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Jan 29 – Feb 9: Category Excellence, Value Chain Barometer, State of Packaging, ESG Best Practices


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And now for this week’s recommendations…


Drive Enterprise Cost Management and Category Excellence with Trusted Spend Intelligence Insights (Procurement Leaders, SpendHQ)

January 30, 9am ET

Nothing speaks to results quite like a case study. In this webinar, G’Sean Williams, Head of Indirect Procurement and Supplier Development at Floor & Deco, will join Anne Gusler, Procurement Solutions Consultant at SpendHQ, to talk about the company’s ability to increase their spend data on the journey towards increased procurement impact.


Measuring Supply Chain Pressures 2024 with the Global Value Chain Barometer: Executive Perspectives & Practical Strategies (Everstream Analytics)

January 30, 10am ET

The Global Value Chain Barometer, a joint effort by Kearney, World Economic Forum (WEF) and Everstream Analytics, provides an overview of critical disruptions as well as a six-month strategic outlook. In this webinar, a panel of speakers will come together to discuss the most recent findings: Koray Kose, Chief Industry Officer at Eversteram Analytics, Ryan Elliott, Partner & Co-Founder at PRISM, Kearney, Nigel Pekenc, Specialist Partner at Kearney, and Markus Vejvar, Consultant at Kearney.


[AOP Event] State of Packaging Procurement in 2024 (Art of Procurement, Procure Analytics)

January 31, 11am ET

I’ve had the opportunity to interview packaging experts a number of times over the years, and I find the category uniquely interesting. Join me as I host Matt Reddington, Vice President of Packaging and Logistics at Procure Analytics, to talk about the many ways packaging can help procurement – and therefore business – achieve their cost and non-cost objectives in 2024.


[AOP Event] Roadmap to Success: Best Practice Supplier Diversity in 2024 (AOP,

February 6, 11am ET

2024 promises to bring a fresh set of challenges and opportunities for ESG program leaders. Fortunately, the expertise required to satisfy both already exists within the procurement community. Whether your focus is supplier diversity, sustainability, or both, you won’t want to miss this session with Daniel Dorr and Molly O’Brien, as they share the findings of’s new Best Practices report.


[AOP Event] From Overwhelm to Orchestration: Empowering Your Digital Procurement Stack (AOP, ORO Labs)

February 8, 1pm ET

Procurement orchestration is as hot a topic in procurement as any other, but what does it mean - and what does it look like in practice? Join Philip Ideson and a panel of executive guests for a live discussion about just that: Elisabeth Schlag-Lawrence, SVP, Head of Procurement Governance and Enabling, Bayer; Chris Vessey, Vice President, Spend Management Infrastructure & Transformation, Goldman Sachs; Lance Younger, CEO of ProcureTech; and Shachi Rai Gupta, Global Head of Strategy, Intelligence and Digital Transformation at Bristol Myers Squibb.




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