• 00:31

    Finding Your Procurement Mojo?

    in Business

    Purchasing is not yet widely perceived as a premier league profession; certainly not when compared to, say, marketing, law, investment banking or entrepreneurship. But continued efforts by leading companies to exploit the power of effective purchasing have given Procurement a more important role in the corporate theatre.


    The above statement was made by Sigi Osagie author of Procurement Mojo: Strengthening the Function and Raising It's Profile 


    What makes it interesting is the fact that there has been no shortage of discussions on procurement from the standpoint of its emerging strategic importance to the need for procurement professionals to finally get their seat at the executive table.


    In yet another unique look into the rapidly changing world of procurement and what it means to not only those in the profession but business, I am pleased to welcome to the show Sigi Osagie.

  • 00:34

    Procurement Unplugged: The Three Most Important Questions For 2015

    in Business

    Since January, we have been airing a series of what you could call informal, off the cuff interviews with a number of executives and experts from various areas of the procurement world, regarding what I would consider to be the three most important questions in our industry for 2015.


    While there are certainly more questions regarding the procurement world than the ones I will be posing to our guest today, these three have been the most prominant for my listeners and readers.


    Here are the three questions:

    1. In his latest book Dr. Robert Handfield talked about the definite and definitive break between older or past generation procurement professionals and the new, emerging generation. In short, he indicates that everything that has been done and learned in the past will not be useful to this next generation of procurement pros?

    2. The emergence of eCommerce and the mobile supply chain - what does it mean in terms of technology, practice and ultimately impact and influence?

    3. Is there a difference between the public and private sector procurement practice in this brave new world?


    Joining me today is Thomas W. Derry, who is Chief Executive Officer of Institute for Supply Management® (ISM)® in Tempe, Arizona.

  • 00:40

    Procurement Unplugged: The Three Most Important Questions For 2015

    in Business

    Over the coming weeks, I will be doing a series of what you could call informal, off the cuff interviews with a number of executives and experts from various areas of the procurement world, regarding what I would consider to be the three most important questions in our industry for 2015.


    Joining me today are Buyers Meeting Point's Kelly Barner and, the founder of Cottrill Research Jeanette Jones.  Barner and Jones have teamed up to write the recently published book Supply Market Intelligence for Procurement Professionals.

  • 00:38

    Procurement Unplugged: The Three Most Important Questions For 2015

    in Business

    Over the coming weeks, I will be doing a series of what you could call informal, off the cuff interviews with a number of executives and experts from various areas of the procurement world, regarding what I would consider to be the three most important questions in our industry for 2015.


    Joining me today is Alan Veeck, Vice President of Denali Sourcing Services.


     

  • 00:41

    Procurement Unplugged: The Three Most Important Questions For 2015

    in Business

    Over the coming weeks, I will be doing a series of what you could call informal, off the cuff interviews with a number of executives and experts from various areas of the procurement world, regarding what I would consider to be the three most important questions in our industry for 2015.


    Joining me today are Kate Vitasek, who is one of our industry's top experts and the author of the five books including Vested and Getting To We, and Phil Coughlin President, Global Geographies and Operations Expeditors International.

  • 01:09

    Panel Discussion - Technology And Procurement: What Is The Wave Of The Future?

    in Business

    Technology facilitates and accelerates procurement's expertise, it does not replace it.


    In this panel discussion, our distinguished panelists will weigh in with their thoughts on the "link" between technology and procurement, focusing on the following key areas:



    Historic "Connection"
    The Difference Between Direct and Indirect Procurement
    Where We Are Today
    Where Will We Be Tomorrow


    Our Guest Panel:


    Dr. Robert Handfield - Executive Director of SCRC, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management.


    Jim Barnes - ISM Services Managing Director for the Institute for Supply Management.


    Ed Berger - Vice President of Sales, North America for Nipendo.

  • 00:59

    Government Procurement with Nelson Nigel

    in US Government

     Nelson Nigel studied all aspects of construction management at Columbia Universityand Pace University and, received further training at Turner Construction and Bovis Land Lease with Medger Evans College.


    In 2008, he earned the NYC Small Business Admistration's "Young Entrepreneur of the Year" award. Nigel has appeared on CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Yahoo Finance, and more.


    He has most recently authored a series of instructional e-books on procurement, the selling of goods and services to government agencies and corporations.


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  • 00:37

    The Procurement Value Proposition: A Discussion with Robert Handfield PhD

    in Business

    When Robert Handfield reached out to me regarding his new book The Procurement Value Proposition, I was obviously interested for a number of reasons.


    To start, Handfield is considered to be a thought leader in the field of supply chain management, and is an industry expert in the field of strategic sourcing, supply market intelligence, and supplier development.


    However, it is the focus of his latest book on procurement’s changing value proposition in the context of a more global viewpoint both from a geographic and practical standpoint.


    Joining me today to talk about procurement’s “changing” value proposition is Dr. Robert Handfield.

  • 00:35

    Gender Inequality in the Procurement World

    in Current Events

    On May 1st 2014, Next Level Purchasing Association will release the “Purchasing & Supply Management Salaries in 2014 Report”.  This report provides purchasers insight into the compensation of their peers throughout the world and delves into salary statistics, including salary by industry, gender, and educational attainment, to provide various benchmarks.


    One of the key trends this report reveals was a considerable growth in purchasing salaries over the last year.


    Also several shocking trends were exposed including:



    A huge salary disparity between and men and women in purchasing in North America
    An astounding disparity in the global procurement workforce between men and women


    Joining me to talk about this seminal report is Next Level Purchasing's Charles Dominick.

  • 00:31

    Government Procurement: Thinking Outside the Box

    in Business

    Helping small businesses figure out how to grow their business through government contracting can be tricky, but not for the experts. Tiko Hausman Reynolds, Committee Chair for Houston's Government Procurement Connections, Inc., and she and her team have a plan to change the procurement connections game. Disrupt Radio host, Cynthia Nevels, chats with the visionary to discover just what she has up her sleeve. Tune in live March 25, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. CDT. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for exclusive stories and news. 

  • 00:34

    Make Procurement Rock! 2013

    in Business

    For those of you who have followed my Procurement Insights Blog, and tuned into my Pi Window show here on Blog Talk Radio you are probably all too familiar with the passion I have for all things procurement.
    That being said it is rare that I have encountered someone whose passion for procurement either rivals or perhaps even surpasses my own.  After knowing Next Level Purchasing’s Charles Dominick for many years, I can say with confidence that he is one of those individuals.
    As a result, when Charles tells us that his 2013 NLPA “Make Procurement Rock” Conference is guaranteed to be an event you can't afford to miss, I believe him!
    Joining us today to tell us why is Charles Dominick.

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