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Challenging the Status Quo, with Debbie Manos-McHenry, Jennifer Shepherd, and Kate Vitasek

Posted: 09/25/2018 - 08:39
Dawn Tiura: Hi everybody. I'm gonna introduce you to Debbie Manos-McHenry. You probably all know of her, she is from Huntington Bank. Debbie has been nominated as a Sourcing Star. It's not a surprise to anyone that Debbie made this list. Her nomination is full of all the wonderful things that she does. So I wanna welcome you to the show, Debbie.
 
Debbie Manos-Mc: Thank you. Good afternoon.
 
Dawn Tiura: Well, tell me a little bit about your career and what got you where you are today.
 

Collective Knowledge is Power, with Deepak Bansal, Kristin Gallagher, and Linda Tuck Chapman

Posted: 09/20/2018 - 09:36
Dawn Tiura: Now, today with me is Deepak Bansal. He is nominated as a Sourcing Star, but if you just hear his title, and some of the things he did, you're gonna have no doubt that he is a star. Deepak is the head of IT Sourcing and Vendor Management for Envision Healthcare. Envision Healthcare, EVHC, is undergoing a divestiture of 20% of its business, and Deepak has led the effort in disentangling over 200 IT contracts between two entities while maintaining costs consistency. So Deepak, I wanna welcome you. Wow, 200 IT contracts. Can you tell us a little bit about that?

Supplier Relationship Management – How to Get it Right

Posted: 09/17/2018 - 21:20
Managing relationships with suppliers is one of the most challenging parts of the procurement and supply chain process. If not done correctly it can be costly and risky. However, these risks and inefficiencies can be avoided by applying best practices and technologies. Here we provide some tips to help businesses get this right.  
 
Let’s look into the key factors that an organisation needs to focus on for an effective supplier relationship strategy. 
 

Achieving the Best Possible Outcomes, with Lawrence Kane, Tim Hopper and Greg Tennyson

Posted: 09/17/2018 - 07:58
Dawn Tiura: Hello, everybody. This is Dawn Tiura from Sourcing Industry Group. Now, today I have the pleasure of talking to Greg Tennyson who has been nominated as a Sourcing Star, and I'm sure nobody is surprised. I don't think there's anyone in sourcing or procurement that hasn't heard of him. But even more so, I don't think there's a procurement leader out there that does not have the utmost respect for Greg.

Future of Sourcing Awards 2018: Innovations in Sourcing, with VSP Global and GEP

Posted: 09/17/2018 - 02:37
Dawn Tiura: Hello folks, this is Dawn Tiura from Sourcing Industry Group, and I want to welcome you back. Today, we have the pleasure of talking to the VSP Global sourcing team finalists, and their project is called ‘Spend It Like It's Yours Project’. And Greg Tennyson is the lead over at VSP, so Greg, can I have you introduce your team?
 

3 Things Enterprises Must Do Before Embracing Cutting-Edge Technologies

Posted: 09/15/2018 - 00:14
In the last few years, with the growing hype around automation, artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics, there has been a feverish pace of activities in the IT outsourcing space on both sides of the table from enterprises and service providers. There’s also action happening in the middle of the table with the product vendors and on the outskirts with the analysts and industry commentators.

Why an Always-On Culture is Not Sustainable or Beneficial

Posted: 09/14/2018 - 22:00
I was recently watching a fly-on-the-wall programme about a car business. The show focused on people’s different roles and how they were trying to balance competing priorities while keeping to tight deadlines and within budget. Cut to a shot in Spain where the director of the business is on holiday. For the next five minutes we see how the director calls for an update every day. The interviewer then speaks to all of the staff who gleefully tell the camera when he has called them.

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