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Sept 26-30: Risk, Risk, and the New Abnormal


Last week was Banned Books Week in the U.S., an annual opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of deciding what we read for ourselves. I see this as a natural extension of the intellectual freedom procurement and supply chain professionals need to be effective – do you? Listen here.

If you are planning your virtual procurement event schedule beyond this week, I recommend NESCON 2022, taking place on Monday, October 3rd from 9am-3pm ET. Join me at 2:30 for a special live presentation of one of my most popular episodes of This Week in Business History: Hold My Beer – The History of Everyone’s Favorite Can.

And now for this week’s recommendations…


Technology: The Key to Supply Chain Resilience and Effective Risk Management? (Proactis)

September 27th, 5am ET

Risk management is the kind of work that is never done. We can put in place systems, hire the best talent, and invest in agile strategies, but continued vigilance is essential. It is the companies who have the right balance of tech, talent, and strategy that will be able to achieve effective risk management at scale. Join Proactis’ Charlotte Carter for this live event.


Empower your business through risk mitigation (Procurement Leaders & Moody's Analytics)

September 29th, 10am ET

In another look at risk (seeing a pattern here?), this event will focus on supplier risk assessments – especially for companies starting from square zero. Andrei Quinn-Barabanov, Supply Chain & Risk Management Leader at Moody's, Louis Ferretti, Project Executive, Product Environmental Compliance and Supply Chain Social Responsibility at IBM, and Lorenza Schiaffino, Global Head of Content Research, Events at Procurement Leaders, will show you how to get started.


There’s a Better Way: Procure to Pay in the New Abnormal (Supply Chain Now & RateLinx)

September 29th, 12n ET

Transportation is one of the most expensive spend categories for many companies – and the associated complexity can make it hard to know if you’ve gotten the best value. In this webinar, John Gilkey, Chief Operating Officer of, Shannon Vaillancourt, President and Founder of RateLinx, and Nate Endicott, SVP of Global Sales & Alliances at RateLinx will join Scott Luton and Greg White to help you find a better way.




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