November 28-December 2: Indirect Spend, Modern Slavery, Supply Chain Process Maturity


Some stories fade from the headlines long before they are really over. Example: the baby formula crisis. Although the updates are few and far between, the challenges persist for families trying to feed their babies. Even worse, the root causes of the problem have not been addressed. Listen to this Dial P Updated Classic about the baby formula crisis for the latest developments.

If you are planning your virtual procurement event schedule beyond this week, I recommend ‘Next Generation Finance Teams: The Future of Spend Control and Protection is Agile’ from Proactis on December 6th at 11am ET.

And now for this week’s recommendations…


Taking control of indirect spend in an ever-changing procurement environment (Procurement Leaders & Amazon Business)

November 30th, 5am ET

The pressure is on from an economic perspective. Inflation remains high, and with interest rates going up, borrowing cash is getting increasingly expensive. Cutting costs in ways that don’t affect customers are some of the most strategic approaches procurement can follow. Join Luke Elliot, Head of Amazon Business UK and Ireland Commercial for advice that will improve your control and visibility over indirect spend workflows.


Modern slavery: What can contracting professionals do about it? (World Commerce & Contracting)

November 30th, 2pm ET

According to this event’s description, “A UK study shows 72% of supply chain professionals admit to having no visibility of their supply chains below the first tier, and out of the 40 million victims of modern slavery, only 0.2% of people have been helped.” Without deep supply chain visibility, companies have no chance of rooting out and stopping modern slavery. This event will feature Matt Friedman, CEO of The Mekong Club, Sylvia Friedman, an award-winning filmmaker, Olivia Windham Stewart, a business and human rights specialist, and Sarah Dadush, Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School.


Supply Chain Planning: Growing your Process Maturity in 2023 (Supply Chain Now & Wolters Kluwer) 

December 1st, 12n ET

Apparently, global supply chains aren’t going to settle down anytime soon. We’re going to have to invest in their strength and agility while challenges and disruptions persist. Join Michael Conley from Wolters Kluwer and Supply Chain Now co-hosts Scott Luton and Greg White for a live discussion about your opportunities for 2023 process maturity.





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