Tag Archives: sourcing

Innovation and Patents: Pros and Cons for Procurement

Are patents good or bad for the end consumer?  OK, that’s pretty broad…how about this specific example concerning Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines: Virgin recently filed this patent infringement case against Delta over Delta’s use of a herringbone-style seating … Continue reading

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1-Day Air Sourcing Workshop, Dec. 14

This is the first-ever one-day workshop devoted to sourcing airlines.  Matthew Patterson and I will lead the session on Dec. 14th in Chicago.  (Sold already? Register here.) The agenda is tailor-made to those folks wanting a deep understanding of these … Continue reading

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Three Myths About Sourcing Airlines – Part 1

Given that air travel is typically a large spend item for most companies, it makes sense for procurement folks to attack it with extra energy and creativity.  Here are three ideas that often come up: Consolidate air spend across a … Continue reading

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Better RFPs for Meetings via SpeedRFP

This looks like it will be a very useful tool:  SpeedRFP is creating a standard platform for populating and managing RFPs for hotel meetings and events.  Any buyer who needs to get quotes from several hotels will appreciate this.

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