Tag: NASPO

Procurement Methodologies

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 “
Procurement Office Development

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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Emergency Procurement & Risk Management

5 Ways to Improve Your Procurement Crisis Management

Regardless of preparation and planning, crises will eventually occur. It is the procurement professional’s job to help resolve them and apply your acquired knowledge in the preparation for the next event. Mitigating the human cost of disaster is an important reason why procurement is a part of disaster response and recovery planning. Here are some essential steps for successful procurement crisis management. Read more “5 Ways to Improve Your Procurement Crisis Management”