August 15-19: George Orwell, Inspiring Women, and Optimizing Cash Flows

I’m a huge fan of writer George Orwell, so the more the government tells me it is being “helpful” the more I start digging into the details. Case in point: this week’s episode of Dial P for Procuremen...

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August 8-12: Categorypalooza, Conversational Science, Sustainable Packaging

We’re all dealing with it – at work and at home – but WHY is fuel so expensive? In last week’s episode of Dial P for Procurement, I walked back through the oil supply chain, looking at the costs, risk...

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July 25-29: Perfect Supply Chain Storm and RPA-enabled Customer Experience

It is easy to agree that businesses should have to alter how they operate to preserve the environment. But who do we want interpreting Congressional legislation and turning it into rules? How clear do...

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July 18-20: Innovative Business Travel and Financial Resilience

In the latest episode of Dial P, I research the logistics challenges associated with the tragic migrant smuggling incident in San Antonio. The problem at the U.S. southern border is very real, and the...

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July 11-15: ESG Data Analytics and Decision Readiness

The 4th of July holiday in the U.S. last week meant vacation time for many of us – and why not? Procurement and supply chains made our fair share of contributions to the founding of this country. If y...

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June 27-July 1: EU Supply Chain Act, Player-Coaches, Reducing Carbon Emissions

In last week’s episode of Dial P for Procurement, I shared my monthly full-length interview: a feature with Ken Yearwood from McKinsey and Company. We spoke about leading supplier diversity practices ...

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June 20-24: Digital ROI, Sovereign Supply Chains, Reducing Carbon Emissions

If you have been following the nationwide baby formula shortage, you were probably relieved to hear that the Abbott Laboratories factory in Sturgis was back up and running… but not for long. Flooding ...

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June 13-17: Keys to Success, Building Digital Bridges, AI as an Unexpected Ally

In last week’s episode of Dial P for Procurement, I focused on a potential (albeit leaked) proposal that will reportedly come before the World Trade Organization in early July. If it is presented and ...

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June 6-10: Crises, Resilience, and the Data Revolution

After a brief break in the schedule for the Memorial Day holiday in the U.S., we are back with a vengeance! Check out my upcoming event recommendations below – and join me, Greg White, and Gartner’s M...

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May 23-27: Inspiring Women, Savings Pipeline, Must-Have KPIs

This is the busiest week of events we have had yet this year – and quite a few of the events are in-person conferences. ISM’s annual conference is taking place in Orlando, FL… so safe travels if you a...

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May 16-20: Sustainable Contracting, Task Automation, Procurement Nirvana

After much ado, the 2022 Supply Chain and Procurement awards are officially here! Join us on Wednesday from 10am-12n ET for live announcements from the winners, commentary from the host committee, and...

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May 19-13: Tech Enabled Sustainability and Data Driven Value

Last week, I had the opportunity to interview Maryna Trepova, an amazing procurement consultant who fled Kyiv for Portugal – and who is continuing her work even as she worries about friends and family...

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April 25-29: Building Procurement, Connected Planning, CPO Rising

I’m sure you know that Art of Procurement releases a new podcast every Monday, but did you know that this year we also release a podcast each Friday too? Philip Ideson, Helen Mackenzie, and I take tur...

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April 18-22: AI Powered Contracts, ESG Action, Outsourcing Portfolio Management

In last week’s Dial P for Procurement podcast, I shared a really interesting interview with Jeffrey Goldstein. As interesting as Jeffrey is, one of the most interesting things about him is his locatio...

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April 11-15: 3 P2P Implementation Fails, Progressing Despite Disruption, Inflation!

Feeling a bit overwhelmed by all of the news and talk about inflation... but don’t totally understand where it comes from or what we can do to manage it? You really need to listen to last week’s Dial ...

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March 28 – April 1: The Rise of the Contingent Workforce, Business Continuity, Emerging Technology

We’re involved in the creation of so much content each week that it can be hard to keep up with it all! You have two options… subscribe to the Buyers Meeting Point mailing list HERE or sign up to rece...

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March 21-25: Sourcing for Scope 3, Supplier on Boarding, Escaping the Clutches of the Old Economy

You’ll see below that we’re hosting the first Dial P for Procurement livestream of 2022 this week – but that doesn’t mean Dial P has been on break! We recently kicked off the second season with two ma...

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February 28 – March 4: Full Cash Flow Visibility and Digitally Enabled Sustainability

In addition to the events listed below, I’ll be live in two different formats this week and I want to invite you to join me: March 2nd at 12n ET: The Real March Madness: Supply Chain Bracket Busters! ...

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February 21-25: Sourcing Lifelines, Streamlined Supply Chains, 3 T’s of the Future

As part of my Supplier Diversity Discussions LinkedIn Creator Accelerator project, I have been running a LinkedIn poll each week. This week I’m looking for input on how our definitions of diversity ma...

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February 14-18: Top Procurement Challenges, Balancing Profit and Purpose, Negotiating in Inflationary Times

If you like my approach to covering procurement, you may also want to subscribe to my brand-new LinkedIn newsletter: The Procurement Buzz. It comes out weekly and will appear in your LinkedIn news fee...

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