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May 8-12: An Uncomfortable Negotiating Truth and Optimizing the Supply Chain


After last week’s virtual event craziness, this week is in-person events’ turn! ISM World 2023 is taking place in Grapevine, TX on May 7-10 and Gartner’s Supply Chain Symposium/Xpo will be in Orlando, FL on May 8-10. 

If you are planning your procurement event schedule beyond this week, I recommend ‘Flexing Procurement’s Problem-Solving Superpowers’ from Art of Procurement and Corcentric on May 16th at 11am ET.

And now for this week’s recommendations… 


AOP-Moderated Event - An Uncomfortable Truth for Most Senior Managers (ProPurchaser) 

May 9th, 1pm ET

What is the uncomfortable truth? That most senior managers don’t have a way to measure the effectiveness of their team’s negotiating skills. I’ll be on hand to help with the Q&A as ProPurchaser President Rod Sherkin explains how to measure price negotiating performance and then improve it.


Optimizing the Supply Chain by Aligning the Planning and Sourcing Functions (Harvard Business Review & WorkDay)

May 9th, 1pm ET

Harvard Business Review recently conducted a survey to better understand how collaborative sourcing and planning functions enhance decision-making by eliminating communication silos, providing real time access to data, and strengthening cross-functional relationships. Join this webinar, presented by Alex Clemente, Managing Director, Analytic Services at Harvard Business Review, Julie Peacock, Director, Solution Marketing and Spend Management at Workday, Chris Alston, Solution Consultant, Strategic Sourcing at Workday, and Shyam Bindingnavale, Solution Consultant, Planning at Workday, to learn what they discovered!




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