Recommended Procurement Webinars May 20-24: Catching Excellence, Talent Crisis, Next Gen Operating Models


I went into my calendar work this week feeling a bit sad that there weren’t more choices. And then – just like that – I added a bunch to the remainder of May and early June and now you have 7 to consider. For non-US readers, don’t forget that this weekend is the official kick-off to summer in the States, so things will be very quiet Friday through Monday as people head off for the Memorial Day weekend.

If you are planning your webinar schedule beyond this week, I recommend ‘Practical steps to embed Social Value into your procurement strategy’ (Proactis) on June 6th at 5am ET (10am BST).

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Catching Excellence: The Three Fundamental Requirements for a Successful Supply Chain (SCNRadio, TalentStream, APICS Atlanta)

May 21st, 12-1pm

When we think of all the differences between the organizations we manage (large and small, local and global, product and service, public and private sector), supply chain management may be the tie that binds. Every organization has a supply chain. In this webinar, Gary A. Smith, CPIM-F, CSCP-F, CPSM-F, CLTD-F Chief, EAM/SCM, New York City Transit, will talk about three areas of improvement that will improve any supply chain.


The talent crisis in procurement (Proxima Group, Procurement Leaders)

May 22nd, 10am ET

We’ve been talking about talent in procurement since day #2 (the day we started talking about savings). Unfortunately, all of the surveys, analysis, and heartache have done little to move the needle. Pit that shortage against a competitive job market with high individual mobility, and the Doomsday clock moves closer to midnight. In this webinar, the following panel of professionals will discuss the state of the current talent pool and how we can build stronger organizations for the future: Steve Hall (Director of Content and Community, Procurement Leaders), Simon Geale (VP Client Solutions, Proxima), Zach G. Zacharia (Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management, Lehigh University) and Bernhard Raaschke (Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry International).


What does the next-generation procurement operating model look like? (Proactis)

May 23rd, 10am ET

With today’s emphasis on digital transformation, it would be easy to get so wrapped up in the change that we forget what we’re working towards. Being able to design a procurement-specific operating model, one that addresses technology, process, digital, data, insights, governance and culture, will increase the likelihood that everyone is aligned behind a singular, actionable vision.





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