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  • 00:49

    Strategic Sourcing and Category Management: Lessons Learned at IKEA

    in Business

    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 included category based sourcing. He was responsible for the strategic sourcing of Ikea's global textile, metal and veneer businesses, as well as component and raw material procurement.

    He is currently a lecturer, trainer and advisor in strategic sourcing and category management. Magnus is also the author of the recently released book, “Strategic Sourcing and Category Management: Lessons Learned at IKEA.”


    To read a review of 'Lessons Learned at IKEA' on Buyers Meeting Point, click here. You can purchase the book directly from Kogan Page or on Amazon.

  • 00:16

    Enhancing Profitability Through Strategic Sourcing (Part 13)

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    With this thirteenth installment in the series we will continue to examine the evolution of strategic sourcing through the eyes of two industry veterans whose been there, done that expertise provides them with a unique and much needed perspective on an industry in transformation.
    I am of course talking about Source One Management Service's Joe Payne and William Dorn whose new book "Managing Indirect Spend: Enhancing Profitability Through Strategic Sourcing," has just been released.
    In this segment we will be joined by author William Dorn who will review the thirteenth of the book’s 22 chapters which focuses on Supplier Collaboration.

  • 00:13

    Enhancing Profitability Through Strategic Sourcing (Part 11)

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    Normally I would review a new book within the electronic pages or posts of my blog.
    However having aired more than 300 episodes over the virtual airwaves of the Blog Talk Radio Network, I thought that it would make far more sense to use this venue as a means of connecting you with the authors themselves to talk about their book and in particular the insights and revelations it provides in a rapidly changing global marketplace.  A kind of Live from New York sort of concept, except instead of Saturday's we will be airing over a 22 week period brief 15 minute segments dedicated to each chapter on Wednesday evening's at 10:00 PM EST.
    With this eleventh installment in the series we will continue to examine the evolution of strategic sourcing through the eyes of two industry veterans whose been there, done that expertise provides them with a unique and much needed perspective on an industry in transformation.
    I am of course talking about Source One Management Service's Joe Payne and William Dorn whose new book "Managing Indirect Spend: Enhancing Profitability Through Strategic Sourcing," has just been released.
    In this segment we will be joined by author Bill Dorn who will review the eleventh of the book’s 22 chapters which focuses on Tools To Assist You in Gathering Data and Expediting the Strategic Sourcing Process.

  • 00:12

    Enhancing Profitability Through Strategic Sourcing (Part 14)

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    With this fourteenth installment in the series we will continue to examine the evolution of strategic sourcing through the eyes of two industry veterans whose been there, done that expertise provides them with a unique and much needed perspective on an industry in transformation.
    I am of course talking about Source One Management Service's Joe Payne and William Dorn whose new book "Managing Indirect Spend: Enhancing Profitability Through Strategic Sourcing," has just been released.
    In this segment we will be joined by author William Dorn who will review the fourteenth of the book’s 22 chapters which focuses on Leveraging Supplier Feedback.

  • 00:15

    Enhancing Profitability Through Strategic Sourcing (Part 9)

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    Normally I would review a new book within the electronic pages or posts of my blog.
    However having aired more than 300 episodes over the virtual airwaves of the Blog Talk Radio Network, I thought that it would make far more sense to use this venue as a means of connecting you with the authors themselves to talk about their book and in particular the insights and revelations it provides in a rapidly changing global marketplace.  A kind of Live from New York sort of concept, except instead of Saturday's we will be airing over a 22 week period brief 15 minute segments dedicated to each chapter on Wednesday evening's at 10:00 PM EST.
    With this ninth installment in the series we will continue to examine the evolution of strategic sourcing through the eyes of two industry veterans whose been there, done that expertise provides them with a unique and much needed perspective on an industry in transformation.
    I am of course talking about Source One Management Service's Joe Payne and William Dorn whose new book "Managing Indirect Spend: Enhancing Profitability Through Strategic Sourcing," has just been released.
    In this segment we will be joined by author Bill Dorn who will review the ninth of the book’s 22 chapters which focuses on What Not To Do During A Strategic Sourcing Initiative.

  • 00:15

    Enhancing Profitability Through Strategic Sourcing (Part 1)

    in Business

    Normally I would review a new book within the electronic pages or posts of my blog.
    However having aired more than 300 episodes over the virtual airwaves of the Blog Talk Radio Network, I thought that it would make far more sense to use this venue as a means of connecting you with the authors themselves to talk about their book and in particular the insights and revelations it provides in a rapidly changing global marketplace.  A kind of Live from New York sort of concept, except instead of Saturday's we will be airing over a 22 week period a brief 15 minute segment dedicated to each chapter on Wednesday evening's at 10:00 PM EST.
    Starting with tonight's premiere episode, we will begin to examine the evolution of strategic sourcing through the eyes of two industry veterans who's been there, done that expertise provides them with a unique and much needed perspective on an industry in transformation.

