I had a lot of great feedback from last week’s Linkfest, so we are going to do it again!
This week was a busy one on the Art of Procurement. In our Tuesday show, I debated the future of procurement with Kelly Barner and Jon Hansen, the authors of a new book called Procurement at a Crossroads (book review here). We explored if procurement is going to become a two tier profession of have’s and have not’s. Yesterday, I joined in the fun of Procurious’ Big Idea initiative by summiting my “Big Idea”. You can listen in here.
Ok, let’s go into this weeks links:
- This week, I attended the ISM Spend Matters Global Procurement Tech Summit in Baltmore, MD. Peter Smith of Spend Matters UK provided a summary of both day’s – Day 1 and Day 2.
- Staying on the theme of the Tech Summit, there were three sessions that I found particularly insightful. Jason Busch of Spend Matters blogged the highlights of each session in almost real-time:
- Gerard Chick of Optimum Procurement writes that it is time to re-think our procure-to-pay and invoicing systems in this piece: Procurement – warning, thinking required! (LinkedIn Pulse)
- In this piece, Hailey Lynne McKeefry of EBN explores where each US presidential candidate stands on policy issues that impact the supply chain industry: Politics & the Supply Chain: A Look at the Election.
- Do you sell to Procurement? Are you making it easy for prospects to engage with you? Stephen Ashcroft of AECOM considers the 5 Crippling Beliefs Keeping Suppliers in the Poor House (Procurious).
Finally, I mentioned that I had submitted my “Big Idea” as part of Procurious’ Big Idea Summit. You can find out more by going to the event website here.
Have a great weekend,
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