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Stop, Drop and Get Sustainable: Four Ways to Get Sustainable Procurement Started Now

Posted: 03/01/2019 - 04:02
Whether you read the news on purpose or stumble upon headlines inadvertently, it is tough to miss the stream of stories related to the impacts of climate change. For me, experiencing the California wildfires of 2018 as a new Bay Area resident was an eye-opening period. My place of residence was uninhabitable due to smoke pollution at the same time that I was speaking on a panel regarding catalysts for supplier action on climate risk. The call to action could not have been louder.

Seeing the Light: Why More CFOs are Using Procurement as a Tool for Business Growth

Posted: 02/25/2019 - 02:42
A growing number of CFOs across Europe are now looking to their procurement teams to support their companies’ business growth strategies. Procurement is not just simply a back-office function, but a proactive business tool, able to deliver short-term gains and also help a business work towards long-term objectives.  
 

What’s Ahead for 2019: Doing More With Intelligent Technology

Posted: 02/19/2019 - 00:27
Intelligent technologies are changing the supply chain game everywhere. The simple fact is that intelligent technology is what often separates the leaders from the followers in today’s digital economy. Technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning and predictive analytics help organizations derive greater value from their most valuable corporate asset: their data. Here are some specific thoughts.  
 
IoT, Machine Learning and Data Analytics Will Deliver Competitive Advantage   
 

Women in Global Sourcing: Celia Landesberg

Posted: 02/15/2019 - 02:03
Tell us about your career path. How did you get into this field? Was it purposeful or by accident? 
 
I created my mission and vision early on and use it as a guidepost for my career choices. My career goal is to ensure that people understand the value of sustainability when making financial decisions. Whether I’m dealing with one person, or hundreds of people, I strive to have a positive impact.  
 

Patterns of Innovation in Business and Biotechnology

Posted: 02/08/2019 - 04:13
In the past few years, six decades after Francis Crick and James Watson discovered the chemical structure of DNA, scientists have developed CRISPR technologies that prevent disease by pinpointing unhealthy genetic sequences and replacing them with healthy ones. These technologies locate and repair errant mutations to the lengthy, repeating patterns of genetic code that form DNA’s double helix. In so doing, they cure disease.

Why Going Alone in Cybersecurity is a Non-Starter

Posted: 02/07/2019 - 01:47
Are cybersecurity threats overblown or hyped up? It would be nice if that were the case. Then we’d have one less bucket of things to worry about. 
 
Unfortunately, the headlines are not fiction. Bad actors are stealing data, inflicting pain, and damaging corporate finances and brand reputations every single day. And it appears that they will continue doing so. 
 

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