SIG The Sourcing Industry Landscape

SIL Podcast: Supplier Management Made Simple, w/ Daryl Hammett

Welcome to the latest Sourcing Industry Landscape podcast, hosted by Dawn Tiura.

Daryl Hammett is a partner and Chief Operations Officer of ConnXus, an Ohio-based tech start-up that connects diverse and small businesses with companies seeking to expand and diversify their supplier base.

Hammett draws from his strong procurement background to simplify the process between buyers and suppliers so that buyers can put more resources and time into innovation. Hammett’s passion for the industry, his expertise, and his hunger to constantly evolve and improve have helped connect millions of diverse suppliers with businesses around the world.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how advanced technology can simplify and streamline the procurement process to connect diverse suppliers to corporate buyers.
  • Gain an understanding of the benefits of a sustainable and inclusive supply chain.
  • Hear about a unique supplier vetting process that makes risk more transparent.
  • For procurement professionals to be truly successful, they cannot accept the status quo. Hammett has recommendations to keeping up with changing technology, offers advice for young procurement professionals and shares the valuable lessons he’s learned in his career.

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About the author

Philip Ideson

Philip Ideson is passionate about the role that procurement professionals and leaders can plan in creating competitive advantage for their organizations in ways that go beyond the traditional value proposition.

Philip founded Art of Procurement as a way for the procurement community to learn from each other, increasing the impact they have on their organizations. In 2017, he co-founded Palambridge, a virtual platform of procurement experts, technology, and intelligence. Palambridge provides a broad range of flexible procurement solutions, available on-demand.

Prior to Art of Procurement and Palambridge, Philip enjoyed a career that spanned the procurement value chain, working across three continents for organizations such as Accenture, Procurian, Ally Financial, Pfizer and Ford Motor Company.