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June 27-July 1: EU Supply Chain Act, Player-Coaches, Reducing Carbon Emissions


In last week’s episode of Dial P for Procurement, I shared my monthly full-length interview: a feature with Ken Yearwood from McKinsey and Company. We spoke about leading supplier diversity practices and the forms of economic impact they can drive. Click here to listen to the whole conversation.

If you are planning your virtual procurement event schedule beyond this week, I recommend ‘Payable Journey - From Manual to Fully Automated’ from Proactis and Unit4 on July 6th.

And now for this week’s recommendations…


The European Supply Chain Act: Timeline, Requirements & Implications (Integrity Next

June 30, 5am ET

Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz (a.k.a. the German Supply Chain Act) will increase standards for sustainability and human rights starting on January 1, 2023. While companies in Germany are preparing, the European Union is planning to roll out their own new standards for due diligence, and they may be even stricter than Germany’s. Join Nick Heine, Head of Sustainability and Compliance at Integrity Next, and Dr. Andreas Thürauf, a Lawyer at SKUSA Partners, for a discussion of the current EU working draft and how it will affect companies and global supply chains.


Why Your Procurement Team Needs a Player-Coach to Secure Optimal Contracts (PAAS)

June 30, 12n ET

Just how much category expertise should reside within the walls of procurement continues to be up for debate. What that discussion does not do is arrive at consensus on where that expertise should come from if procurement does not possess it. IT is a highly specialist category, and one where information quickly becomes dated. Join Eric Cunningham, CEO of PAAS, and Adam Scott, an Executive Advisor, as they describe and discuss the role of a “player-coach” for managing IT spend.


Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Your Supply Chain - Where to look for opportunities (Propurchaser) 

June 29, 12n ET ** Rescheduled from last week **

Everyone talks a good game about increasing supply chain sustainability, but do procurement professionals have the foundational knowledge required to make a difference? In this webinar, ProPurchaser President Rod Sherkin will provide an overview of Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions, explain how procurement can evaluate the current and alternative carbon footprints of suppliers, and how to bring potential opportunities to the business for further evaluation.





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