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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

White Paper

Boosting Supplier Performance with 360° Information

What a company wants from each supplier varies widely by industry and spend category, with one exception: transparency. Procurement (and the internal stakeholders they support) are always on the...

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Opinion

This Procurement Tech Implementation Brought to you by… Robots

What exactly is a procurement transformation project? They have been discussed so often, and with so few specifics, that you would be forgiven for wondering if anyone has successfully completed...

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Opinion

The Evasive Theory of Everything

On March 14th, the world lost a genius with the passing of Stephen Hawking. It seems that everyone – from the academic community, to movie buffs, to curious individuals – is memorializing him in...

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Opinion

Is Your Procurement Software Solution a Product or a Service?

This is the age of software as a service – commonly known as SaaS. Most literally, this means that software is delivered in ‘turnkey’ fashion and hosted centrally rather than through a transfer of...

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Opinion

Increasing Procurement’s Risk Agility with a Silver Lining Strategy

Being the good process stewards that we are, procurement never just focuses on one topic. Instead we dynamically map how that topic interacts with the rest of the operation.

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