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June 20-24: Digital ROI, Sovereign Supply Chains, Reducing Carbon Emissions


If you have been following the nationwide baby formula shortage, you were probably relieved to hear that the Abbott Laboratories factory in Sturgis was back up and running… but not for long. Flooding in Michigan forced the plant to close just 11 days after reopening. The company expects that this will add a few more weeks delay into their production process. Listen to the whole story of the baby formula shortage on Dial P for Procurement.

If you are planning your virtual procurement event schedule beyond this week, I recommend How to Tackle Non-Performance & Non-Compliance from Proactis on June 29th.

And now for this week’s recommendations…


Digital Procurement Is Not Easy: Don’t Go It Alone (Art of Procurement, Corcentric)

June 21, 11am ET

The latest installment in the AOP Live series from Art of Procurement, Philip Ideson and I will be talking to Anthony Mignogna and Claire Sexton from Corcentric about why it is so hard to turn a source-to-pay business case into tangible business results. Join us to ask your questions live about how to calculate ROI, when to expect to see the benefits, and where it might make sense to bring in third party support to help with post-implementation maintenance. 


Preparing for the Rise of Sovereign Supply Chains (Coupa, Supply Chain Now, & Supply Chain Insights)

June 22, 12n ET

Most supply chains are global, but with that comes risk. It is possible for individual countries to take control over their supply chains? That is the question behind the ‘sovereign’ supply chain idea. Join Lora Cecere, Scott Luton, and Madhav Durbha for a discussion of the pros, cons, and ‘what in it for us’ considerations behind this new approach.


Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Your Supply Chain - Where to look for opportunities (Propurchaser.) 

June 22, 12n ET

Everyone talks a good game about increasing supply chain sustainability, but do procurement professionals have the foundational knowledge required to make a difference? In this webinar, ProPurchaser President Rod Sherkin will provide an overview of Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions, explain how procurement can evaluate the current and alternative carbon footprints of suppliers, and how to bring potential opportunities to the business for further evaluation.





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