This Week in Procurement

This Week in Procurement: Dissecting the Headwinds and Tailwinds of Digital Transformation

Written by Philip Ideson

“While most companies bandy the word digital about, few define it” writes Lora Cecere of Supply Chain Insights, in a post this week discussing the headwinds and tailwinds of digital transformations as applied to procurement and supply chain.

The fact is that we are bombarded with the virtues of “digitization” from service providers and consulting firms.

In this week’s “Must Read”, Lora explores what “digital” really is, and what headwinds and tailwinds must be navigated in order to take advantage of some of those opportunities that “digitization” will likely present:

Dissecting the Headwinds and Tailwinds of Digital Transformation | Lora Cecere, Supply Chain Insights, LLC


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OTHER INTERESTING ARTICLES

Five Key Mistakes that Impact Negotiations | Bill Michels, Aripart Consulting

Supply Chains Get Resiliency Test from Harvey and Irma | Inside Supply Management

#Slackification of Procurement Tech | Claudia Roth, UNBLANDEUR

Traditional Workforce Models are Constraining Business Growth — Here’s How Procurement Can Fix It | Andrew Karpie, Spend Matters

Managing Legal Aspects of the Implications of a Hurricane on the Supply Chain | Suzie Trigg, Haynes and Boone

Procurement Reporting – Providing A Window of Opportunities | PASA – Procurement and Supply Australasia


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@ THE ART OF PROCUREMENT

Podcast: 151: How to Attract & Retain A-Level Talent in a Constrained Market w/ Naseem Malik

 

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!


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OTHER STUFF

Earlier this week, ISM and THOMASNET.com launched their 2017 30 Under 30 recognition program.  This is a great program that recognizes and rewards emerging talent in the procurement and supply chain space.  If there is anyone on your team that you feel is worthy of a nomination, check out the press release below:

THOMASNET.com® and ISM® Open Nominations for “30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars” Global Recognition Program | Business Insider

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.