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Improving Internal Perception of Procurement from Intake to Procure

Procurement is not unique in relying upon the classic ‘people, process, and technology’ framework. Unfortunately, in many cases the investments made in these three areas are not equal or are not made in parallel. This is particularly critical during procurement transformation efforts because decisions made in one area inevitably affect the ROI of the other two.

In this AOP Live session, Liem Hua, Michael Denari, and Rujul Zaparde will discuss how procurement can improve the ‘customer experience’ associated with distributed buying. They will answer your live questions about:

* The procurement pain points most commonly experienced by the business and how they can be addressed
* How technology can empower distributed buyers without endangering procurement’s ability to manage spend and suppliers
* Ways procurement can fulfill their corporate mandate without going against corporate culture

When: Wed June 30 12:00 - 13:00
Where: Webinar

Implementing a Working Capital Mandate with your Supplier Ecosystem

COVID-19 has created economic volatility for many companies, especially small businesses, who face liquidity challenges and potential business bankruptcies and defaults. You’ve been tasked with a mandate from your C-suite to find a way to offer early pay finance to ALL suppliers and create a “win/win” with your supply base. Most companies do not start from scratch, but have a current baseline of solutions and legacy issues that impact this decision.

Your organization has now put a cross-functional team together to come up with ideas to improve working capital across your supplier ecosystem. How do you approach this so management is confident that proper due diligence was done? Join David Gustin of Global Business Intelligence and the supply chain experts from LSQ to devise a working capital mandate for your supply chain.

When: Wed June 30 13:00 - 13:45
Where: Webinar

Midwestern Regional SIGnature Event

SIGnature Hybrid Events are powerful one-day meetings in which buy-side practitioners benchmark with other organizations and network with colleagues facing similar issues.

This hybrid event offers an Executive Roundtable, General Session Speakers offering training and practical, implementable tools, CPO Presentations, Analyst Overviews, and SIG Talks (15-minute discussions in a "Ted Talk" format). This event runs simultaneously in an in-person and virtual format so delegates on-site will experience the same programming for those online. The day will wrap with a Networking session to allow all delegates the opportunity to connect.

In-person participants will visit the Provider Showcase sponsor tables where providers will showcase their industry expertise, all while enjoying a happy hour reception. Virtual attendees can meet one-to-one or one-to-many for more targeted networking as well as enjoy sponsor demos or explore sponsor booths.

When: Tue September 14 11:00 - 15:30

Digital Procurement World 2021

Streaming everywhere, DPW 2021 is where the world’s biggest brands in procurement showcase cutting-edge innovations that will pave the way for the future of procurement.

With over 60 speakers and more than 100 startups, get ready for presentations, demos, awards, entertainment and more. DEMO 2021 winners will also be announced on Thursday, September 16th.

Jason Busch, Founder of Spend Matters, is slotted to give a keynote presentation at the event!

When: Wed September 15 11:00 - Thu September 16 15:00