Palambridge This Week in Procurement

This Week in Procurement: What’s Next?

Written by Philip Ideson

This weeks “must read” is a post that I have felt has needed to be written for a long time.

We – and I am guilty of this too – focus so much of our energy on what procurement could do to improve. But how often do we reflect on where we have been, and the opportunities in front of us?

Gordon Donovan does just that. His piece inspires us to go beyond sourcing and use our positions to solve real business, social and environmental challenges.

What’s Next? | Gordon Donovan


The 7 Barriers to Optimal Performance | Alison Smith, The Purchasing Coach

Sourcing Beyond Price: Strategies to Find the Right Suppliers | Phil Bartolini, Ardent Partners

Blockchain is the Future of X (Insert Anything from Visa Applications to Real Estate) | Sydney Lazarus, Spend Matters

Negotiation Skills? Going Once, Going Twice… Gone! | Procurious Blog

5 Steps to Create a Safety Zone for Effective Teams | Jon Washington, The Innovation Garage

Fleet: Key Considerations | Jonathan Groda, Source One Management Services



Podcast: 149: The Mindset Shifts Needed to Become a Successful Independent Procurement Consultant w/ Anthony English

I also guest posted on a couple of sites this week.  Check them out here:

Talking with Woz on Innovation, Change & Branding | Posted on the Coupa Blog

Using Future Procurement Trends to your Advantage | Posted on Procurement Leaders



“Should CEOs Get Political?” Too late. | Sara Walsh Evans, The Respectory

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.