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Kelly Barner

Kelly Barner
Kelly Barner is the owner of Buyers Meeting Point, an online resource for procurement and purchasing professionals. Her unique perspective on supply management is based on her time as a practitioner, a consultant at a solution provider, and now as an independent thought leader. Kelly has led projects involving members of procurement, supplier, and purchasing teams and has practical skills in strategic sourcing program design and management, opportunity assessment, knowledge management, and custom taxonomy design.

Recent Posts

Opinion

Imagining a World Without (Good) Spend Analysis

 

[A] procurement solution must allow managers to measure the purchasing activity, analyze it and draw the right conclusions.”

Vishal Chouhan, COO of Synertrade North America

 

Before...

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Opinion

Making the Business Case for Digital Procurement this Budget Season

 The days remaining in this fiscal year are slipping away quickly. All across the enterprise, decision makers’ attention is turning to 2019. The start of a new year brings new budgets – along with...

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Opinion

3 Procurement Software Obstacles to Change

 

“Hooray! Change!” said absolutely no one ever.

We work in a time of rapid, disruptive change. Today’s innovation is tomorrow’s passé trend, and yesterday’s innovation is… well, who can remember...

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Opinion

Comparing the Merits of Digital and Electronic Invoicing

If digital and electronic invoicing sound like the same thing to you, you’re not alone. Can an invoice be one and not the other? Absolutely.

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Opinion

Elements of a Diversified Procurement Technology ROI

When procurement is looking to select and implement new or replace Source to Pay process software, our focus is often on gathering requirements and comparing qualified alternatives. But we can’t...

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Opinion

Advantages of Having the Right End-to-End Procurement Software Solution in Place

One of the greatest advantages of the procurement technology available to us today, as opposed to when strategic sourcing first became the mode du jour for ‘upgrading’ tactical enterprise...

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