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May 29 – June 9: Should-Cost Analysis, Driving Purpose, Decoding Digital Transformation


I’m combining two weeks of event recommendations to accommodate the slowdown in the events schedule around the Memorial Day holiday in the U.S.! There are quite a few events already scheduled for June – so take a look at the full calendar if you want to see them all.

If you are planning your procurement event schedule beyond this week, I recommend ‘AOP Direct: Strategies & Techniques for Direct Spend Management’ a virtual event Art of Procurement is hosting on June 13th.

And now for this week’s recommendations… 


AOP Event - Does-Should-Could: Cost Optimization for World Class Manufacturing (Art of Procurement & CADDi)

May 30, 11am ET

According to the team at CADDi, 28.1 percent of procurement professionals are familiar with should-cost analsys, and only 4.6 percent use them. This is a key cost reduction lever for anyone responsible for managing direct materials. Join CADDi Co-Founder and CEO Yushiro Kato for a live discussion about should-cost analysis, what it can help procurement achieve, and how it sets the stage for collaborative success with suppliers later on.


Using data to drive purpose in procurement (Procurement Leaders & Trust Your Supplier)

June 6, 10am ET

When it comes to supply chain performance, data transparency is the name of the game. But having greater visibility can also allow procurement to build stronger, more purpose-driven relationships with suppliers as well. Join this webinar featuring Michelle Armstrong, Chief Relationship Officer at Trust Your Supplier, to learn how to connect granular data with overall business objectives.


Machine Learning & Analytics Accurately and Reliably Streamlining FP&A (The Hackett Group and Oracle)

June 7, 1pm ET

Newsflash… financial planning teams are over-leveraging tools such as spreadsheets – just like everyone else. Join the teams from Hackett and Oracle as they discuss how leveraging digital capabilities not only makes it easier to perform better today, but also allows them to take advantage of AI and machine learning as well.




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