In this episode of The Art Of Procurement, it's a little bit of a different show. I want to discuss a couple of items related to the show itself, and then I have some exciting news about some shows that, allbeing well, will be coming out over the next week or so.
Full show notes can be found at artofprocurement.com/rebranding
This week, I am joined once again by Terri Gallagher. You may recall I invited Terri on the show previously, back in Episode 20, to talk about the role that procurement can play in the management of the temporary labor category.
Terri is President & CEO of Gallagher and Consultants, an advisory firm that helps companies build and implement end to end workforce management strategies. Terri is an expert in the field of Human Capital Management, and specifically contingent on temporary labor, as has previously been an executive of a number of leading services providers in this space such as Adecco, Manpower and Tapfin.
Full show notes can be found here.
Today, I am going to continue a topic that I first started to discuss a couple of weeks ago on the topic of risk. We have heard a number of guests talk about the growing importance of risk, and procurement’s role in monitoring, mitigating and managing risk.
I received a listener question related to that show that I think was a great question. The question was: How do you integrate the identification of risk into the sourcing process?
Full show notes can be found at artofprocurement.com/38
My guest today is Bill Michels. Bill is very well known in the procurement and supply chain professions across the US. He is currently the founder and CEO of Aripart Consulting, following a 23 year career leading ADR North America.
Bill is a sought after speaker, and I was delighted when Bill agreed to be on the show, without hesitation.
With such a wealth of knowledge, it was hard to select a single topic to discuss in today’s show. However, what we decided to focus on is the megatrends – that are outside of our control – but that are impacting both what, and how, he buy.
Full show notes can be found at artofprocurement.com/megatrends
In this episode of the Art of Procurement, I am joined by Dave Hulsen, co-founder of an RFP collaboration platform called RFP 365.
You'll hear Dave talk about the circumstances under which we should be using the RFP, versus other tools that are out there, like an RFI, or frankly just picking up the phone. And then if an RFP is the right tool for the job what do we need to do to make sure that the RFP brings value to the process? That it's just not some burdensome document.
Full show notes are available at: http://artofprocurement.com/rfp
Last week I joined almost 300 procurement peers from around the world at the first Spend Matters ISM Global Procurement Tech Summit in Baltimore, Maryland. As the event came to a close, I spent 15 minutes catching up with Jason Busch – Founder and Head of Strategy at Azul Partners and Spend Matters – discussing what it took to put together an event of this size, and the key takeaways that Jason took from from the conference.
You may have seen during the last week or so that procurement networking site Procurious has issued a call for procurement professionals to record and submit a “Big Idea” in support of their Big Idea 2016 event. A “Big Idea” being something that has the potential to transform procurement.
I got into the spirit and recorded my own “Big Idea”. I submitted a 60 second teaser to Procurious, but here is my “Big Idea” in more detail.
Welcome to a Bonus Episode of the Art of Procurement. In Episode 32, published earlier today, I interviewed Kelly Barner and Jon Hansen, the authors of a new book called Procurement at a Crossroads.
After my interview with Kelly and Jon, I recorded an audio review.
To hear my thoughts on the book, and my key takeaways, listen to this bonus episode.
In this episode of the Art of Procurement, I am joined by Jon Hansen and Kelly Barner, authors of a new book called Procurement At A Crossroads - and we discuss (debate?) what is in the tea leaves for procurement’s future, and what is likely to happen to the winners - and losers.
Listen in to three people deeply passionate about our profession consider the question: what’s next?
Full show notes are available at: http://artofprocurement.com/crossroads
In todays Episode of The Art of Procurement Friday Show, I discuss 4 Procurement Activities You Should Outsource Today.
The first three activities can be applied to both Indirect and Direct procurement. The fourth is specifically related to Direct Materials Procurement in a manufacturing environment.
For full show notes can be found at artofprocurement.com/31
On this weeks episode of The Art Of Procurement, my guest is Brian Umbenhauer.
I have read the Deloitte CPO Survey with interest every year to understand the priorities and challenges that CPO’s are facing, and how those priorities change each year. However, the results often left me with as many questions as answers.
I am excited today to share an interview with Brian Umbenhauer, a Principal of Deloitte Consulting, the Head of Deloitte’s Sourcing & Procurement practice, and a co-author of the report that accompanies the survey reports. In this wide ranging discussion we go behind the numbers and discuss what Brian is experiencing in the field in terms of how CPO’s are reacting to the issues raised in the survey.
Full show notes can be found at artofprocurement.com/deloitte2016
In todays Episode of The Art of Procurement Friday Show, I want to talk about procurement and risk management.
It's a topic that I want to cover in some considerable depth on the Art of Procurement over the course of 2016 but today I am going to keep things relatively high level.
For full show notes can be found at artofprocurement.com/29
Today’s guest is Eliot Knudsen. Eliot’s background is in Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics and Machine Learning. As you will hear in the show, Eliot is currently a Field Engineer for Tamr, a leader in procurement data analytics.
I invited Eliot on the show to talk in more detail about data, and how procurement organizations can access and consolidate primary sources of data to allow strategies and decisions to be made with data, rather than a hunch.
Full show notes can be found at artofprocurement.com/data
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
On this weeks friday show, I discuss why procurement should focus on it's customers, and not on being "best in class".
Full show notes can be found at artofprocurement.com/19
On this weeks episode, we are joined by Alun Rafique and Nick Drewe, co-founders of Market Dojo to discuss when and how you can use eAuctions as part of your Sourcing Tool Kit.
Todays show notes can be found at artofprocurement.com/eauction
In today's Art Of Procurement Friday Show, I want to show how you can enable your high performers to work on strategic activities 100% of the time.
For all the show notes and transcription, please visit artofprocurement.com/17
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Todays guest is Bob Rodwell, and we discuss how to apply marketing procurement best practices to become relevant to your difficult business stakeholders.
Bob shares some great advice, including
Shownotes can be found at artofprocurement.com/marketingintro
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