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Recommended Webinars Oct 7-11: Top Tips, Transforming Direct Procurement and The Real State of Ops and Outsourcing
The New England Supply Chain Conference and Exposition (or NESCON) is taking place on Monday of this week in Marlborough, MA – outside of Boston. I’ll be there in person along with some familiar faces, so please reach out if you plan to be onsite! If you can’t be there on person, watch the BMP Twitter feed for updates throughout the day.
If you are looking for a longer term recommendation, check out “Power your Source-to-Pay with insightful and predictive analytics” from basware on October 24th.
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October 9th, 1pm ET
Something like a sales funnel, the outcome of a sourcing project is determined – in part – by the suppliers invited to join the evaluation process from the beginning. If you are relying on Google only to manage your supplier discovery, you’re on a labor-intensive fishing expedition. Join Thomas’ Tom Greco and Cathy Ma to hear some top tips for improving procurement performance.
October 10th, 10am ET
If you feel like you’ve been stuck with old solutions because of the burden associated with making a change, you’ll want to attend this event. Experts from Spend Matters and GEP (Warren Hallworth and Anand Ganguli) will discuss the increased capabilities of new procurement technologies, including AI, machine learning and robotic process automation.
October 10th, 11am ET
Just to be clear, this webinar will address the “real” state of operations and outsourcing, not the fake state of affairs. The content, delivered by HfS’ Phil Fersht, will be based on their semi annual “State of Operations and Outsourcing” study, supported by KPMG.