Happy Labor Day: Best of Our Workforce Articles

- August 29, 2014 10:00 AM | Categories: Governance

With Labor Day just around the corner, and so much talk lately about the need to train and support our federal workforce, I thought I’d highlight some of the best pieces we’ve run in support of our feds. Have a great and deserved day off, everyone! If the Federal Government Wants to Do Better, It Needs to Do Better by Its Workforce Improving Federal Procurement: Restructure the Workforce and Transform the Culture Carrots at Work in the Public Sector: A New Incentive Program to Work Better, Faster, and Cheaper Featured Research: How to Create an IT Acquisition Community Staff Training […]

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Procurement, Measurement and Big Data

- August 29, 2014 7:02 AM | Categories: Governance

This guest post by Diptarup Chakraborti, assistant vice president of marketing at Zycus Inc, is excerpted from our sister site, Spend Matters. Back in the late 1980s, a big debate broke out among procurement leaders as to how to best measure procurement’s functional performance. Procurement had been seen traditionally as a service function – processing transactions, managing bid processes and negotiating prices and commercial terms with suppliers – but not making significant contributions to business performance or market competitiveness.

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