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Art of Procurement

Learn from Procurement Experts. Host Philip Ideson talks with thought leaders who share the trends, strategies and tactics that you can lever to elevate the role of procurement - and your career.
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Now displaying: December, 2016
Dec 16, 2016

So here we are: The Best of 2016 List.

As the year comes to a close, I sat down to consider which episodes have been the most powerful and impactful in 2016.  Some of these have been my personal favorites, others determined by download numbers.  What I did try to do is to make the list as diverse as possible, and it features interviews with CPO's, CEO's, Founders, Educators and Consultants.  There should be something for everyone here!  

For more information, visit: http://artofprocurement.com/bestof16

Dec 13, 2016

Pierre Mitchell was the first supply chain practitioner to become a procurement "industry analyst" with roles at AMR Research (now Gartner) followed by The Hackett Group, and now Spend Matters. There are few people, if any, that cover procurement than understand, and have such passion for, the growth of our profession.

Both Pierre and I were together last week at the ISM Inside Indirect Conference 2016 in Las Vegas, and so we picked up the mic’s and hit record! So, today’s show is an informal chat covering a range of topics.

Areas we cover include: 

  • What challenges in procurement is Pierre motivated to try and help solve?
  • Has procurement evolved over 2016 or as we still in the same position, with the same challenges and questions, as we were 12 months ago?
  • How can we differentiate marketing hype with reality when it comes to potentially game changing technologies?
  • What is the most overused and most underused procurement KPI?

For more information, visit: http://artofprocurement.com/ismindirect 

Dec 9, 2016

On today's Art of Procurement, I answer a listener question. The question was: how do you make a supplier happy.

Now, I’m going to assume that the right answer isn’t to give them riches for providing peanuts! So, I sat down and thought through 6 different ways that I think we can all put at least a half smile on the faces of our suppliers this Christmas!

For more information, visit: http://artofprocurement.com/113 

Dec 2, 2016

I will be in Las Vegas this week at the ISM Indirect Conference, and with Las Vegas also known as Sin City, I thought it would be fun to look back at some old Art of Procurement episodes and come up with a list of 10 sins of procurement!

Now, frankly, there are a lot more than 10!  However, I had to stop somewhere! These are inspired by my own experiences, and the guests that we have had on the show.  I kept them to what I think are our day to day dealings with suppliers and stakeholders rather than looking at it from an organizational design perspective.

For more information, visit: http://artofprocurement.com/procurement-sins 

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