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Dec 4 - 8: Intercompany Chaos, Changeable Procurement, Human-Centered AI

The more things change, the more they remain the same. In this week’s events, we get a sampling of the pervasive issues procurement – and companies in general – continue to face. We’re still dealing w...

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Nov 27 – Dec 1: Shifting Mindsets, the Polycrisis, AI, Due Diligence

As we get closer to the end of 2023, it looks like December 15th is going to be the end of the events year. Stay tuned for fresh looks and new perspectives on the procurement and supply chain space st...

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Nov 13-17: Value Orchestration, Business Continuity, ESG in 2024

Next week will be very quiet with the Thanksgiving holiday taking place in the U.S. There are some events still happening, and one of them is featured below with this week’s recommendations. If you ar...

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Nov 6-10: Mastermind LIVE 2023 and Shifting Workforce Dynamics

As we start the first full month of November, it is impossible to ignore the reality that the end of the year is just weeks away. At most there are only 6 full work weeks left in the year. 2024 is jus...

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Oct 30 – Nov 3: Beyond Average, Transformative Value, and CPO Insights

There is just one week left to go before the stage lights go on for AOP Mastermind LIVE 2023. We have lined up FOUR HOURS’ work of enlightening speakers, each of whom has a timely topic they are eager...

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Oct 23-27: Procurement Mythbusting, Managed Services, ESG Digitalization

Although negotiation is just one part of what procurement does, it is an important part. In the most recent Dial P for Procurement, I studied the complex multi-party negotiation going on in Hollywood ...

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Oct 9 - 20: Obsolete Accounting, Outsourcing Risk, Opportunity to Evolve

Have you registered for Mastermind LIVE 2023 yet? Take a look at the full agenda and save the time on your calendar: November 7th from 10am – 2pm ET. If you are planning your event schedule ahead of t...

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Oct 2 - 6: State of Supplier Diversity, Demystifying AI, 2024 ESG Action Planning

In addition to this week’s webinars, I’m speaking at NESCON 2023: The New England Supply Chain Conference & Exposition. Join for a whole day of insightful educational speakers but stick around unt...

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Sept 25 - 29: Mid-market IT, State of Supplier Diversity, Procurement Excellence

What has Hershey been working on over the last year to make sure their supply chain is ready to treat instead of trick this Halloween? Find out in this week's Dial P for Procurement: Getting a Kiss fr...

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Sept 18 - 22: Resilience, Circularity, and Positive Work Environments

Did you know… the Buyers Meeting Point events calendar is color coded by event type? Red events are virtual and purple events are in person. Take a quick look at October’s schedule and it will quickly...

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Sept 11 - 15: Next Level SRM, Finance Transformation, ESG Reporting

Are you up to date on the latest episodes of Dial P for Procurement? Catch past episodes and watch for new content on the Art of Procurement site – and then subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts! ...

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Sept 4 - 8: Sourcing to Problem Solving and Digital Category Management

Monday of this week is Labor Day in the U.S., the unofficial end to summer and the kickoff of a new school year. If you could use to brush up on your own skills and knowledge, check out this week’s ev...

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Aug 28 – Sept 1: Growing Supplier Diversity, AI-First Procurement

We’ve officially reached the last week of summer… most schools are back open – and the number of procurement events is picking back up in anticipation of the last push of 2023. If you think the summer...

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American Journey

“I am sure we shall all go back to our serious tasks with a clearer brain and more deeply grateful for life and this beautiful world in which we live.” John Burroughs, American Journey (p. 71)   ...

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Chemical & Plastics Prices – 2023

In January of this year my article, Chemical Prices Through Pandemic and War, published by Buyers Meeting Point, provided price analyses from 2019 to 2022. The article also predicted, based on third-p...

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August 14-18: Purpose-Driven Procurement, Managed Services, Empowering the Future

If you are planning your event schedule beyond this week, Art of Procurement just opened registration for Mastermind LIVE 2023 on November 7th. Join us as we collectively imagine the art of the possib...

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August 7-11: Categorypalooza 2023, Future of Procurement, Digital Highways

We’re wading through the depth of the summer but based on what we’re seeing at Art of Procurement, this is going to be a very busy fall! We’re currently working on five different live, virtual events ...

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Chief Procurement Officer Summit 2023 (Miami, FL)

We are excited to announce that the CPO Summit returns on November 2-4th of November! The Chief Procurement Officer Summit is an invitation-only, premium Summit bringing leading senior procurement exe...

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Managing Product Sourcing and Collaboration from End-to-End

Procurement’s role always adjusts to support the needs of the industry and company they work in. For instance, new product development holds the key to revenue and differentiation for manufacturers. I...

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July 31 – August 4: Game On, High Performance, Supplier Diversity Trends

How did procurement evolve to become the strategic function we work in today? Listen to (or read) this recent episode of Dial P for Procurement to discover how procurement evolved from Industry 1.0-5....

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