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Oct 24-28: Core Suppliers, Uncertain Times, and SUPERCHARGED Digital Strategy


In the latest episode of the Dial P for Procurement podcast, I covered the proposed European Union Single Market Emergency Instrument. Essentially a series of tools designed to prevent the kinds of disruptions seen during the pandemic, the emergency instrument puts private companies in the 27 EU member states under some level of central control. But will it work – and at what cost? Listen to the episode here: Can the EU Function as a Single Market in an Emergency?

If you are planning your virtual procurement event schedule beyond this week, I recommend ‘Eliminating Obstacles to Value Through the Procurement Experience’ from Globality and Art of Procurement on November 15th at 11am ET.

And now for this week’s recommendations…


Transforming Your Business by Putting Suppliers at the Core (Amazon Business) 

October 25th, 11:30am

Career procurement professionals have always known that there was competitive advantage to be realized through their work. In this event, Wolfgang Schnellbächer and Daniel Weise from BCG will share their firsthand experience working with companies in high tech, automotive, and consumer goods to align procurement with the business by putting suppliers at the core.


Thriving in Uncertain Times by Planning with Agility (Workday)

October 25th, 1pm ET

Updating plans used to be a quarterly or monthly activity. Now? It seems like weekly or daily is more appropriate if you try to keep plans up to date at all. In this webinar, Robert Kugel, SVP and Research Director from Ventana Research, will discuss the importance of scenario planning and adaptive planning – especially with the strong likelihood of recession looming.


How to SUPERCHARGE Your Digital Procurement Strategy (Art of Procurement, WNS Denali)

October 27th, 11am ET

Having a digital strategy no longer makes procurement ‘next level.’ Now it is table stakes – just like delivering savings. But that doesn’t mean all digital strategies are alike. In this AOP Live session, host Philip Ideson will be joined by Alpar Kamber, Julie Brignac, and Chris Eyerman from WNS Denali to take live audience questions about how to make sure your digital ecosystem includes both artificial and HUMAN intelligence.




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