This Week in Procurement

This Week in Procurement: Hope For the Best And Plan For The Worst

Written by Philip Ideson


A couple of weeks ago, I shared that I had recorded a series of 5 podcasts for Procurious, called Even Bigger Ideas. One of those pods was with renowned broadcaster, economist and Adjunct Professor Dr Linda Yueh.

In our conversation, Linda shared with me her perspective on the impact of protectionist policies on global trade, and what procurement leaders can do to prepare.

Today’s must read is a summary of that conversation, now available over on the Procurious blog:

Hope For the Best And Plan For The Worst: Dr Linda Yueh Talks Trump and Trade | Procurious


4 Reasons Why Supplier Scorecards Don’t Work | Andy Kohm, Spend Matters

Authentic Leadership Is As Easy As ABC | Helen Mackenzie, Procurious

Black Swans, Normal Distributions and Supply Chain Risk | Peter Smith, Spend Matters

Digital transformation of Procurement: a good abuse of language? | Bertrand Maltaverne, POOL4TOOL

EY and Forbes Study Stresses Power of Supply Chain Analytics | Patrick Burnson, SCMR

The 2017 CPO Agenda: Keeping Pace with and Enabling Digital Transformation Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Patrick Connaughton, The Hackett Group

Innovation vs Cost Reduction | Iain Campbell McKenna, Sourcing Solved


An Afghanistan Project Team Wins South Asia Innovation Procurement Award 2016-2017 | The World Bank


Podcast: How D&B Procurement Increased Customer Satisfaction by 40% in 5 Months, w/ Kevin Giblin

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.