This Week in Procurement

This Week in Procurement: Supply Chain Risk and Resilience

Written by Philip Ideson

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

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.