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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May 31-June 4: Smarter Procurement, #SAPPHIRENOW Global Keynote, Business COE

We are marking so many important events this week. Monday, March 31st is Memorial Day in the U.S., a day set aside to honor the men and women who gave their lives while serving in the military. If you...
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Startups, Procurement and Product Design, a Lesson for Competitors

Author: Ravindran Damodaran Editor’s note: This article is part of the MyPurchasingCenter content archive. It was originally published in 2016 and appears here without revision. Not long ago the corpo...
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May 24-28: WFH Success, Cognitive Procurement, and How to Survive Forecasting

This Monday, you can catch me live on The Buzz with Supply Chain Now from 12-1pm ET as I join regular co-hosts (and good friends) Scott Luton and Greg White to cover top news stories – AND maybe even ...
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May 17-21: Technology for Supply Chain Resilience and Optimized Expense Management

This is the third week of the month so you know what that means – Dial P for Procurement will be broadcasting LIVE from Supply Chain Now on Tuesday from 12 – 1pm ET. This month I will be joined, as al...
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May 10-14: Telecom Spend, Sourcing in the New Normal, and Agility Beyond the Buzz

There are so many events happening this week – and fortunately they are not all on the same day. If none of the ones I have recommended strikes you, check out the full calendar to see what other topic...
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May 3-7: How to Be Sustainable, Diverse, and Transformational Despite Bad Data

As sometimes happens, this week’s webinars are all on the same day and take place within a three-hour span. So, if you’re planning to attend an event, think quick! This week also marks the release of ...
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April 26-30: Operating Models, Optimization, and Spending the CPO’s Political Capital

Thanks to everyone who joined us for Dial P for Procurement on Supply Chain Now last week. Scott Luton and I had an amazing conversation about risk, resiliency, and agility with Gartner’s Koray Kose a...
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Driving Value through a Supplier Diversity Program

Author: Vengat Narayanasamy Editor’s note: This article is part of the MyPurchasingCenter content archive. It was originally published in 2016 and appears here without revision.   Why do com...
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April 19-23: Digitally Transforming Our Supply Chains and Supplier Relationships

In addition to the events recommended below, the April broadcast of Dial P for Procurement airs on Tuesday at 12n ET via Supply Chain Now. Watch here and on social media for more details! If you are p...
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April 12-16: Mastermind LIVE Spring and Stable Agility in the Never Normal World

In addition to the events recommended below, Art of Procurement’s Mastermind LIVE Spring is taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am – 1pm ET. Registration is open to everyone – and free – and ...
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The March 2021 ISM-New York Report on Business: One Year Later

In March, New York City purchasing managers reported directional optimism one year after the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic first materialized in this Report, according to the survey taken by the In...pdf
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March 29 – April 2: eAuctions, Supplier Experience, Mitigating Risk with AI

In addition to the events recommended below, this week also marks the release of the March ISM-New York Report on Business. We’ll be looking to see what kind of note the New York Metro area ends Q1 on...
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Applying Digital Procurement to Today’s Business Challenges

Procurement is a significant business function, having operational and commercial impacts on multiple departments. Although procurement process excellence and strategic sourcing initiatives can drive ...
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March 22-26: Industry 4.0, Data Nightmares, Keys to CPO Success

Save your free spot at AOP Mastermind LIVE Spring, taking place on April 13 and 14th from 10am – 1pm ET. The agenda is ambitious, as we recognize the need to embrace a growth mindset in urgent conditi...
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9 Ways to Know Procurement Has Outgrown Excel

Author: Nancy Jorgensen Editor’s note: This article is part of the MyPurchasingCenter content archive. It was originally published in 2015 and appears here without revision.   Microsoft Exce...
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