“We’re all positive thinkers – at least I know I am – but I think we should plan for some painful times where top line growth is not as easy as it maybe was in years past. That’s fine. We still need to run the business. Let’s step up and lead from the front.” —Michael van Keulen (MVK), Chief Procurement Officer, Coupa
The combined challenges of the global economy and digital competition are very real for most executive leadership teams. While many of the decisions they must make are focused on short term agility and operational resilience, they can’t allow themselves to lose sight of the investments required to fuel longer term growth.
In this episode, based on an AOP Live session, Kelly Barner and Philip Ideson are joined by Yatin Anand, Principal and Procurement Leader at KPMG, and Michael van Keulen (“MVK”), Chief Procurement Officer at Coupa. They address how procurement can increase overall business resilience for the sake of short term agility and long term growth.
Yatin and MVK answer questions about:
- How CEOs and leadership teams are approaching the challenges and opportunities they face today and the steps they are taking to prepare for the future
- Ways to enable companies to make better decisions across a range of strategic objectives by achieving better control over their spend
- Where ESG targets fit into supply chain programs that are constantly being forced to emphasize risk and cost