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Aaron Walker, C.P.M.


I am willing to help answer questions on any topic related to "Corporate" procurement, that is to say MRO (Maintenance, Repairs and Operations). Services procurement questions, like Independent Contractor relationships, marketing services providers, legal service providers, software license agreements... bring 'em on. I now spend the vast majority of my time managing procurement professionals and organizing Shared Service centers where procurement activity is centralized. I am an expert in the design and development of procurement policies and procedures. In short... I know how procurement is SUPPOSED to be done and I am very particular about adhering to definable, repeatable, and measureable activities. Oh, and did I mention that I am an expert in the implementation and use of Oracle Procure-to-Pay applications? Yup... that's right... Oracle version 11.0.2 through!!

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I have worked in a wide range of industries; manufacturing (a catalog marketing company that produced many of its own products), high-technology (a Fortune 1000 software company), hospitality (a billion dollar ski and resort property conglomerate), printing (both as a buyer and a producer of printed materials), and architecture & engineering (a top-tier A&E firm). I have formed a shared service center from the ground up, launched two p-card programs, and managed professional buyers for more than 5 total years. On the Oracle stuff, I've lead two full life-cycle implementations (as the Purchasing and iProcurement lead), and worked in an around Oracle apps as a user, trainer, implementer, system administrator and business analyst for the better part of 10 years.


Institute of Supply Management (ISM), I am a current Certified Purchasing Manager


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Giulio Chiuchiarelli10/23/09101010 
Brad07/07/09101010Thanks Aaron!
Ylonda01/15/08101010Thanks for suggestions, very helpful.
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Recent Answers from Aaron Walker, C.P.M.

2009-10-21 Equinox engine sezied:

Giulio Chiuchiarelli:    I have dealt with a similar issue with a brand new vehicle purchased from a name brand dealership a number of years back.  It was very frustrating to say the least, and in the

2009-06-25 CPM Rating:

Brad:    The C.P.M. (Certified Purchasing Manager) designation is awarded by the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) organization.  This group was formerly called the National Association of Purchasing

2008-07-11 Warranty vs Guarantee:

My apologies for what is an extremely bad response time to your inquiry.  Technically, this question is a touch out of my expertise, but I can say some things in general that will hopefully help you in

2008-01-13 The best way to enter the purchasing field:

Thank you for your question.  My apologies for the late reply.  I am on a new contract that has taken me out of pocket for a few days.    So... you are where I was at about 15 years ago and yes... it can


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