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Sept 25 - 29: Mid-market IT, State of Supplier Diversity, Procurement Excellence

What has Hershey been working on over the last year to make sure their supply chain is ready to treat instead of trick this Halloween? Find out in this week's Dial P for Procurement: Getting a Kiss fr...

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Sept 18 - 22: Resilience, Circularity, and Positive Work Environments

Did you know… the Buyers Meeting Point events calendar is color coded by event type? Red events are virtual and purple events are in person. Take a quick look at October’s schedule and it will quickly...

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Sept 11 - 15: Next Level SRM, Finance Transformation, ESG Reporting

Are you up to date on the latest episodes of Dial P for Procurement? Catch past episodes and watch for new content on the Art of Procurement site – and then subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts! ...

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Sept 4 - 8: Sourcing to Problem Solving and Digital Category Management

Monday of this week is Labor Day in the U.S., the unofficial end to summer and the kickoff of a new school year. If you could use to brush up on your own skills and knowledge, check out this week’s ev...

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Aug 28 – Sept 1: Growing Supplier Diversity, AI-First Procurement

We’ve officially reached the last week of summer… most schools are back open – and the number of procurement events is picking back up in anticipation of the last push of 2023. If you think the summer...

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American Journey

“I am sure we shall all go back to our serious tasks with a clearer brain and more deeply grateful for life and this beautiful world in which we live.” John Burroughs, American Journey (p. 71)   ...

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Chemical & Plastics Prices – 2023

In January of this year my article, Chemical Prices Through Pandemic and War, published by Buyers Meeting Point, provided price analyses from 2019 to 2022. The article also predicted, based on third-p...

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August 14-18: Purpose-Driven Procurement, Managed Services, Empowering the Future

If you are planning your event schedule beyond this week, Art of Procurement just opened registration for Mastermind LIVE 2023 on November 7th. Join us as we collectively imagine the art of the possib...

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August 7-11: Categorypalooza 2023, Future of Procurement, Digital Highways

We’re wading through the depth of the summer but based on what we’re seeing at Art of Procurement, this is going to be a very busy fall! We’re currently working on five different live, virtual events ...

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Chief Procurement Officer Summit 2023 (Miami, FL)

We are excited to announce that the CPO Summit returns on November 2-4th of November! The Chief Procurement Officer Summit is an invitation-only, premium Summit bringing leading senior procurement exe...

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Managing Product Sourcing and Collaboration from End-to-End

Procurement’s role always adjusts to support the needs of the industry and company they work in. For instance, new product development holds the key to revenue and differentiation for manufacturers. I...

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July 31 – August 4: Game On, High Performance, Supplier Diversity Trends

How did procurement evolve to become the strategic function we work in today? Listen to (or read) this recent episode of Dial P for Procurement to discover how procurement evolved from Industry 1.0-5....

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July 17-28: Contracting Excellence, the Project Economy, Talent Procurement

As we pass through the dog days of summer and things slow down a bit, I’m combining two weeks’ worth of events here. Keep in mind that most event hosts will send a link to watch on demand even if you ...

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July 10-14: AI in Contracting, Supplier Data, and Expert-level Change Management

Are you a Dial P for Procurement newsletter subscriber? Every Friday I write a long form article on a timely topic relevant to procurement and supply chain professionals. Subscribe or check out past e...

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June 26 – July 7: 2023 and Beyond, Direct Sourcing, Innovation & Change

The summer can be a hard time to coordinate schedules and even virtual professional development opportunities. If you are looking for a book to take on an airplane or to the beach, look through my rec...

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Scaling Supply Chains with Maria

“If you are going to talk business, you need to talk numbers. Avoiding this, it is like coming here to the U.S., as I did over two decades ago and not learning English.”  - Scaling Supply Chains ...

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June 19 - 23: Resilient Corporate Culture, Agile Planning, Operational Procurement AI

What an unbelievably busy event schedule this week! This week looks like the last webinar stampede before the summer months arrive. There are 12 webinars and 3 conferences in three days… so if you don...

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June 12 - 16: Direct Spend Management and Navigating Global Disruption

Are you subscribed to the Dial P for Procurement podcast and newsletter? Every week, I cover a different topic in audio and written form. Recent episodes have included coverage of JPMorgan Chase’s acq...

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May 29 – June 9: Should-Cost Analysis, Driving Purpose, Decoding Digital Transformation

I’m combining two weeks of event recommendations to accommodate the slowdown in the events schedule around the Memorial Day holiday in the U.S.! There are quite a few events already scheduled for June...

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Your Leadership Legacy

“The best leaders are the ones who have the sense to surround themselves with outstanding people and have the self-restraint not to meddle in how they do their jobs.” -     &n...

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