While many fundamentals suggest the U.S. economy remains healthy, there are also looming signs of a slow-down. If a recession takes place, procurement and finance professionals are likely to be the first in their organizations to perceive and deal with the impact.
In this episode of the Sourcing Industry Landscape, Dawn Tiura interviews Danny Ertel. Danny Ertel is a Founding Partner with Vantage Partners located in Boston, Massachusetts. He joins the podcast to explain how procurement and supply chain teams can do more for the organization by aligning with the businesses that they support instead of acting as the “procurement police” and focusing only on enforcing policies.
In this episode of the Sourcing Industry Landscape, Dawn Tiura interviews Nikesh Parekh. Nikesh Parekh is the CEO and Co-Founder of Suplari, an AI-powered spend accountability and financial performance system. Nikesh’s journey into procurement wasn’t a straight line.
Training a company’s team members is a foundational step in running a company, one that is often forgotten when busy times hit. It shouldn’t be. Putting the time and effort into designing a training program that suits the unique needs of procurement will drive more effective results in less time. Employees will be better equipped to manage the various situations and surprises that sourcing across numerous categories brings about.
In this episode of the Sourcing Industry Landscape, Dawn Tiura interviews Siddharth Ramesh. Sid comes from KPMG, where he managed a diverse portfolio that shaped his techniques for sourcing strategies that he uses today. Sid now works at VSP Global, under the leadership of their CPO Greg Tennyson, primarily in the vision insurance space and providing affordable eyecare globally.