In today's Art of Procurement Friday Show, I wanted to follow up on the discussion from the last episode with Stan Litow, President of the IBM Foundation and Vice President of Corporate Affairs at IBM. I explore CSR a little further, and the role that procurement can play, over and above what was discussed in episode 26 which was mainly focused on how procurement can help spur small business growth by giving small, local, businesses the opportunity to win business. What was interesting to me was that the outside view was that the key role we play is related to growth, where as the internal procurement view is to protect our organizations against harm. I explore this further in today's show.
Full show notes can be found at artofprocurement.com/27
On this weeks episode of The Art Of Procurement, my guests are Stan Litow and Tim Coates.
Stan is the Vice President of Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs at IBM, and the President of the IBM Foundation.
Tim is an executive within the IBM Foundation, with the responsibility of managing their Supplier Connection program.
Today’s discussion talks about corporate philanthropy and corporate social responsibility – or CSR – and what large private enterprises can do to help spur small business growth, and the impact that has on local economies. We talk about why this is important, the challenges that big businesses face in working with small companies, and some of the benefits including increased access to innovative products and services.
Full show notes can be found at artofprocurement.com/csr
The inspiration for today’s Art Of Procurement Friday show was a question that I received recently from a US based listener regarding Direct Procurement. And I follow that up with another question that I was asked to answer by CIPS Supply Management magazine recently on a similar topic – the difference that someone with a career in Indirect Procurement should be aware of as they transition into a Direct Procurement role.
Full show notes can be found at artofprocurement.com/25
On this weeks episode of The Art Of Procurement, my guest is Alex Short. I was fortunate to be introduced to Alex Short by Gerard Chick, who I interviewed recently for the show.
Gerard introduced Alex as a pioneer in the procurement space, and he wasn't wrong. Alex is a passionate entrepreneur who is focused on elevating the role of procurement through facilitating stronger and deeper supplier relationships.
Alex Short, is the co-founder of Old Street Labs, and Old Street Labs’ main product, Vizibl.
Full show notes can be found at artofprocurement.com/collaboration
For today's Art Of Procurement Friday show, I thought I would share 14 different questions that you can use to consider the health of any supplier engagement or contract.
Full show notes can be found at artofprocurement.com/23
On this weeks episode of The Art Of Procurement, my guest is Gerard Chick and we discuss the behaviours, habits and attributes that make procurement professionals and in-particular procurement leaders more effective in their job.
Gerard Chick is Chief Knowledge Officer for Optimum Procurement, a leading procurement outsourcing and consulting firm.
Full show notes can be found at artofprocurement.com/habits
On this weeks friday show, I ask: Is Procurement Abusing the RFP Process?
Full show notes can be found at artofprocurement.com/21
In this episode, my guest is Terri Gallagher and we talk about how procurement can optimize the management of temporary labor.
Terri Gallagher is President & CEO of Gallagher and Consultants.
Full show notes can be found at artofprocurement.com/temporarylabor