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Sept 25 - 29: Mid-market IT, State of Supplier Diversity, Procurement Excellence


What has Hershey been working on over the last year to make sure their supply chain is ready to treat instead of trick this Halloween? Find out in this week's Dial P for Procurement: Getting a Kiss from a World Class Supply Chain.

If you are planning your event schedule ahead of this week, I recommend “Quantifying ROI: Building a Business Case for Procure-to-Pay (P2P)” on October 4th from Proactis.

And now for this week’s recommendations… 


[AOP Event] 8 Best Practices for Mid-Market IT Spend Management Success (Art of Procurement & Precoro)

September 26th, 11am ET

Who doesn’t love a numbered list? In this live discussion, Serge Treefone, Director of Procurement Solutions at Precoro, will join me to share and discuss his top best practices for IT spend management success at mid-market companies. Procurement teams in these companies work in a unique landscape that requires agility and resource optimization, and the stakes couldn’t be higher with the level of digital importance in today’s corporate strategies.


2023 State of Supplier Diversity (Procurement Leaders &

September 27th, 10am ET’s sixth State of Supplier Diversity report has just been released, and it is full of the latest trends, observations, and best practices from companies with mature programs and those new to the practice of supplier diversity. Join Aylin Basom, CEO of, and Daniel Dorr, their VP of Marketing, as they discuss this year’s findings.


[AOP Event] Rising to the Challenge: Driving Procurement Excellence in 2023 (Art of Procurement & KPMG)

September 28th, 1pm ET

The last few years have not been easy ones, but procurement and supply chain in particular have had to rise to meet a steady stream of difficult and often unexpected challenges. In this live event, Dipan Karumsi, Principal and Leader of Procurement and Outsourcing Advisory at KPMG, and Len Prokopets, Managing Director, Procurement and Outsourcing Advisory at KPMG, will join Philip Ideson and I to share what they have learned by studying those challenges and the leadership spirit and determination that was required to overcome it.




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