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Rob Handfield interviews Pierre Mitchell: What’s on the mind of CPOs in 2019?

11/25/2019 By


For the equivalent of a fireside chat between two of the procurement and supply chain industry’s most respected figures, you’ve come to the right place — look no further than this video discussion between Dr. Rob Handfield and Pierre Mitchell, tackling the question: What’s on the mind of chief procurement officers in 2019?

Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management and SCRC Executive Director at the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University, recently interviewed Pierre Mitchell, Chief Research Officer of Spend Matters, Managing Director at Azul Partners and facilitator of the 2019 Deloitte Global Chief Procurement Officer Survey, “Complexity: Overcoming Obstacles and Seizing Opportunities.”

Check out their chat right here:

If you’re the type who likes to skip ahead in the book, check out the fireside chat on the YouTube page itself, where you can easily click to hop around the following topics below the video player:

1:17 Key takeaways from Deloitte’s 2019 Global CPO Survey

2:27 The benefits that accrue to organizations that embrace the concept of risk management as part of their normal operating environment

6:03 The actions that procurement leaders are taking in the face of recent issues of tariffs and trade wars

10:46 The difference between “good” vs. “bad” complexity

19:10 The role of digital procurement capabilities in managing complexity

24:15 Advice for students preparing to enter industry in procurement roles

Don’t miss reading the full 2019 Deloitte CPO survey co-authored by Spend Matters, right here.