Profile: Braidy Industries new Chief Procurement Officer, Stephen Miller

In a wave of new key executives being announced by Braidy Industries to lead the company forward in the construction of its aluminium rolling mill in Kentucky, US, Stephen Miller has been announced as Chief Procurement Officer. Continue reading “Profile: Braidy Industries new Chief Procurement Officer, Stephen Miller”

Collaboration as a procurement strategy

 

In the majority of cases, best-performing organisations are generally in agreement that profitable commerce begins with smarter procurement strategies culminating into mutually aligned gains and benefits for all organisations. In such set ups, procurement practitioners are expected to wear more than one hat which includes the hat for a corporate leader, supply chain manager, account relationship manager, risk control manager, service advisory manager, working capital manager and marketing manager. Continue reading “Collaboration as a procurement strategy”

All Smoke, No Fire: A Procurement Practitioner’s Thoughts on Digital Procurement (Part 1/3)

Rebecca Karp is a principal of Sourcing Synergies, a procurement strategy company based in Chicago. You can reach her at rkarp@sourcing-synergies.com or follow her on Twitter @rebeccakarp.

 

Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series on digital disruption from a procurement professional’s perspective.

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“Digital” is smoking hot for CPOs right now. “Disrupt” is the newest square on Corporate Buzzword Bingo.

Really?

As someone with a front-row seat to the inner workings of procurement teams, I don’t see it. I was dismayed at the lack of content on this topic on the agenda of the most recent ISM conference in Orlando.

All are way too quiet on the digital front in procurement. In the business environment today, the “why” of this inertia doesn’t matter. The need to do something, on the other hand, does.

Continue reading “All Smoke, No Fire: A Procurement Practitioner’s Thoughts on Digital Procurement (Part 1/3)”