John Walters

Use the Code
NIGP continues to roll out the Values and Guiding Principles for the organization in 2011.
State of Washington adopts NIGP Code to manage spend
Washington adopted a strategy to standardize commodity coding using the NIGP Code to communicate to vendors what the state wants to buy.
The basics of the NIGP Code
Some years ago, I read an excellent book, Made to Stick, by Chip and Dan Heath. The premise was that, in order for an endeavor or product to survive and
More users, more codes in 2010
John Walters, president of NIGP Code Services at Periscope Holdings, summarizes activities of the NIGP Code in 2010.
Master data management using the NIGP Code
The NIGP Code can be used to help tie together seemingly disparate pieces of procurement data.
A busy year for the NIGP Code
This 2009 Annual Report article provides a snapshot of our activities last year, including ongoing efforts and successes.
Using the NIGP Code to facilitate risk-based procurement
How does risk play into public procurement, and how do we begin formally incorporating risk management into the process?
Open Book Texas: A window on state spending
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Web site brings transparency to state spending.
Planting the seeds for a green Code
Keith Glatz, purchasing and contracts manager for the city of Tamarac, Fla., faced a dilemma. The city council had passed a citywide green initiative

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