It has been another busy week here at Art of Procurement with the majority of the week spent at the Coupa Inspire conference in San Francisco. I recorded a number of interviews at the conference, and I can’t wait to share them with you, starting next Tuesday! I am also heading out to Indianapolis today to go to the ISM2016 conference. If you will be there, drop me a line and hopefully we can connect…
As for this week’s Linkfest, here are four articles that I enjoyed this week:
- In Is Rebranding the Solution to All of Procurement’s Problems?, Bertrand Maltaverne of POOL4TOOL considers if a name change is needed for procurement, or if that would really change anything in terms of how the function is perceived.
- Louie Psallidas, CEO of Uno Restaurants recently gave a keynote at the CPO Rising Conference discussing the CEO’s perception of procurement. In The CEO’s Perception of Procurement, Matthew York of Ardent Partners shares four strategies that procurement can use to engage the C-suite, with the article based on the content of Louie’s keynote.
- I am passionate about procurement’s role in the management and mitigation of risk, and so I can’t help but share articles that I feel help us collectively determine how we can increase our influence in this area of the business. In this piece, Pierre Mitchell and Michael Lamoureux share 5 Critical Supply Risk Mitigation Principles for your Sourcing Process.
- Last but by no means least, Laura Gibbons of The Hackett Group suggests that there are Challenges Ahead for Buyers Making Late Payments. As a Buyer, I know that I often did not treat supplier payment issues with the urgency that they deserved, not really taking into account the impact this had on the supplier themselves. Laura shares a couple of legal and commercial ramifications of not taking late payments seriously.
Happy reading, and have a great weekend!
PS – if you come across an article that you think we should read, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.