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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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Mar 20, 2016

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.

Mar 18, 2016

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.

Mar 15, 2016

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.

Mar 15, 2016

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 

Mar 11, 2016

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

Mar 8, 2016

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

Mar 4, 2016

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

Mar 1, 2016

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

Feb 26, 2016

 

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

Feb 23, 2016

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

Feb 19, 2016

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

Feb 16, 2016

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

Feb 12, 2016

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

Feb 9, 2016

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

Feb 5, 2016

On this weeks friday show, I ask: Is Procurement Abusing the RFP Process?

Full show notes can be found at artofprocurement.com/21

Feb 2, 2016

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

 

Jan 29, 2016

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

Jan 26, 2016

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

Jan 22, 2016

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

Thanks for listening!

Jan 19, 2016

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

  • How to become relevant when managing the Marketing category
  • Applying Marketing Procurement best practices to become relevant to your difficult stakeholders.
  • Best practices for managing RFP’s for creative services
  • Why Pepsi decentralizing marketing procurement was a one off, and not part of a broader trend.

Shownotes can be found at artofprocurement.com/marketingintro

Please share this episode if you have found it helpful.

Till next time,

Philip Ideson

Jan 15, 2016

Welcome to this weeks Friday Solo Show!

I recently received an email from a listener that had a couple of great questions.

  1. Do you perhaps have any tips for an individual such as myself who is a beginner when it comes to procurement?
  2. How can I become part of a 'procurement community'? I've joined various groups and blogs the last couple of months but I'm struggling to actually feel part of the discussions.

Be sure to listen to the episode to hear my answers. More detailed show notes with links can be found at artofprocurement.com/15

Jan 12, 2016

From the start of Art of Procurement, I have planned on recording a series of “how-to” or case studies that highlight the steps that leading companies are taking to tackle their most difficult procurement challenges. I’m excited to share with you the first in this “how-to” series.

Today’s guest is Tim Jones, the Head of Sourcing at Google.

Google Procurement have been on a journey to become a trusted advisor supporting the key strategic stakeholders that represent the most strategic supplier spend and initiatives rather than an RFP show. In today’s show, Tim will share Google’s journey to date, along with what I think are some really interesting approaches to drive stakeholder engagement.

Today's show notes are available at artofprocurement.com/google

 

Jan 8, 2016

In this Friday solo show, I give my thoughts on the previous episodes relating to the US & UK Job Markets.

There are a few key insights that I picked out of those two shows, but one thing that is a recurring theme is that companies who want to retain and attract the best people have to do things differently.

I hope you enjoy this episode

Jan 4, 2016

Mark Holyoake, Owner of The Holyoake Search Group, a boutique Recruitment Specialist focused exclusively on recruiting professionals into the Procurement function, explains the key strategies and tactics that you should follow to secure you perfect Procurement hires in 2016.

Jan 1, 2016

Welcome to 2016!  Host Philip Ideson shares his procurement journey, and discusses his vision for the Art of Procurement in 2016 - including a new regular Friday show.

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