Omer Abdullah

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Omer is a co-founder of The Smart Cube and leads its business across The Americas. He also hosts The Smart Cube’s Inside Procurement podcast.

Omer has more than 25 years of management consulting, global corporate and industry experience across North America, Europe, and Asia.

Prior roles include A.T. Kearney (North America), Warner-Lambert (USA) and The Perrier Group (Asia-Pacific). Omer has an MBA from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, USA, and a BBA from the University of East Asia.

Follow him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/omer-abdullah-32a512.

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5 Ways to Prepare for the Next Supply Chain Crisis
May 14, 2021    0

With the impacts of COVID-19 still being felt around the world, it’s hard to look ahead at what might be coming next. But you should.

The COVID-19 pandemic brought a truly unprecedented level of disruption to global supply chains, bringing entire industries to a complete halt. It was unlike any supply chain crisis we’ve seen in modern times, but it was far from an isolated incident.

Over the past two decades, the volume, velocity and supply chain impacts of crisis...

How to Assess End-to-End Supply Chain Sustainability
Apr 21, 2021    0

For businesses across the globe, sustainability used to be a “nice to have,” but now the view has shifted. It’s a “must have — or else.”

There’s one reason for this: Governing organizations and regulatory bodies now see sustainability and ESG practices as business functions. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced in March 2021 the creation of a Climate and...

Procurement value
May 22, 2020    0

One of the most significant procurement trends we’ve seen so far in 2020 is delivering value beyond savings. So what exactly does this mean in the context of the function’s traditional goals?

Savings, as we all know, have long formed the foundation of procurement’s ROI to the organization. It’s been our primary charter over the years and is quite...

Benchmarks Versus Best Practices
Mar 06, 2020    0

A topic that comes up time and time again in discussions with clients is the idea of benchmarks as a means to drive high performance. Are benchmarks valuable? How much emphasis should we place on them as we think through what we want to get done in our function?

This topic isn’t specific to procurement. It’s relevant across the board, regardless of function. But it...

With 2020 just in the door, progressive CPOs and their teams are planning for the year ahead. Here are four major procurement trends to factor into your thinking.
Jan 02, 2020    0

With 2020 just in the door, progressive CPOs and their teams are planning for the year ahead. Here are four major procurement trends to factor into your thinking.

1. Increased Volatility

With shifting trade tariffs and barriers, the unpredictability of Brexit and fluctuating commodity prices, market volatility could be at an all-time high over the next 12...