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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.

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

Procurement Velocity – Are Spreadsheets Still A Viable Tool?

August 5, 2020

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Are spreadsheets still a thing in procurement?

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…

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.

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.

COVID Truths or Myths: Is the food supply chain breaking, and what does SC disruption really mean?

April 28, 2020

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When we hear that 78% of supply chains have been disrupted, what does it really mean at the end-consumer level?

Despite the obvious challenges, social distancing measures would fall apart if not for supply chains

April 23, 2020

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As "stretched" as our supply chains have been due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they are still performing rather well in some important areas. Check out my latest article in Procurement Foundry to see where they are having a positive impact.

Procurement professional 2.0: Why our industry needs a talent reboot

April 20, 2020

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I wrote this article before the current COVID-19 pandemic became a global crisis. However, the need for a talent reboot is even more important today than before - read why.