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Patricia E. Moody is a writer, manufacturing and supply management consultant and author's book consultant with over 30 years of management consulting, hundreds of articles and interviews, speeches, and 12 books to her credit, plus dozens of colleagues' successful book projects. Publisher of Blue Heron Journal, on-line resource for thought-leaders and decision makers.

Named by FORTUNE magazine one of the "Ten Pioneering Women in Manufacturing," she was featured on CNN's "21ST CENTURY WITH BERNARD SHAW", broadcast four times to 16 million people worldwide She has an MBA and an Honorary Doctorate.

Her consulting client list includes Motorola, Respironics, British Petroleum, Waste Management, Cisco. Her industry experience includes driving a fork-truck - not well - and consulting to Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Labs during the Tylenol poisoning crisis; she is credited with saving the company.

A pragmatic visionary and self-confessed technology freak, she has little patience for laggards who have dwelled too long seeking one-note methodologies. She believes that a combination of technology, clear process, and progressive leadership, funded by smart spend management, can save endangered companies.

Flash Forward: A #FutureBuy Perspective from The Mill Girl at Blue Heron Journal

Editor's Note: On May 1st, Buyers Meeting Point issued an Open Call for predictions about the future of procurement as part of the #FutreBuy project I am working on with Jon Hansen (Procurement Insigh...

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