Recommended Procurement Webinars May 18-22: Risk, Resiliency, and Agility


Holy webinars Batman! I added 14 new virtual events to the calendar last week. Clearly companies are embracing this method of reaching their desired audience (in the absence of an alternative). I just hope they aren’t all sad COVID-19 fallout events. If anyone hears about a webinar focused on how the ‘murder hornets’ are expected to affect the supply chain, please let me know?

If you are planning your schedule further ahead, I recommend “What Resilient Companies Do Differently” sponsored by Coupa, hosted by Harvard Business Review, and presented by McKinsey’s Mihir Mysore. If you have a subscription to HBR, you can read the accompanying article here.

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Mitigating Supply Chain Risk and Building a Resilient Enterprise (Ivalua, riskmethods)

May 19th, 11am ET

Yes, yes… risk is all around us. Under the circumstances, I welcome the opportunity to hear from an organization that was managing risk long before the virus came to town. Unsurprisingly, your digital strategy and approach to supplier management will be key. Join Sundar Kamak, Global Head of Manufacturing Solutions at Ivalua, and Laura Enny, riskmethods’ NA Alliances Manager, for a discussion about centralizing information for the sake of managing risk and preserving collaboration.


Managing Disruption Through Procurement Agility (Corcentric, The Hackett Group)

May 21st, 11am ET

We all know that it is easier for smaller organizations to pivot than larger ones, but in disruptive times, they have no choice. Usually we think of that in the context of supplier agility, making the decision to award a contract to a large, established supplier v. a smaller, nimbler one depending on the needs of the spend category, but this applies to buy-side companies as well. Join Chris Sawchuck, Principal & Global Procurement Advisory Practice Leader at The Hackett Group, Jonathan Fehring, Director of the Procurement & P2P Executive Advisory at The Hackett Group, Joe Payne, Senior Vice President, Source-to-Pay, at Corcentric, David Pastore, Senior Director of Sourcing Operations at Corcentric, and Constantine Limberakis, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Corcentric, as they discuss how to pivot strategically and then stabilize in preparation for the ‘new normal’ that is to come.




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