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Automation and The ‘Great Resignation’

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It used to be that outsourcing - and offshoring - were feared for the impact they would have on jobs.…

[Pod] Partnership as a Service: Driving Change & Delivering Unconventional Returns at UMass

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“We're not just buying technology, we're buying processes and intelligence that SupplyLogic brings to the table. It allows us to…

Cost Drivers – Small Parcel Category

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The AOP Category Cost Drivers Series is a new content offering created in partnership with ProcurementIQ.   Today we will uncover…

Who Cares About Spend Under Management?

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In one of our planning sessions for the December 7th AOP Live session with Greg Anderson and David Clevenger, they…

[Pod] Starting a Cycle of Constant Reinvention w/ Adam Brown

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“We’re at the point right now where the advent of AI, of machine learning, of automation, all of these technologies…

How Procurement Can Fuel Growth and Increase Enterprise Value

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Procurement has been on an evolutionary journey for years now, constantly reevaluating its priorities and shifting its talent, technology, and…

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[Pod] Learning to Succeed Despite Uncertain Market Dynamics w/ Sherri Barnes and Kristen Rellihan

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“​​Convenience is always easy to get used to. We had these super efficient supply chains that originated half a world…

Buyer Power Score – Car Rental

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The AOP Buyer Power Score is a new content offering created in partnership with ProcurementIQ that rates the balance of…

[Pod] Procurement Transformation in the Oil and Gas Industry w/ Ferhat Eryurt and Artem Sherekh

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“We are in a very exciting era where we have to continue and maintain the current focus while we grow…

A Day at GBTA 2021: The State of Business Travel & the Opportunity for Procurement

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It has been 622 days since I last stepped foot into a physical conference back in March 2020, and, perhaps…

[Pod] The Greatest Time to Be In Procurement is Now w/ Dr. Elouise Epstein

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“We should be adding value. And adding value is not making the purchasing process harder. I cannot stress that enough.…

[Pod] The State of the Procurement Profession in 2021 w/ Dr. Marcell Vollmer and Christoph Bode

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“A CEO only spends about 1% of their time with suppliers. Procurement really needs to step up and go to…

[Pod] Preserving the Actionability and Immediacy of Market Intelligence w/ Ashley Cruz and Thomas Larson

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“Procurement should be equipped to speak to the small things that are going on in a given category to maintain…

[Pod] Creating Tail Spend ROI Through an Improved Buyer Experience w/ Jean-Baptiste Anne and Vishal Patel

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The high number of low-cost transactions is just the beginning of the challenges with tail spend management. Spend often finds…

[Pod] The Impact of the ‘Great Resignation’ on Service Categories w/ Amy Fong

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“I think it's an employee's market right now. I don't think that's just a US thing, I think that's fairly…

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