TCGi Quarterly Happenings: SAM, e-Procurement e-Book, Awards, Announcements & More!

TCGi Quarterly Happenings: SAM, e-Procurement e-Book, Awards, Announcements & More!

    TCGi kept it all the way up with accolades and announcements! With new partnerships and expanded capabilities, our 2017 looks to end on a great note!                                                       […]

Maverick Spend, Rogue Spending and Tail Spend — A Brief Primer (different names, same procurement challenge)

Maverick Spend, Rogue Spending and Tail Spend — A Brief Primer (different names, same procurement challenge)

Introduction Maverick Spend, Rogue Spending and Tail Spend are common terms in procurement. As an adjective, rogue can be defined as unpredictable. Maverick can be defined as unorthodox or independent. Well, Tail, we’ll explain that in a minute. Clearly, when talking about your procurement spend processes and procedures, these are not descriptors that will instill […]

Tech Concepts 2Q News – Check out the Happenings & Events from the Second Quarter!

Tech Concepts 2Q News – Check out the Happenings & Events from the Second Quarter!

To find out about all of the amazing happenings and events of the second quarter of 2017, please click here!  It includes the next Ask-Avis webisode on un-managed spend and highlights from events in Sydney, Orlando, NYC, New Orleans, Chicago & more!  
Ask Avis Webisode Series #2: Reducing Un-Managed (Tail) Spend

Ask Avis Webisode Series #2: Reducing Un-Managed (Tail) Spend

Spend that isn’t effectively managed quickly spirals out of control. This is especially true at the lower-value-purchase end of the spectrum.

How much money is your company losing to Tail Spend? Typically, millions of dollars! Stop the bleeding NOW!

Avis Yates Rivers, provides her insights in 90 seconds for taking those critical first steps that will transform your Procurement Operation!

Ask Avis Webisode Series #1: Contract Management

Ask Avis Webisode Series #1: Contract Management

Effectively managing contracts is one of the most important ways to mitigate risk and stay in compliance.

How much money is your company losing to overlapping contracts?

Avis Yates Rivers, provides her insights in 90 seconds for taking those critical first steps that will transform your Procurement Operation!

The 4th Industrial Revolution & Google’s Computer Science Study

The 4th Industrial Revolution & Google’s Computer Science Study

Is the US ready for the fourth Industrial Revolution?   How big a role will a Computer Science Education play in that revolution? Thirty years ago, a manufacturing job could provide a middle-class wage with just a high school diploma and some on-the-job training. Over the last five decades we have seen manufacturing leave the [...]
The Fierce Urgency of Now or the Tranquilizing Drug of Gradualism? A Call to Action!

The Fierce Urgency of Now or the Tranquilizing Drug of Gradualism? A Call to Action!

“We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take thetranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.”   – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I [...]