Advocating for Yourself and Public Procurement!
Public procurement is an indispensable and crucial function that affects us all no matter who we are, where we live, or what we do.
4 Steps for Dealing with Price Volatility in Commodities
It has been over a year and a half since Covid-19 hit our borders. As a procurement professional, you have had a front-row seat. You’ve stepped up despite sometimes having little to no experience in procuring specialty items like masks and gowns. Now, with new variants emerging, supply chain disruptions, and a shortage of goods and services (i.e., meats, cars, and employees), state procurement offices continue facing volatile commodity pricing. As we enter the holiday season, how can state procurement officials best navigate these uncertain markets? Read more “4 Steps for Dealing with Price Volatility in Commodities “
Student Recruitment: An Interview with Michelle Luong
We had a chance to speak with Michelle Luong, a senior at Penn State University, majoring in Supply Chain & Information Systems with a minor in Information Systems Management. She has completed one co-op at Kimberly-Clark and two summer internships at Bank of America (all within procurement) throughout her time at Penn State. We met Michelle at this year’s NASPO Annual Conference, and we were so captivated by her insight and conversation that we interviewed her on student recruitment into public procurement. The following is part one of our conversation with Michelle on how state procurement offices can better recruit students.
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