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Feb 19 - 23: Procurement on the Defense, Top 10 CPO Priorities, Risk Readiness


Many of the conversations we’re having these days relate to procurement orchestration, combining tech and process to improve procurement’s experience and effectiveness. Art of Procurement is running a survey to better understand the goals and best practices associated with procurement orchestration. Please take 5 minutes to complete the survey today!

If you are planning your event schedule in advance, join Art of Procurement for 6 sessions focused on Digital Outcomes at our virtual conference on February 28th.

And now for this week’s recommendations…


How Procurement Plays its part in the Ever-Evolving Defence Industry (Ivalua, The Manufacturer)

February 20, 9am ET

All supply chains are susceptible to disruption, but when it is the defense industry’s supply chain that is in question, national security may be at stake. In this webinar, Andrew Schofield Chairman, the North West Aerospace Alliance & Professor of Practice at the University of Nottingham; Stephen Carter, Product Marketing Director at Ivalua; and Simon Peters, Procurement & Supply Chain Lead for Communications & Media Technology at Accenture, will share best practices for minimizing risks and disruptions specific to the defense industry.


The CPO Agenda: Top 10 Priorities for 2024 (The Hackett Group)

February 21, 11am ET

The Hackett Group continues their ‘Top 10 Priorities’ series by moving on to the CPO’s agenda. Join Kurt Albertson, Principal, Procurement Advisory, Chris Sawchuk, Principal and Global Procurement Advisory Practice Leader, and Nic Walden, Associate Principal, Procurement Advisory UK and European Practice Leader, all from The Hackett Group, for a “lively” discussion about what procurement leaders need to be aware of in 2024.


Risk-Ready Procurement: Paving the Way for Resilience and Sustainability (Procurement Leaders, Sphera)

February 22, 10am ET

There is seemingly no end to the risks procurement is asked to face, but that doesn’t mean we can prioritize resilience over objectives like sustainability. Scott Lehmann, VP of Product Management at Sphera, and Alex Gershenson, Global Advisor Supply Chain Sustainability at Sphera, will join Procurement Leaders to talk about how to strike the right balance.



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