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Buyers Meeting Point is an online knowledge and professional development resource for purchasing and supply chain professionals. BMP Editor Kelly Barner has worked in the field as a practitioner, a consultant at a solution provider, and as a blogger. She has also co-authored two books on procurement 'Supply Market Intelligence for Procurement Professionals: Research, Process, and Resources' and 'Procurement at a Crossroads: Career Impacting Insights into a Rapidly Changing Industry'.

On-Demand Episodes

Today Buyers Meeting Point welcomes Magnus Carlsson as our guest. Magnus has 25 years experience as a strategic sourcing expert at IKEA. He developed and led the implementation of Ikea's purchasing strategy, which... more

Today Buyers Meeting Point welcomes Constantine Limberakis as our guest. Constantine is the Director of Product Marketing at Determine – which until earlier this week was known to us as Selectica. Constantine came to Determine... more

Today Buyers Meeting Point welcomes Michael Hinkley, an intern at Source One Management Services, as our guest. The Source One Management Services team plays an active part in the guest blogging scene on Buyers Meeting Point.... more

Today Buyers Meeting Point welcomes Phillip Ideson as our guest. Phil is the Founder and Principal Consultant at ProcureChange, a boutique advisory firm that helps companies turn procurement into a competitive advantage through the use... more

Jonathan O'Brien, CEO at Positive Purchasing, has written a number of weighty books for procurement and supply chain professionals: Category Management in Purchasing, Negotiating for Purchasing Professionals, and Supplier... more

In September, Procurement Leaders ran an article by Tyler Chamberlain, Coupa's global head of spend management, on the benefits of getting a solid procurement function established earlier in a company's growth curve. As he stated in the... more

In this episode, Buyers Meeting Point welcomes Mark Larson as our guest. Mark is the Vice Chairman at Digi-Key Electronics, one of the fastest growing distributors of electronic components in the world. The company was founded in... more

In this episode, Buyers Meeting Point welcomes Alun Rafique and Anya McKenna, both from Market Dojo, to share how their unique approaching to branding also applies to how procurement should handle today's challenges and... more