September 20-24: The Return of Outsourcing, Supplier Diversity, and Supply Chain Resilience

This week is a Dial P for Procurement week – and boy, do we have a double treat for you. Una’s Kris Lance is back, along with Jim Luff from Chosen Payments. He will answer your payment related questio...
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Book Review: Profit from Procurement: Add 30% to Your Bottom Line by Breaking Down Silos

“Bad best practice is a terrible thing, because it blocks real best practice from being put in place. And it’s a remarkably common phenomenon. Many times, companies truly believe they have done all th...
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September 13-17: The Importance of Data Quality, S2P Value Chains, Digital Transformation in Action

Last week, I had the opportunity to provide live commentary during the hybrid sessions at the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit, and this week Procurement Leaders is holding a hybrid event based in ...
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September 6-10: BOLD Transformation, Tech-powered CWM, and CSR Improvement

This is only the 6th day of September, and there are already over 20 events in the calendar for this month – not to mention the ones I’ve already listed for October. We’re also going into a window of ...
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Aug 30 – Sept 3: Categorypalooza, Sourcing Bots, AI, ML, and RPA for P2P

As we creep out of the summer, it is becoming apparent that everyone has been working behind the scenes all summer to plan events. I added a dozen new events to the calendar last week that extend into...
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August 16 - 27: Bridging the Gap, Categorypalooza, and Build or Buy Analytics

The procurement events schedule continues to be slow, so I’m going to give you another 2 weeks’ worth of recommendations in one post. Check out these great options if you’re in the office chugging alo...
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August 2 - 13: Delivering Value in a Talent Shortage, the ROI of SXM, ESG and Supply Chain Resilience

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ are between July 3rd and August 11th.” They earned that name because during this time, the sun is in the same part of the sky as Sirius...
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July 26-30: The New (Ab)Normal, Digital World Class, Sourcing Optimization

From famine to feast! Last week was very quiet but this week there are 11 events to choose from. It is worth registering even if you are going to be away on vacation – many hosts will send an on-deman...
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How to Drive Spend Visibility and Control in Tail Spend

Procurement organizations employ spend analytics as one of their major tools for proactively identifying savings possibilities, managing risks, and maximizing their purchasing power. Spend analys...
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July 19-23: Dial P, Winning Category Strategies, Supplier Experience Management

This week I added two of the traditional procurement conferences to the calendar: Procurement Leaders’ Americas Congress and World Congress. Both are a combination of in-personal and virtual events, w...
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Chemical Industry – Snapshot at Pandemic

The Chemical industry has two unique characteristics. It has the most diversified end-use markets across all manufacturing industries, and its biggest customer is the Chemical industry itself (27%). S...Paulo1July
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July 12-16: Future Proof Your Contracts, Your ProcureTech, Your ESG Strategy

Last week, we ran the first episode of season 2 of The Sourcing Hero podcast. This is a collaborative effort between Una and Art of Procurement – one that will bring forward new stories and perspectiv...
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A Declaration of Supply Chain Independence

Note: This article was originally post on All Things Supply Chain Every year on July 4th, the United States stops to remember and celebrate the 1776 signing of the Declaration of Independence by Congr...
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Book Review: Contracting in the New Economy

“Simply put, business happens. Things change, including the underlying deal covered by the contract.”  - Contracting in the New Economy, p. 46   I’ve read most of the Vested books, so I came...
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June 28 – July 2: Full Visibility, Lessons Learned, What We Keep Getting Wrong

This week we officially cross into the second half (or ‘H2’ as my cool business development friends say) of 2021. I personally feel like we spent the first half of the year looking over our shoulder t...
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June 21-25: Transforming PING, Right-shoring, Actionable Sustainability

I’m sure I’m not the only one hearing about ‘webinar fatigue,’ but to as Mark Twain put it, reports of the death of the webinar “have been greatly exaggerated.” There are 8 webinars this week and 11 n...
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June 14-18: Future of Work, Augmented Analytics, Overcome Like a Restaurant

After last week’s extremely busy schedule, the events this week we at least have a more even distribution! Tuesday at 12n ET is the June episode of Dial P for Procurement on Supply Chain Now. Join me,...
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Book Review: Common Sense Purchasing – New Edition

“The traditional procurement environment dies hard. My advice is to change everything. Job title, roles, nomenclature, even work area change helps. If you are dedicated to cross functional teams a tru...
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June 7-11: Innovation from Uncertainty, Diversity Insight, #SAPPHIRENOW for Procurement

This is one of those crazy weeks where everyone had the exact same idea… there are 6 webinars running during a 6-hour span on June 8th – during the exact same time that SAP #SAPPHIRENOW is running the...
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SPECIAL EDITION: #SAP #SAPPHIRENOW Procurement Sessions

In this special edition procurement event recommendations post, I will focus on the procurement sub tracks and sessions taking place on June 8 (for the North American audience). Keep in mind that the ...
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