H7N9 and Supply Chains, Coupa Inspire Quick-Poll, CPO vs. CRO, Panjiva Upgrades

Greetings from an absolutely sopping wet, stormy, flooded Chicago...

H7N9 - are you asking the right questions about how your supply chain will be affected by bird flu? Pierre Mitchell tackles them in a Spend Matters PRO piece.

Global supplier information database Panjiva has added Chinese data to the mix - and they even vouch for its quality!

At Coupa Inspire, Patrice Maheo (Managing Director, KPMG Sourcing & Procurement Advisory) and Dr. Rob Handfield, (Professor of Supply Chain Management, North Carolina State University), shared their thoughts on what procurement managers of the future might look like. Then they asked the audience their thoughts - here are some thoughts on the live results.

Pierre Mitchell had some further thoughts/broader conclusions on the Coupa quick-poll results: Outside-in Changes to Procurement = Inside-Out Changes to Procurement Service Delivery

An interesting rumination...

Are Chief Procurement Officers having to turn into “Chief Relationship Officers”?

And finally, this week’s music is all about the weather:

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