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Best Procurement and Supply Chain Webinars 12/7-11: Procurement Outsourcing and IT Collaboration
The year may be winding down, but the webinar calendar is still going strong. There are quite a few events left in the year – this week included. I’m recommending two of the webinars scheduled for this week. Click on the title of each event below to view the full description in our events calendar and to connect to their registration pages.
December 9, 11am EST
Procurement outsourcing has changed substantially over the last couple of years. Many procurement organizations have gone from regarding it with skepticism to having a more open mind. It presents an opportunity to segment off the less value added tasks, downsize the team, or stand in while there are open positions. For all the opportunities, procurement should still enter into a procurement outsourcing contract fully informed. In this webinar, hosted by S&DCE and sponsored/presented by BizSlate and BCI Supply Chain Solutions, we’ll hear about the risks to be prepared for with procurement outsourcing, especially regulatory compliance, efficiency shortfalls, and brand risk.
December 10, 1pmEST
Procurement and IT haven’t always been natural bedfellows, but according to recent ProcureCon research, CEOs are increasingly looking to procurement to help IT find the funds to innovate. The study primarily focused in two areas, both of which will be addressed in the webinar. The first is how procurement can be prepared to deal with the largest ERP vendors and come away standing tall. The second is how they can simultaneously prove their value to – and improve their relationship with – the IT team.