Institute for Supply Management CEO Tom Derry compares the Trump administration’s trade policies to “self-inflicted friendly fire” in the first of our 10-part Tuesdays with Tom podcast series. “In military conflicts, one of the outcomes we most dread are instances of ‘friendly fire’, when you mistakenly fire on your own troops. I think the current … Continue reading Tuesdays With Tom: Trump, Trade and Turning Disruption into Opportunity
Seven tips for making headway with your cognitive sourcing project. I will never forget visiting the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum in Washington for the first time 30 years ago and seeing the Apollo capsule. Like so many others, I was amazed at how basic the technology was that took us to the moon. … Continue reading Is AI Doing Your Head In?
How are the smash-hit singles of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton relevant to procurement? Let’s find out. Procurious has landed in Nashville! This iconic town is everything we hoped for – the neon lights, the honky-tonk venues, the gift shops brimming with cowboy boots and sequin-studded denim jackets. But Nashville is also known … Continue reading 5 Nashville Chartbusters For Procurement Professionals
Ever get the feeling you’ve been barking up the wrong tree? Let’s cut out the second-guessing and focus on the four essentials that Chief Financial Officers want from procurement. Andrew Porter values having a good night’s sleep. As CFO of the Australian Foundation Investment Company (AFIC) and President of the G100, the peak body for … Continue reading Revealed: 4 Things CFOs Really Want From Procurement
Cultural diversity – whether it’s racial, ethnic, gender, or sexual – is an increasingly hot topic that shows no signs of slowing down. Let’s examine why diversity in the workplace has gone from a “nice-to-have” to a critical business imperative. Diversity leads to a higher market share While communities are becoming increasingly culturally diverse, businesses … Continue reading 4 Ways Diversity Makes A Rock-Solid IMPACT
Can you spot the difference between theoretical and real ROI? Basware’s Eric Wilson gives the run-down on preventing value leakage in Purchase-to Pay. Register now free of charge as a digital delegate for Big Ideas Chicago! Buying enterprise software is no easy undertaking – there’s a lot of factors to consider, multiple stakeholders to please and … Continue reading How to Make Sure You’re Not Being Sold Smoke And Mirrors
Corporate CEOs have historically remained silent on politically divisive issues to avoid a potential backlash from consumers and their own employees. Last week, this rule was turned on its head. Three high-profile advisory councils were disbanded by U.S. President Donald Trump last week after a cascade of CEO resignations over his response to the Charlottesville … Continue reading Is the era of the fence-sitting corporation over?