This Week in Procurement

This Week in Procurement: Supply Chain Risk and Resilience

By September 22, 2017February 23rd, 2020No Comments

I featured a number of articles over the summer related to our role in both proactive and reactive supply risk management.  It is a topic that it is easy to dismiss as “it will never happen to me” – especially when you buy Indirect products and services.

September has been a devastating month for natural disasters all around the world with flooding, hurricanes and earthquakes leading to widespread personal tragedy and supply chain disruption.  In this weeks “Must Read”, I wanted to share a two-part Q&A article from Spend Matters with Gary Lynch sharing ideas on how to make our supply chains more resilient:

Risk Expert Gary Lynch on Supply Chain Risk and Resilience Part 1 & Part 2 | Sydney Lazarus, Spend Matters


Comparing Outsourcing Companies: How to Simplify the Process| Jaroslaw Czaja , Future Processing

How AI Will Help Procurement Advance Analytics Beyond Basic Spend Analysis | Nick Heinzmann, Spend Matters

A Definitive Guide to Mastering the Four Faces of the Procurement Specialist  | Mike Martin, CleanMark Labels

#SorryNotSorry Procurement | Kelly Barner, Buyers Meeting Point

The Best Postcard I Ever Sent Myself | David Hearn, CPO Advisement Services, LLC


Podcast: 152: How to Identify Software Savings Without Relying on Price Reductions w/ Mohammed Faridy


I don’t mention this enough, but we are always interested in publishing practitioner-focused guest posts on the Art of Procurement. If you have a story to tell, or experience to share, let us know!


Have a great weekend