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A Vision for Procurements Future, with Conor Quarry, and Komal Patel

Posted: 10/04/2018 - 05:50
Dawn Tiura: Folks, I'm excited to introduce you to Conor Quarry. Conor is nominated as a Rising Star and he's from IBM, and Conor, I want to welcome you to the podcast.
 
Conor Quarry: Well, I'm happy to be here.
 
Dawn Tiura: You have just the most amazing recommendation that was sent in which is why you are a finalist in the Rising Star nomination category. Can you tell me a little bit about your inspiration? What inspires you every day, and what makes you do such an amazing job for IBM?
 

Partnering for Purpose: Technology Powered Networks Leading Change

Posted: 10/03/2018 - 00:51
Much has been written about the ways in which technology can be used to drive not just efficient businesses, but ethical ones. The spotlight is squarely on emerging and disruptive applications and the impact they can have on the world. But what is often overlooked is the true engine behind these things succeeding: partnership.  
 

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.

Is the Tesla Semi the next big thing in logistics?

Posted: 09/07/2018 - 21:00
Well over 100 years ago, the gasoline powered internal combustion engine revolutionized the “modern” transportation industry. Back then, the term modern could be used for technologies like the linotype machine or the electric fan. Fast forward to today and we are standing on the brink of an innovation that is set to rewrite transportation, and in turn, the logistics Industry.  
 

Organizational Readiness is the New Competitive Advantage

Posted: 09/07/2018 - 18:08
Organizational readiness is the new competitive advantage. Being able to quickly adapt to—and take advantage of—the rapidly evolving world of work is now the key to success or failure.  
 
The emerging workforce has evolving expectations of how they want to work and what their relationship with employers should look like. Combine those expectations with rapid innovation in technology and new business models, and we’re in a breeding ground for all forms of ‘non-traditional’ talent to thrive within the workforce.  

How to Minimise “Attention-Seeking” RPA

Posted: 09/06/2018 - 01:50
In 2018, the conversation around automation outsourcing has moved away from “are you automating?” to “how are you doing it?” Due to the very clear business benefits of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Robotic Service Orchestration (RSO), businesses are now drilling down into the specifics of how best to manage their combined human and digital workforce, and how to get the most out of their automation initi

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