Recognizing the vital role that women play in the procurement world is not the same as recognizing the persistent biases that inhibit and limit the opportunities for women. But, organizations that recognize the importance of women and compensate them accordingly will gain a decided competitive advantage.
By Timothy Ponzio Got plans? No time like the present to create, update, and test those business continuity plans while in the thick of it. It’s better to take the proactive approach because most executive leaders will be asking for these plans if they haven’t done so already. If they aren’t asking yet, then this […]
by John Buglino Industry 4.0 is revolutionizing how manufacturers leverage technology. Beyond being digitized, Industry 4.0 expands upon what you were able to accomplish with Industry 3.0. This new frontier in the world of industry takes the technology you’ve implemented—robotics, software as a service (SaaS), the Internet of Things (IoTs), AI, and big data platforms—and […]
by Sarah Scudder I’ve been working in procurement for years, and I’m a passionate advocate for elevating the role of women in the procurement function. So I was filled with mixed emotions when I recently reviewed the findings of two 2019 research studies that focused on the state of gender diversity in procurement. Both studies […]
A few years ago, there was a famous Tweet from Box CEO Aaron Levie regarding Uber, which speaks directly to the benefit of P2P’s digital transformation including AI and Robotic Process Automation or “RPA.” In his Tweet, Levie made the statement “Uber is a $3.5 billion lesson in building for how the world *should* work instead […]
As I may have mentioned in an earlier article, I have been in the high-tech world since 1983, and shortly after that extended myself into the realms of purchasing. Since then, and in many capacities and levels of management, I have experienced the impact of an M&A. During those times, I have learned that there […]
When someone recently asked me what I thought about the idea that there is a need for suppliers to become more strategic and innovative, I came to the proverbial fork in the road. Down one road which like a pathway after a bad storm that is strewn with debris, I saw the potential obstacles originating […]