October 4-8: Procurement Integrity, Sustainability, and Inclusivity

October is starting off slow and steady, but new events are already being booked into November. This is where the race to the end of the year picks up speed.  When you adjust for holidays, there ...
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June 21-25: Transforming PING, Right-shoring, Actionable Sustainability

I’m sure I’m not the only one hearing about ‘webinar fatigue,’ but to as Mark Twain put it, reports of the death of the webinar “have been greatly exaggerated.” There are 8 webinars this week and 11 n...
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June 7-11: Innovation from Uncertainty, Diversity Insight, #SAPPHIRENOW for Procurement

This is one of those crazy weeks where everyone had the exact same idea… there are 6 webinars running during a 6-hour span on June 8th – during the exact same time that SAP #SAPPHIRENOW is running the...
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May 3-7: How to Be Sustainable, Diverse, and Transformational Despite Bad Data

As sometimes happens, this week’s webinars are all on the same day and take place within a three-hour span. So, if you’re planning to attend an event, think quick! This week also marks the release of ...
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Recommended Webinars February 3-7: Talent Management, Purposeful Procurement and the Future of Spend Management

In addition to the webinars listed below, this is the first week of the month – meaning all of the economic reports come out. The ISM Manufacturing Report on Business comes out today, followed by the Non-Manufacturing Report on Business on Wednesday. ISM-New York’s Report on Business is in between on Tuesday, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) monthly jobs report will be out on Friday. 

If you are planning your webinar schedule further ahead, I recommend Supply Chain Now’s Interactive Global Forum on March 25th at 3pm ET. They are holding an open-door session to discuss the key trends and developments taking place across the global end-to-end supply chain community.

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Momentum and Sustainability Create Impact: How Marketing and Procurement Can Deliver Business Growth (Part 2)

In part 1 of this series, I addressed the misaligned nature of the past relationship between procurement and marketing – as well as the disruptive potential for companies that can bring these two team...
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Momentum and Sustainability Create Impact: How Marketing and Procurement Can Deliver Business Growth (Part 1)

We’ve seen a recent trend of Fortune 1000 companies reducing their agencies by almost half to optimize spend and increase productivity within marketing.  This has been a gradual, strategic consol...
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Data & Socially Responsible Procurement

CSR is No Longer an Option . . . In an evolving landscape of regulations, social values, and consumer preferences, the Triple Bottom Line has become an essential framework of business design. The conc...
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Recommended Procurement Webinars Feb 12-16: AP Automation for the Cannabis Industry, 3rd Party Risk Management, and Procuring with a Purpose

Love is in the air this week… or is that the smell of something else ‘sweet’? If you are interested in a ‘long shot’ event worth considering, I (humbly) recommend the event I am presenting on March 13th as part of BravoSolution’s 2018 Real World Procurement series: Breaking Through the Tech Hype. You can read a preview of what I’ll discuss here… DO NOT EAT!. Click on the title of each recommended webinar below to view the full description and register.

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Book Review: A Circular Economy Handbook for Business and Supply Chains

In reading A Circular Economy Handbook for Business and Supply Chains: Repair, remake, redesign, rethink by Catherine Weetman, I was reminded the importance of people taking completely different ...
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Making the Case for a More Diverse Supply Chain

Supplier diversity is a concept with multiple definitions.  Most commonly, a supplier diversity program focuses on the utilization of women owned, minority owned, and else certified diverse busin...
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Savings from Tesla’s Powerwall? I don’t think so…at least not in the US

The long term plan of Tesla CEO Elon Musk to establish a widespread energy solution might finally be coming to fruition. After the public adoption of his electric cars, the Tesla Model S and Roadster,...
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Book Review: Food Supply Chain Management and Logistics

 Supply chains that are governed well will also protect the environment and create ethical behaviour not only between the transacting partners but hopefully across the network. However, developin...
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Industry Spotlight: Increasing Sustainability in Commercial Fishing

 Sustainability is a word you seem to hear everywhere today, as consumers become more conscious of the environment. As you would expect, sustainability plays a significant role in the food supply...
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Book Review: Warehouse Management

Warehouse Management: A Complete Guide to Improving Efficiency and Minimizing Costs in the Modern Warehouse, 2nd Edition (Kogan Page, 2014), by warehouse management and logistics specialist Gwynn...
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Webinar Notes: Change Management Done Right

This week’s webinar notes are from a Sourcing Interests Group webinar on Change Management Done Right. In this webinar, two speakers from Jones Lang Lasalle (Michael Jordan, Leila Lance) and the Former Head Sustainability for KeyBank (Jessica White) will discuss how KeyBank used change management practices to develop and implement a robust sustainability program.

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Book Review: The Big Pivot

One of the best things about having good relationships with publishers is that I end up reading and reviewing titles that range beyond procurement or spend management. And yet, there is no question th...
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Webinar notes: Supplier Management – Social Responsibility

On Wednesday, the Sustainable Business Forum hosted "Supplier Management - Social Responsibility" presented by SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. The Sustainable Business Forum is a platform for the voices of leading experts and promotes constructive discussions on business sustainability, focusing on the crucial topics that make up the core of sustainable business strategy.

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Webinar Notes: Manage Supplier Risk: Be Proactive Using Diverse Market Intelligence

This week’s featured webinar was run by ISM and provided a “how-to” on market intelligence with examples of market data usage, potential sources of information and some real-world examples of why this topic is so important (or should be). Although Reed Elsevier (owners of LexisNexis) sponsored the event, it was remarkably non-salesy. The event is available on demand (as are the slides) and can be accessed on ISM’s site with their other Previous Web Seminars.

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