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AOP Saturday Linkfest: How Does Culture Impact Procurement?

By April 23, 2016June 21st, 2023No Comments

Happy Saturday!

I am going to start the Linkfest this week with a quote from Bertrand Maltaverne of POOL4TOOL.  We were having a Twitter conversation on procurement tech when he wrote something that really stood out to me – “tech is there to free up time to nurture relationships, not to kill ’em”.  The takeaway for me: resist the urge to hide behind technology and use the time that it free’s up to invest in building stronger supplier relationships.

Here are the articles I wanted to share this week:

  • I had the opportunity recently to hear Susan Grelling, a former CPO and Chief Risk Officer talk about the confluence of procurement and risk at a recent conference.  Susan has written a piece that I came across that explores a basic question that we tend to overlook: what is risk? Check out the piece here: Defining Risk – Managing Risk as a Procurement Professional.

Have a great weekend,



PS – if you come across an article that you think we should read, please email is to contact@artofprocurement.com.

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