This Week in Procurement

AOP Linkfest: The Big (and Alarming) Procurement Disconnect

There is something for everyone in this week’s Linkfest! In fact, this week felt like the Niagara Falls of great procurement writing – I had difficulty in narrowing it down to the following twelve (yes, twelve!) articles:

Finally, in case you missed it, here are the two episodes of the Art of Procurement that were published this week:

Have a great weekend,


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.