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Thoughts and reflection on procurement, supply chain management and other stuff in research but, most of all, in practice!

Jun 22, 2023

The need to improve the federal government support during disaster management: the failure of the Strategic National Stockpile

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed critical issues regarding the distribution and availability of personal protective equipment (PPE) at the federal level in the United States. Despite efforts by the federal government to allocate and distribute PPE using v...

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May 1, 2023

Fostering SME Innovation in Emergency Situations: The Power of Procurement Policies

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a vital role in driving economic growth and innovation. However, during emergency situations like the COVID-19 pandemic, SMEs face significant challenges due to resource and market contractions. In a recen... (Link)

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Apr 12, 2023

How are procurement and contract management connected?

Procurement processes are vital for private and publci organizations to acquire goods and services efficiently while mitigating risks and ensuring compliance. Within the procurement process, contract management plays a crucial role in maximizing the v...

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Mar 10, 2023

Building Resilience and Responsiveness: The Key to Supply Chain Success

A few days ago, I had the honour to serve as a speaker at the MIT Industrial Liaison Program for the supply chain resilience panel together with Jim Rice, Elenna Dugundji, Murugan Pugalenthi and Tom Vu. I wanted to share the main takeaways from this pa...

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Feb 20, 2023

Promoting Social Equity in Federal Contracting: Lessons from Emergency Management

Governments have an important role in supporting local economies and small disadvantaged businesses, particularly during emergency and disaster events. Procurement, as a strategic government function, is a key lever to achieve such social equity object... (Link)

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Feb 1, 2023

The importance of Circular economy in supply chains and the role of start ups

Our recently published a paper titled "Designing circular supply chains in start-up companies: evidence from Italian fashion and construction start-ups" explores the concept of circular supply chains (CSCs) and their significance in various industries.... (Link)

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Sep 30, 2022

9th Workshop of the International Research Study of Public Procurement

On September 12th -13th, in beautiful Ljubljana, the 9th Workshop of the International Research Study of Public Procurement group took place! The theme was "The Role of Public Procurement in Crises"; practitioners from the U.S., the Netherlands, Belgiu...

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