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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 need to reinvent the procurement user experience and strengthen your business partnerships.

Register today and you’ll also get the opportunity to participate in the world’s first research into ‘Request Management’ being run by AOP and RFP360. (Click here if you would like to participate).

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Creating Tail Spend ROI Through an Improved Buyer Experience (AOP, Ivalua, Amazon Business)

September 28th, 10am ET

Stop me if you’ve heard this before… why can’t corporate procurement be more like Amazon? Well, depending on what portion of your spend you’re talking about, procurement has the option of working with Amazon to bring their tail spend under management. Join Jean-Baptiste Anne, Head of Enterprise Sales and Professional Services Teams for Amazon Business, and Vishal Patel, VP of Product Marketing at Ivalua, for an AOP Live session focused on building an improved buyer experience.


Closing the Skills Gap in Your Digital Supply Chain Design (Coupa, Supply Chain Brain, miebach) 

September 29th, 2pm ET

Companies understand that how they design their supply chain can dictate how much control they have over it and whether or not it serves as a competitive advantage. But what about the talent and skills contained within that supply chain? In this webinar, Victoria Ma, Digitalization lead for North America  at Miebach Consulting, Matt Tichon, VP of Industry Strategy at Coupa, and Marielle Cage, Global Lead - Supply Chain Design, Analytics, and TCO  at Eaton Corporation will talk about how to address and overcome the weak spots in your supply chain.


Could Your Business Partners Be Offering More Risk Than Support? (Everest Group, Wavestone)

September 30th, 9am ET

Speaking of risk… when I think about cyber risk, the first example that comes to mind is Target being infiltrated through a weakness in the software being used in their point-of-sale credit card machines – software that was created and managed by a supplier. According to this event’s description, “over 60% of security breaches are actually caused directly or indirectly by a third party.” Procurement has a responsibility to manage that risk – whether our partners are or not. Join Baptisin Buchet, Head of Cybersecurity & Digital Trust at Wavestone, Hajar El Hammoumi, Senior Consultant at Wavestone, Amy Fong, Vice President at Everest Group, and Abhishek Singh Partner at Everest Group, to find out how.




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