January 17-21: Surviving Modern Warehouse Automation and 2022 Procurement Predictions

If you are following my LinkedIn Creator Accelerator project, last week brought a new slate of insights, updates, and opportunities to engage. This article summarizes the week’s content and includes t...

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January 10-14: 10 Procurement Priorities, Sourcing in 2022, and Handling Supply Uncertainty

Happy New Year! In addition to being the first recommended events post of 2022, this week also marks the start of the LinkedIn Creator Accelerator program I am a part of. I was one of 100 creators sel...

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Why Even Medium-Sized Companies Need P2P Software to Ensure Operational Efficiency

When SMBs launch, they tend to have informal procurement processes. This informality might work with four to five employees and a handful of customers, but it simply isn’t practical for a growing busi...

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December 13-23: 2022 Outlook for Talent, Contracts, and the Future of Work

We have finally reached the last events post of 2021. This year was as fast as it was slow, and now 2022 is right around the corner. You’ll see that forward-looking theme reflected in this week’s reco...

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December 6-10: Double Dose of ESG and Breaking the Restraints of Savings

After a break for the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S., we’re now watching as the last few grains of sand pass through the hourglass. While there are technically 4 weeks left in the calendar year, onl...

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Why is data management hard for procurement? The challenge of data combination

What is procurement data? Procurement data includes vendor data, master data, contract data, bills of material, performance data, sustainability score cards, transaction data, purchase order details, ...

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Gratitude for Another Year: Thanksgiving 2021

In my opinion, realizing you enjoy Thanksgiving more than Christmas is one of the first real signs you’ve reached adulthood. Thanksgiving has all of the food, family, and tradition without the stress ...

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What is democratization of data? Resistance and a new paradigm

Data democratization is making digital information accessible to wider audience so that the data is available, accessible, and understandable. Democratized data is accessible in a timely manner and un...

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November 15-19: Dial P - Preparing for the Future and Smarter Spend Management

In addition to the webinars listed below, we have a Dial P for Procurement livestream this week! Join me and Scott Luton on Tuesday, November 16th at 12n ET as we welcome Bill DeMartino and Constantin...

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Honoring the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month

On November 11th 1919, the United States recognized the first anniversary of the end of World War I - Armistice Day. By 1938, the day had become a national holiday. In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenh...

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November 8-12: Sustainability, Resiliency, Agility, and Supplier Experience

Did you know that I co-host a podcast called This Week in Business History with Scott Luton at Supply Chain Now? Every week we take turns telling stories of the people and inventions that moved us for...

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November 1-5: Contracting in the New Economy, Partnership as a Service, All-round Transparency

Thank you to everyone in the Buyers Meeting Point community that join Art of Procurement’s Mastermind LIVE Fall last week! If you missed some (or even all) of the sessions, be sure to sign up for a fr...

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October 18-22: The State of Supplier Diversity, Elevating Procurement’s Brand, Triple Bottom Line Management

We have an extra special event taking place on Tuesday of this week. Dial P for Procurement, my monthly livestream on Supply Chain Now, has been selected as the launch platform for the 2021 State of S...

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October 4-8: Procurement Integrity, Sustainability, and Inclusivity

October is starting off slow and steady, but new events are already being booked into November. This is where the race to the end of the year picks up speed.  When you adjust for holidays, there ...

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Book Review: Managing Indirect Spend: Enhancing Profitability through Strategic Sourcing (2nd Ed.)

“They all believe they are sourcing strategically; therefore, management does not see the need to provide the proper people, technology, time, and training to effectively manage spend and look for cos...

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Sept 27 – Oct 1: Tail Spend ROI, Supply Chain Skills Gaps, and Supply Partner Risk

Big News – Art of Procurement Mastermind LIVE Fall is officially open for registrations! This event, which will take place on October 26th and 27th from 10am – 1pm ET, will give you all the tools you ...

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September 20-24: The Return of Outsourcing, Supplier Diversity, and Supply Chain Resilience

This week is a Dial P for Procurement week – and boy, do we have a double treat for you. Una’s Kris Lance is back, along with Jim Luff from Chosen Payments. He will answer your payment related questio...

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Book Review: Profit from Procurement: Add 30% to Your Bottom Line by Breaking Down Silos

“Bad best practice is a terrible thing, because it blocks real best practice from being put in place. And it’s a remarkably common phenomenon. Many times, companies truly believe they have done all th...

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September 13-17: The Importance of Data Quality, S2P Value Chains, Digital Transformation in Action

Last week, I had the opportunity to provide live commentary during the hybrid sessions at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit, and this week Procurement Leaders is holding a hybrid event based in ...

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September 6-10: BOLD Transformation, Tech-powered CWM, and CSR Improvement

This is only the 6th day of September, and there are already over 20 events in the calendar for this month – not to mention the ones I’ve already listed for October. We’re also going into a window of ...

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