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This week is much slower than last week with only two events currently on the calendar. As of right now it looks like the reverse of the proverbial saying about March: on our calendar it is coming in like a lamb but shaping up to go out like a lion. If you are planning your webinar schedule further in advance, there are two different events I recommend looking at.

The first is an Ivalua sponsored event focused on The Hackett Group’s Procurement Key Issues 2019 CPO Report on March 26th at 11am. Philip Ideson (Art of Procurement) and I discussed some of the most interesting findings of the report re: procurement’s capability needs v. investment on last week’s This Month in Procurement podcast.

The other event you may want to check out is from ProcureAbility and SIG – also on March 26th. The webinar is titled ‘Category Management in Only 30 Days!’ (their exclamation point). It will help you anticipate the gaps and minefields that might otherwise prevent you from rolling out a category management program… yes, in only 30 days.

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What happens after due diligence? Don’t stop there. (LexisNexis)

March 5th, 1pm ET

Risk management is a practice that’s never done. Even the best due diligence has an expiration date, and its lifespan is much shorter than you’d want. In this webinar, LexisNexis Global Product Development Manager Pawana Burlakoti will talk about the benefits of leveraging automation for the sake of proactive and continuous risk monitoring.

 

Workforce Transformation – Procurement’s Role in Total Talent Management (SIG, Hays Talent) 

March 7th, 1pm ET

“The workforce” is no longer one thing. With third party service providers, multiple sizes and types of consultants, freelancers and independent contractors (oh, and direct employees), managing capabilities and optimizing costs is a very complex effort. In this webinar, speakers from Hays Talent Management will outline the benefits of a partnership between procurement and HR.

 

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