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Hillary Ohlmann

Hillary Ohlmann
Hillary is DeltaBid's resident writer, copy editor, researcher, and all-around procurement enthusiast. She holds a degree in Journalism and Spanish from UW-Madison.
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Moving from Email to DeltaBid: What You Should Know

May 26, 2016 by Hillary Ohlmann

Making the move from email and Excel to DeltaBid is like exchanging a flip phone for a smart phone. DeltaBid is more robust, but it takes some getting used to.

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SRM Implementation: Big Bang or Phased Roll Out?

May 19, 2016 by Hillary Ohlmann

Supplier relationship management entails coordinating stakeholders inside and outside of the organization and obtaining records from numerous business units and systems. As such, it is a complex process. Once you’ve chosen the right supplier relationship management software (SRM) for your...

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Finding Suppliers: 9 Resources for SMBs

May 10, 2016 by Hillary Ohlmann

Recently we carried out a survey on the top challenges facing procurement professionals. After analyzing over 500 responses, we found 30 percent struggled with supplier-related issues. They cited a range of challenges, from the supplier selection process and evaluation to performance and...

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Interview with Procurement Leader Anu Gardiner

May 03, 2016 by Hillary Ohlmann

Anu Gardiner has over 15 years of experience in procurement, including posts at DocuSign, Cisco and Kaiser Permanente.

She recently sat down with Eric, one of our DeltaBid team members, for a question and answer session ahead of her participation in the upcoming ISM conference.

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Why (and How) Procurement Should Boost Its Millennial Appeal

April 26, 2016 by Hillary Ohlmann

Millennials. What does the word bring to mind? Perhaps visions of entitled, spoiled, selfie-taking sugarplums laze about in your head.

Unfortunately, the millennial generation has gotten a bad rap. Regardless of whether that reputation is deserved or undeserved, you’ll probably be working with a...

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Top 10 Biggest Procurement Challenges [Infographic]

April 19, 2016 by Hillary Ohlmann

Here at DeltaBid, we’ve been looking at what procurement professionals consider to be the biggest obstacles they face on a daily basis. We surveyed over 500 procurement professionals over the past several months and asked them “What is your biggest procurement challenge?” This post discusses the...

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5 Questions to Guide Procurement Transformation

April 05, 2016 by Hillary Ohlmann

The DeltaBid team recently attended a stellar conference in Parnu, Estonia, organized by the Estonian Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Association, PROLOG.

One of the most engaging speakers on the ticket was Jack Quarles, founder of Buying Excellence and former Director of Corporate...

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Capture Cost Savings and Reduce Maverick Spend With Purchase Requisitions

February 16, 2016 by Hillary Ohlmann

Compliance and organization. As a procurement professional, you know these two things are an important part of the purchasing process. However, would your internal customers agree?

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Top 5 Reasons to Implement Requisitions Management Software

February 09, 2016 by Hillary Ohlmann

Email is over 20 years old. To put it in perspective, recent college graduates have never known a world without email. It has become an integral part of our personal and professional lives. A recent study by The Radicati Group says the average business user sends or receives 122 emails per day....

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Purchasing Starts With Requisitioning. And So Does Compliance.

February 02, 2016 by Hillary Ohlmann

As a procurement professional, you probably love details. I know I do. I thrive on planning and looking at the fine print. I’d be preaching to the choir if I had to explain to you why it’s important to comply with the purchasing process. You already know that managed spend reduces costs...

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