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A CEOs View on the Opportunity for Procurement w/ Tony Uphoff

By November 30, 2020No Comments

“I really think procurement has a very unique opportunity at this moment in time where the world  is opening to their ability to walk into that room and start to have a positive impact.”

In the current moment, companies are finding themselves at the intersection of digital transformation and the varied but extreme pressures of the pandemic. And who is positioned to address the opportunities and challenges of this intersection? Procurement.

Tony Uphoff is the President & CEO at Thomas – formerly ThomasNet. He has enjoyed a successful career leading and growing media and information businesses such as The Hollywood Reporter, UBM TechWeb, and business.com.

In this conversation, Tony speaks from the perspective of a multiple-time CEO about:

  • How procurement can demonstrate their expanded impact on the business and what is required to gain access to the most strategic discussions in the company
  • How investments in supply chain risk, diversity, and sustainability are starting to affect the valuation of publicly traded companies
  • The impact of COVID-19 on sourcing trends in PPE and beyond based on Thomas’ treasure trove of data, including some really interesting predictors of still trends to come

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