It isn’t often in the procurement space that we publicly debate key issues, and that is the key reason behind why I selected this week’s “must read” as a must read.
The article was written by ex-CPO and Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) expert David Atkinson. David’s article was in response to a piece in mid-December from Bertrand Maltaverne. The debate in question is related to the challenges of SRM:
The Massive Problem at the Heart of SRM | Bertrand Maltaverne
The “Massive Problem” at the Heart of SRM | David Atkinson
I encourage you to read both, and then jump into the comments below David’s article. You will see a number of people from across the procurement spectrum that I really respect continue the conversation. It is debates like this that we need so that collectively we can help our organizations maximize the benefit derived from their supply market ecosystems!
OTHER INTERESTING ARTICLES
What are the Hottest Skill Niches in Procurement & Supply Chain? | Bronwen Hann, Argentus
Procurement Metrics for 2017: Broader. Positive. Worthy. | Anthony Gluyas, Accenture
How will CPOTUS Trump Deal with the Gig Economy? | Andrew Karpie, Spend Matters
Procurement Education and Skills – Interview with Dr Jo Meehan (Part 1) | Peter Smith, Spend Matters
Procurement Choices, Consequences and Collaboration – Interview with Dr Jo Meehan (Part 2) | Peter Smith, Spend Matters
PROCUREMENT RELATED NEWS
No More Denial for WNS as it Makes its Concerted Procurement Play | Phil Fersht & Derk Erbe, HfS Research
Coupa Acquires Spend360, Adds Best-in-Class Spend Classification Capability to its Suite | Spend Matters Analyst Team
ON THE ART OF PROCUREMENT
I was invited earlier this week to participate in a survey to support a piece of research that it being undertaken by Kim Whitehead, an Assistant Professor at Anderson University.
The survey is on a topic that I am passionate about – studying correlations between new product development and supplier relationships.
If this is a topic that interests you, check out the survey, here.
(note, I have no connection with this, or Kim… I am just interested in the topic and it would be great for Kim to receive as many responses as possible).
Until next time…