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March 18 - 22: Third Party Risk, Manufacturing Workforce, AI in Action


Last week, Art of Procurement officially announced the launch of SpendPros, our on-demand category and sourcing enablement consultancy. Click here to learn more about these exciting new offerings and how they can help you and your team access the insights you need to 10X the impact of procurement!

If you are planning your event schedule in advance, I recommend “Preparing for the New World of Procurement” from Ivalua and PwC on March 27th.

And now for this week’s recommendations…


[AOP Event] When Third Party Risk is a First Tier Priority (Art of Procurement, Certa)

March 19, 1pm ET

Join Philip Ideson and I as we welcome Certa CEO Jag Lamba for a conversation about why managing third party risk should be a first-tier priority for procurement. We will discuss how to prioritize suppliers for risk assessment, ensuring that ESG is reflected in those assessments, and ways procurement can simplify third party risk management with the help of AI and automation.


[AOP Event] Great Shortages Make Great Opportunities: Shifts in the Manufacturing Workforce (Art of Procurement, Xometry)

March 20, 11am ET

A combination of factors, including retirement rates, lower birth rates, and generational differences in worker preference have led to particularly acute shortages in the manufacturing industry workforce. Join me as I host Jack Snodgrass from Securitas Products & Solutions and Weston Norris from Xometry to talk about how labor shortages are impacting production costs and workforce trends.


AI in Action: Practical Use Cases & Adoption Strategies Delivering Impact (Procurement Leaders, SAP)

March 21, 10am ET

Procurement as a profession can’t seem to get over the initial excitement about the potential impact of AI. That said, there seems to be more excitement about that potential than evidence of measurable impact. Register for this event to hear Danny Sack, Director of Product Marketing at SAP, discuss practical use cases and adoption strategies for delivering AI impact.




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