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March 4 - 8: Supplier Collaboration, Partnership with Finance, International Women’s Day
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
Are you subscribed to This Week in Procurement, the Art of Procurement newsletter? Sign up to receive news about upcoming events, new whitepapers, and – of course – the #1 podcast in procurement each week as soon as it is available! If you are planning your event schedule in advance, I recommend “AI in Action: Practical Use Cases & Adoption Str...
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Feb 26 – March 1: Freight Spend, Digital Outcomes, Digital Twins
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
If the start of the year has seemed busy – you’re in luck this week! We pick up a 366th day of the year on Thursday. Make the most of your leap year extra day, and then get ready to spring forward into March! If you are planning your event schedule in advance, I recommend “5 Strategies for Cost Reduction and Value Creation in 2024” from Procurify o...
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Feb 19 - 23: Procurement on the Defense, Top 10 CPO Priorities, Risk Readiness
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
Many of the conversations we’re having these days relate to procurement orchestration, combining tech and process to improve procurement’s experience and effectiveness. Art of Procurement is running a survey to better understand the goals and best practices associated with procurement orchestration. Please take 5 minutes to complete the survey toda...
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Feb 12 - 16: Top 10 Supply Chain Priorities, Supplier Perspectives on Procurement Change
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
This is a slow week for procurement and supply chain events, so if you have a little time on your hands and want to contribute to an ongoing effort to study procurement orchestration, take this 5-minute survey being run by Art of Procurement and ORO Labs. If you are planning your event schedule in advance, join Art of Procurement for 6 sessions foc...
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Jan 29 – Feb 9: Category Excellence, Value Chain Barometer, State of Packaging, ESG Best Practices
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
Are you subscribed to the Art of Supply newsletter on LinkedIn? Each week, subscribers receive the latest episode of the AOS podcast and accompanying long form article direct to their inboxes and also receive a notification on LinkedIn. Sign up here!  You’ll also note that this set of recommendations covers two weeks. Look for our next recomme...
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Jan 22-26: Pricing Predictions, IT Outcomes, GenAI Turbocharging
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
Every week I recommend a few upcoming webinars that I think are particularly worth your time. If you would prefer to find them on LinkedIn, follow the Buyers Meeting Point company page. If you are planning your events schedules in advance, join me for an Art of Procurement category webinar: State of Packaging Procurement in 2024 with Matt Reddingto...
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Jan 15-19: Supply Chain Transparency, Future-Proofed Procurement, Building Risk Resilience
Kelly Barner
Spend Management
Happy new year! The starting days of 2024 have already been eventful – including the recent rebrand of Dial P for Procurement into the Art of Supply podcast. To learn more about what this means (and check out our new look), read the announcement on Art of Procurement. If you are planning your events schedules in advance, check out the first Art of ...
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Dec 11 - 15: Data-driven Diversity, Demystifying AI, Fixing Intake-to-Procure
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
And just like that, here we are. This is the last week of event recommendations for 2023. I started listing events and making recommendations back in 2015 as a way of helping the procurement community stay in the know about good educational opportunities. That tradition continues – and will continue for year 9 in 2024! I expect to start making reco...
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Dec 4 - 8: Intercompany Chaos, Changeable Procurement, Human-Centered AI
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
The more things change, the more they remain the same. In this week’s events, we get a sampling of the pervasive issues procurement – and companies in general – continue to face. We’re still dealing with process chaos, trying to achieve peace in supply relationships, and worrying about automation coming for our jobs. Fortunately, all of these event...
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Nov 27 – Dec 1: Shifting Mindsets, the Polycrisis, AI, Due Diligence
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
As we get closer to the end of 2023, it looks like December 15th is going to be the end of the events year. Stay tuned for fresh looks and new perspectives on the procurement and supply chain space starting in mid-January!  If you are planning your event schedule ahead of this week, I recommend joining me, Sagi Eliyahu and Dan Coor (both from ...
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Nov 13-17: Value Orchestration, Business Continuity, ESG in 2024
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
Next week will be very quiet with the Thanksgiving holiday taking place in the U.S. There are some events still happening, and one of them is featured below with this week’s recommendations. If you are planning your event schedule ahead of this week, I recommend Redefining Procurement’s Value and Shifting Mindsets  from Art of Procurement &...
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Nov 6-10: Mastermind LIVE 2023 and Shifting Workforce Dynamics
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
As we start the first full month of November, it is impossible to ignore the reality that the end of the year is just weeks away. At most there are only 6 full work weeks left in the year. 2024 is just around the corner and there is no time to waste! Hopefully you will find inspiration for the new year in this week’s events. If you are planning you...
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Oct 30 – Nov 3: Beyond Average, Transformative Value, and CPO Insights
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
There is just one week left to go before the stage lights go on for AOP Mastermind LIVE 2023. We have lined up FOUR HOURS’ work of enlightening speakers, each of whom has a timely topic they are eager to discuss live. Register now to join us on November 7th or to have immediate on demand access to all of the sessions.  If you are planning your...
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Oct 23-27: Procurement Mythbusting, Managed Services, ESG Digitalization
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
Although negotiation is just one part of what procurement does, it is an important part. In the most recent Dial P for Procurement, I studied the complex multi-party negotiation going on in Hollywood and pulled out lessons that all of us can apply. If you are planning your event schedule ahead of this week, I recommend “P2P: What "Good" Looks Like ...
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Oct 9 - 20: Obsolete Accounting, Outsourcing Risk, Opportunity to Evolve
Kelly Barner
Weekly Event Recommendations
Have you registered for Mastermind LIVE 2023 yet? Take a look at the full agenda and save the time on your calendar: November 7th from 10am – 2pm ET. If you are planning your event schedule ahead of this week, I recommend “Using Digital Innovation to Transform Supply Chains and Achieve ESG Excellence” from Procurement Leaders and Sphera on October ...
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