    I am of course talking about Source One Management Service's Joe Payne and William Dorn whose new book "Managing Indirect Spend: Enhancing Profitability Through Strategic Sourcing," is scheduled for release later this month.
    In this segment the authors will review the first of 22 chapters which focuses on An Introduction To Strategic Sourcing.

  • 00:12

    Enhancing Profitability Through Strategic Sourcing (Part 10)

    in Business

    Normally I would review a new book within the electronic pages or posts of my blog.
    However having aired more than 300 episodes over the virtual airwaves of the Blog Talk Radio Network, I thought that it would make far more sense to use this venue as a means of connecting you with the authors themselves to talk about their book and in particular the insights and revelations it provides in a rapidly changing global marketplace.  A kind of Live from New York sort of concept, except instead of Saturday's we will be airing over a 22 week period brief 15 minute segments dedicated to each chapter on Wednesday evening's at 10:00 PM EST.
    With this tenth installment in the series we will continue to examine the evolution of strategic sourcing through the eyes of two industry veterans whose been there, done that expertise provides them with a unique and much needed perspective on an industry in transformation.
    I am of course talking about Source One Management Service's Joe Payne and William Dorn whose new book "Managing Indirect Spend: Enhancing Profitability Through Strategic Sourcing," has just been released.
    In this segment we will be joined by author Bill Dorn who will review the tenth of the book’s 22 chapters which focuses on The Importance of Market Intelligence.

  • 00:36

    Can we just be friends? How to survive an incumbent supplier breakup

    in Business

    Today Buyers Meeting Point welcomes two members of the Source One Management Services team. Tracey Horrocks recently wrote a post on How to Successfully Break up with Your Incumbent Supplier.


    Tracey is a Senior Project Analyst with years of experience in procurement and strategic sourcing in an array of categories including Professional Services, Marketing, and Facilities Maintenance. Tracey serves as a pundit for developing RFPs and executing strategic sourcing strategies.


    Diego de la Garza is a Senior Project Manager and a regularly sourced pundit for sourcing issues in Latin America. As Senior Project Manager, he leads a team of internal resources in the development of strategies to reduce costs and increase service levels for clients; tasks that benefit from his abilities with complex analytics and subject matter expertise in areas ranging from professional services, to MRO, to finance.


    In this conversation we discuss:



    How procurement can prepare to have the best possible breakup conversation
    What to do when jealous suppliers (who know their market) demand to know who's come between you
    What role others in the organization need to play in the breakup
    If breaking up with a long term supplier has anything in common with breaking up after a fling (or an RFP...)

  • 00:39

    Leading Change - Not Just Managing it! (with Julie Chance)

    in Women

    My guest today is Julie Chance, founder and CEO of Action Strategies by Design. Julie has a rich history of success helping individuals and companies achieve a competitive edge. Her work involves aligning strategic objectives with effective communication, impactful leadership and mindful interpersonal behaviors.  Tune in to hear more.


    ABOUT PLAID FOR WOMEN:


    Plaid for Women radio is produced to give you information, advice and resources to manage “The Business of Life”. Our goal is to help you achieve your goals, get connected, and be heard. 


    LET’S GET SOCIAL!


    Plaid FB: http://www.Facebook.com/PlaidforWomen


    Plaid TW: http://www.twitter.com/plaidforwomen


    CONTACT INFO FOR TODAY'S GUEST:


    Julie Chance - Action-Strategies-By-Design, LLC


    14902 Preston Rd. #404-306 


    Dallas, TX  75254


    PH:  972-701-9311   


    jchance@strategies-by-design.com


    www.strategies-by-design.com


    OUTTRO MUSIC BY:


    JACK T. BLUES

  • 00:30

    Years of Smart Thoughts crammed into 30 minutes ... for your benefit

    in Marketing

    A few  quotes to stimulate your reason for listening to & promoting awareness of this show -


    "Useful knowledge is a great support for intuition"_ - Charles B. Rogers


    "No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life,


    as not to receive new information from age and experience." - Terence


     


     

  • 01:04

    Julie Hankins, Recruiter

    in Jobs

    @GymJulie - LINKEDIN 


    I am responsible for delivery of top talent for: Digital Customer Experience (DCX) which ecompasses Salesforce, Pega, BPM & Mobility, HPExstrem, Oracle Documaker and FileNet.


    I also am responsible for Capital Markets Domain delivery of key external resources and Sr level hiring.

    I am known for:


    • Providing Innovative and Strategic Talent Solutions.and Recruiting Initiatives 
    • Partnering with management and leadership for timely delivery of key resources


    • Recruitment and Delivery for IT and Domain Professionals, Experienced Hires, and Sr Leadership level positions across multiple disciplines for nationwide requirements 


    • End to End management of the recruitment process including sourcing, recruiting, assessing and delivery of a high quality and diverse talent pool across multiple verticals


    • Handle the H1b Visa process
    • Leadership of both offshore sourcing team and internal onshore recruitment team.
    • High touch relationship building with both candidates and hiring managers to ensure fitment and delivery
    • Development of Recruitment & Candidate Experience process