A short article in the E-Sourcing Forum by Chris Pfauser does a concise job explaining how the determine if your processes are mature. Substitue "EDI" for "IT" as you read the story and it'll be even more relevant. If your shop is like most I've seen and worked in, your processes will probably never be completely mature, but if you head in the direction outlined in the article you'll be in good shape.

How do the leaders in ecommerce stay ahead? Here's how Staples does it.

MRO (maintenance, repair, and operational) purchasing is a different animal. See how progressive companies go about taming it.

Mark Morley provides an excellent view on challenges facing us from within the manufacturing sector. As you read through the article on gxsblogs.com, think about the implications for your shop.

Need a little inspiration to get you through the day? Take a look at a few of the 'Top Innovation Articles of 2011' from Innovation Excellence. Many of the references are oriented toward general business, but have broad application to all professions, even ours!