Skip to main content

Best Procurement and Supply Chain Webinars 5/30 – 6/3

Even with the holiday Monday in the U.S. this week, there are still a couple of events worth catching. In fact, one is a ‘don’t miss’ webinar. Click on the title of each event below to view the full description in our events calendar and to connect to their registration pages.

Continue reading
  5019 Hits

Webinar Notes: Procurement in the Digital Age, Transform your Process

This week’s webinar notes are from an event presented by Bertrand Maltaverne, Senior Business Consultant at Pool4Tool, and hosted by Procurify. You can view the webinar on demand here. In the meantime, you may enjoy listening to a recent BMP Radio podcast with Bertrand and “Sourcing Doctor” Michael Lamoureax. Bertrand also has a great blog on Medium: check it out here. 

Continue reading
  6262 Hits

Best Procurement and Supply Chain Webinars 8/29 – 9/2

We’re officially making the transition to September this week, although most of the events take place before we’ll need to turn the page on our calendars. Click on the title of each event below to view the full description in our events calendar and to connect to their registration pages.

Continue reading
  5719 Hits

Best Procurement and Supply Chain Webinars 9/5 - 9

If you take a look at the Buyers Meeting Point events calendar for this week, there is nothing going on. None of our usual hosts or organizers have anything planned. While that makes sense given the Labor Day holiday in the US and Canada, not having any events to look forward to would be too much to bear! So we looked to our friends at Webinara to see what they might have listed and found some great webinars to recommend! Click on the title of each event below to view the full description and register on Webinara.com or click here to visit the BMP events calendar to see what’s on tap for the rest of the month.

Continue reading
  5189 Hits

Achieving World-Class Procurement: The Steps Leading Companies are Taking to Optimize their Procurement Teams

In today’s competitive market landscape, simply having a centralized procurement organization is only the first step to better managed supplier relationships and spend. Leading organizations are quick...

Continue reading
  6715 Hits

Establishing Trust in Transformation

When working with transformation advisory clients, we often talk about the role of procurement and the need to change how they are perceived within the organization. Changing stakeholder perceptions i...

Continue reading
  6799 Hits

Low Hanging Fruit & The Snowball Effect in Digital Procurement Transformations

Talk to any procurement leader in an international company and you’ll hear some common issues being raised. The lure of technology (especially big data and AI) and dangled carrots of opportunity to digitally transform the whole procurement function are all great but hard facts are getting in the way.

Continue reading
  6867 Hits

The Future of Procurement: Save, Innovate and Outperform

Over the past two decades, procurement has made great strides in transitioning from a transactional, back-office function to a strategic, value-adding organization. However, the hard work is far from over. Procurement has fought to get a seat at the table with c-level executives, but now it’s time for procurement to prove that it deserves that seat and can keep it.

Continue reading
  3756 Hits

Book Review: The CPO: Transforming Procurement in the Real World

I have read and reviewed a number of business publications, most of them directly related to supply management, but The CPO is truly a unique creation. This book captures the adventure of procurement ...

Continue reading
  7151 Hits

Book Review: Procurement 20/20

“By 2020, procurement’s role will have become even more important for sustaining constant supply, best cost, reduced volatility, faster and improved innovation, and clean corporate-brand image.” (p. 1...

Continue reading
  6995 Hits

Book Review: Radical Business Model Transformation

“Companies that dominated the national market for decades are suddenly confronted with new competitors that are redefining entire industries and hence restricting the incumbents’ strategic freedom to ...

Continue reading
  9602 Hits

Book Review: Building Digital Culture

“This should be a very sobering thought for anyone in business. The company that you toil and work so hard to make succeed is statistically unlikely to exist in a decade.” (p. 5) Building Digital Cult...

Continue reading
  7388 Hits

Transcript: Radical Business Model Transformation with Dr. Carsten Linz

This content is also available as a podcast on BMP Radio. Kelly: Hello, and thank you for joining us today. This is Kelly Barner, Managing Director of Buyers Meeting Point. Today I welcome Dr. Carsten...

Continue reading
  6483 Hits

May 31-June 4: Smarter Procurement, #SAPPHIRENOW Global Keynote, Business COE

We are marking so many important events this week. Monday, March 31st is Memorial Day in the U.S., a day set aside to honor the men and women who gave their lives while serving in the military. If you...

Continue reading
  2916 Hits

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 ...

Continue reading
  3642 Hits

Achieving World-Class Procurement Part 2: Taking a Deep Look at Your Current Operations

As I mentioned in Achieving World-Class Procurement Part 1, today’s increasingly competitive market landscape is driving organizations to reinvest in their procurement and strategic sourcing departmen...

Continue reading
  6873 Hits

Webinar Notes: Strategic Sourcing at the Heart of Procurement Transformation

This week I attended the Procurement Leaders / Emptoris webinar on procurement transformation featuring BP Lubricants.  They don't have the archived recording posted yet, but click here for a pag...

Continue reading
  16043 Hits

Webinar Notes: The CPO of Con-way Talks Innovation, Collaboration and How to Drive Lasting Value

This week’s featured event was presented by Sourcing Interests Group and Emptoris (an IBM Company). The main speaker, Mitch Plaat, is Con-way’s VP of Procurement and CPO and has been with the company for 22 years. He has overseen quite a transformation, starting six years ago with the decision to engage Emptoris for help in the form of solutions and services.

Continue reading
  5027 Hits

Webinar Notes: Designing a Procurement Transformation Program for Best-in-Class Performance

This week’s featured webinar was a joint effort between ISM, Zycus, and Ardent Partners. It was presented in advance of a two part research series that will be published later this month. The research was “designed to help procurement organizations develop a transformation "blueprint" — a holistic view of the source-to-settle process and the underlying architecture required to support sustainable business process improvement.” (ISM event description).

Continue reading
  3958 Hits

Transforming the Perception of Procurement in your Organization

While the strategic vision of an organization is usually consistent across departments, each function’s strategies to achieve that vision do not always align.  Just as legal and HR are there to e...

Continue reading
  6489 Hits