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Contract Management 2.0

When I spoke at ISM earlier this year, I got a lukewarm response on my attempts at humor. That’s fine, I’m not a professional comedian. But what really got enthusiastic nodding heads and agreeing murmurs…
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Tricks of the Trade – Simple ways to save time in procurement

Procurement professionals are acutely aware of ROI. And yet, they are as susceptible as other professionals to spend time on activities that don’t yield much. A typical sourcing manager carries a big load of RFPs…
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Why Paper Hurts So Good – A Conversation with DocuSign and Coupa Software

The inspiration for this conversation occurred at Inspire ’15, Coupa’s annual conference, when Anu Gardiner, head of global procurement at DocuSign, and Sunny Manivannan, director of business operations at Coupa Software, realized that they shared…
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Streamlined Process & Tech Innovation Lead CPO Agenda

Last month, I had the opportunity to share trends I’m seeing in Procurement at ISM2015 in Phoenix. For those who weren’t able to join this leading supply management conference, below are the highlights. In the…
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100% Digital Future of Procurement

Spring is in the air and so is Procurement. DocuSign hosted its third Procurement Advisory Council (Adco) meeting in San Francisco on March 10th and once again, the room was full of old friends, colleagues…
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Inertia: Biggest Barrier to Adoption

The role of inertia as a barrier to adoption of new technologies in Medicine and Law has been widely documented. In a 2013 study titled "Public Sector Transformation Processes and Internet Public Procurement", the authors…
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How To Inspire More Creative Thinking From Your Procurement Group

On Nov 11th, 2014, we gathered Procurement executives from Financial Services, and Healthcare in New York City for a discussion on their challenges and priorities and how they are using digital technologies like Digital Transaction…
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Aspire to Inspire Yourself to the C-Suite: Life Lessons from VSP’s Chief Procurement Officer, Greg Tennyson

Taking inspiration from "Corner Office: conversations about leadership and management" from the New York Times and Inc. Magazine's "How I Work", we will feature a Procurement/Supply Chain leader on this blog from time to time. …
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Jack Miles: Procurement’s Renaissance Man

Taking inspiration from "Corner Office: conversations about leadership and management" from the New York Times and Inc. Magazine's "The Way I Work", we look forward to featuring Procurement and Supply Chain leaders on this blog…
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Procurement for the Naturally Curious: An Interview with Autodesk’s Kevin Dowd

An interview with Kevin Dowd, Global Head of Procure to Pay at Autodesk  Taking inspiration from "Corner Office: conversations about leadership and management" from the New York Times and Inc. Magazine's "The Way I Work",…
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