept of consignment inventory. 

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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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