How has COVID changed Procurement forever?

October 5, 2020

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Procurement in the post-COVID-19 world has changed dramatically - especially in global industries such as oil & gas. An expert panel that includes Dr. Mamdouh Salameh will provide both a sector and practice perspective on what this means for our profession and practice.

Posted in: Commentary, webinars

ERP-based procurement: A lost cause or a new beginning?

September 23, 2020

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Despite the many challenges of the past, is ERP-based procurement positioned to make a comeback?

Is AP (automation) tactical or strategic?

September 21, 2020

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In this 1-minute 35-second video, I talk about my upcoming webinar by focusing on the three areas regarding AP automation that need to be addressed for CPOs to move beyond the dissatisfaction they expressed in the Deloitte October 2019 global survey. Use the following Link to register for the full 45-minute webinar: https://campaign.zycus.com/leveraging-ap-automation

Posted in: Commentary, webinars

Procurement Velocity – Are Spreadsheets Still A Viable Tool?

August 5, 2020

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Are spreadsheets still a thing in procurement?

Posted in: Commentary

Procurement In 5-Minutes: When it comes to procurement, what does innovation really mean?

July 24, 2020

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Ask a procurement pro about innovation and many will talk about emerging technology. But is that really the kind of innovation that we need today?

Posted in: Podcasts

18-Minutes: The Supply Chain Workforce Marketplace – Tapping Into Canada’s Procurement Talent Pool

July 8, 2020

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If you are looking for a new position, you've come to the right place. Supply Chain Canada's Pat Campbell joins me to talk about the new Supply Chain Workforce Marketplace.

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18-Minutes: Bringing Procurement To The World – Procurement Foundry’s Michael Cadieux

June 4, 2020

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Imagine having 6 espressos followed by a Red Bull Chaser. That is the kind of high-octane discussion you will enjoy when you join me to talk with "Procurement Industry Fanatic" and the Founder of Procurement Foundry Michael Cadieux.

Posted in: 18-Minutes, Commentary

18-Minutes With Jon Hansen

May 28, 2020

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In 18-minutes I will tap into the experiences and relationships spanning six decades to bring you a laidback and entertaining chat-style show featuring the best and the brightest from our industry.

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CPO Strategy – Sourcing Solved Survey: Assessing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the procurement professional

April 9, 2020

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How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected you as a procurement professional? Please take a couple of minutes to respond to this survey. The results will be analyzed and shared in a Special Report-Knowledge Note in the next quarter.

Posted in: COVID-19, Surveys

The end of Procurement

August 4, 2020

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Originally posted on Commitment Matters:
COVID-19 is prompting numerous changes in society, the economy and commercial relationships. Many are changes that would have occurred anyway, but the pandemic is generating a new sense of urgency. Examples range from the massive debates over racism and equality, to a rethink of economic management, the discussions over working…

Posted in: Commentary

Contracts: Tools of collaboration or weapons of enforcement

May 1, 2020

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Agree or Disagree: Contracts have to become less of a weapon of enforcement and more of a tool of collaboration for not only rebuilding our supply networks but managing them more effectively.

Posted in: Commentary