July 26-30: The New (Ab)Normal, Digital World Class, Sourcing Optimization

From famine to feast! Last week was very quiet but this week there are 11 events to choose from. It is worth registering even if you are going to be away on vacation – many hosts will send an on-deman...
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How to Drive Spend Visibility and Control in Tail Spend

Procurement organizations employ spend analytics as one of their major tools for proactively identifying savings possibilities, managing risks, and maximizing their purchasing power. Spend analys...
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July 19-23: Dial P, Winning Category Strategies, Supplier Experience Management

This week I added two of the traditional procurement conferences to the calendar: Procurement Leaders’ Americas Congress and World Congress. Both are a combination of in-personal and virtual events, w...
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Chemical Industry – Snapshot at Pandemic

The Chemical industry has two unique characteristics. It has the most diversified end-use markets across all manufacturing industries, and its biggest customer is the Chemical industry itself (27%). S...Paulo1July
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July 12-16: Future Proof Your Contracts, Your ProcureTech, Your ESG Strategy

Last week, we ran the first episode of season 2 of The Sourcing Hero podcast. This is a collaborative effort between Una and Art of Procurement – one that will bring forward new stories and perspectiv...
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A Declaration of Supply Chain Independence

Note: This article was originally post on All Things Supply Chain Every year on July 4th, the United States stops to remember and celebrate the 1776 signing of the Declaration of Independence by Congr...
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Book Review: Contracting in the New Economy

“Simply put, business happens. Things change, including the underlying deal covered by the contract.”  - Contracting in the New Economy, p. 46   I’ve read most of the Vested books, so I came...
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June 28 – July 2: Full Visibility, Lessons Learned, What We Keep Getting Wrong

This week we officially cross into the second half (or ‘H2’ as my cool business development friends say) of 2021. I personally feel like we spent the first half of the year looking over our shoulder t...
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June 21-25: Transforming PING, Right-shoring, Actionable Sustainability

I’m sure I’m not the only one hearing about ‘webinar fatigue,’ but to as Mark Twain put it, reports of the death of the webinar “have been greatly exaggerated.” There are 8 webinars this week and 11 n...
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June 14-18: Future of Work, Augmented Analytics, Overcome Like a Restaurant

After last week’s extremely busy schedule, the events this week we at least have a more even distribution! Tuesday at 12n ET is the June episode of Dial P for Procurement on Supply Chain Now. Join me,...
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Book Review: Common Sense Purchasing – New Edition

“The traditional procurement environment dies hard. My advice is to change everything. Job title, roles, nomenclature, even work area change helps. If you are dedicated to cross functional teams a tru...
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June 7-11: Innovation from Uncertainty, Diversity Insight, #SAPPHIRENOW for Procurement

This is one of those crazy weeks where everyone had the exact same idea… there are 6 webinars running during a 6-hour span on June 8th – during the exact same time that SAP #SAPPHIRENOW is running the...
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SPECIAL EDITION: #SAP #SAPPHIRENOW Procurement Sessions

In this special edition procurement event recommendations post, I will focus on the procurement sub tracks and sessions taking place on June 8 (for the North American audience). Keep in mind that the ...
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May 31-June 4: Smarter Procurement, #SAPPHIRENOW Global Keynote, Business COE

We are marking so many important events this week. Monday, March 31st is Memorial Day in the U.S., a day set aside to honor the men and women who gave their lives while serving in the military. If you...
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Startups, Procurement and Product Design, a Lesson for Competitors

Author: Ravindran Damodaran Editor’s note: This article is part of the MyPurchasingCenter content archive. It was originally published in 2016 and appears here without revision. Not long ago the corpo...
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May 24-28: WFH Success, Cognitive Procurement, and How to Survive Forecasting

This Monday, you can catch me live on The Buzz with Supply Chain Now from 12-1pm ET as I join regular co-hosts (and good friends) Scott Luton and Greg White to cover top news stories – AND maybe even ...
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May 17-21: Technology for Supply Chain Resilience and Optimized Expense Management

This is the third week of the month so you know what that means – Dial P for Procurement will be broadcasting LIVE from Supply Chain Now on Tuesday from 12 – 1pm ET. This month I will be joined, as al...
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May 10-14: Telecom Spend, Sourcing in the New Normal, and Agility Beyond the Buzz

There are so many events happening this week – and fortunately they are not all on the same day. If none of the ones I have recommended strikes you, check out the full calendar to see what other topic...
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May 3-7: How to Be Sustainable, Diverse, and Transformational Despite Bad Data

As sometimes happens, this week’s webinars are all on the same day and take place within a three-hour span. So, if you’re planning to attend an event, think quick! This week also marks the release of ...
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April 26-30: Operating Models, Optimization, and Spending the CPO’s Political Capital

Thanks to everyone who joined us for Dial P for Procurement on Supply Chain Now last week. Scott Luton and I had an amazing conversation about risk, resiliency, and agility with Gartner’s Koray Kose a...
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