This Week in Procurement

This Week in Procurement: Seven Values For Success And Innovation In Procurement Organizations

Written by Philip Ideson

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MUST READ

This week’s “Must Read” is from AOP alumni, and a good friend of the show, Pierre Mitchell.

In this article, Pierre reflects on seven different value statements made by a well-known and innovative design company, and applies them to the world of procurement.

This really gets you thinking in terms of how we can position ourselves to drive more innovation for our organizations – and is a topic that we are very passionate about here at Art of Procurement!

Seven Values For Success And Innovation In Procurement Organizations | Pierre Mitchell, Azul Partners


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OTHER INTERESTING ARTICLES

World’s Collide: The Convergence of Sales and Procurement | Greg Tennyson, VSP

Rethinking Your Supply Chain in an Era of Protectionism | Justin Rose and Martin Reeves, Boston Consulting Group

Is the CPO and Category Management Dead? | Bruno Alvarez, Procurement Stories

9 Tips For Negotiating A Pay Increase | Procurious

Four Ways To Ensure You Still Have A Job In 2020 | Anders Sorman-Nilsson, Thinque

Procurement Leaders ’17: Supplier enabled innovation is a foundation for procurement’s strategic repositioning | Rob Handfield, NC State University


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PROCUREMENT & SERVICE PROVIDER NEWS

HSBC partners with Tradeshift as banks increasingly see fintech as friends not foe | Oscar Williams-Grut, Business Insider


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@ THE ART OF PROCUREMENT

Blog: Procurement Must Distinguish Between the Ambiguity and Volatility of Business Conditions, Kelly Barner

Podcast: Prepare for the Unknown at ISM2017, w/ Lara Nichols

Blog: Procurement Enabled Innovation – A Case Study from the Cell Therapy World | Mark Davis


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OTHER STUFF: PALAMBRIDGE LAUNCH

It has been a couple of weeks since Kelly and I launched Palambridge, and we have been thrilled with the response to date!

Peter Smith shared his thoughts on our launch with Spend Matters UK readers this week.

Palambridge – Innovative Model for Firm Entering Procurement Consulting Marketplace

 

About the author

Philip Ideson

Philip Ideson is passionate about the role that procurement professionals and leaders can plan in creating competitive advantage for their organizations in ways that go beyond the traditional value proposition.

Philip founded Art of Procurement as a way for the procurement community to learn from each other, increasing the impact they have on their organizations. In 2017, he co-founded Palambridge, a virtual platform of procurement experts, technology, and intelligence. Palambridge provides a broad range of flexible procurement solutions, available on-demand.

Prior to Art of Procurement and Palambridge, Philip enjoyed a career that spanned the procurement value chain, working across three continents for organizations such as Accenture, Procurian, Ally Financial, Pfizer and Ford Motor Company.