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How do you build diversity into your procurement department?

2021-11-30T19:37:39+00:00November 30th, 2021|

We live and work in a busy world in which there is little time to read, watch or listen beyond the headlines. Hello, my name is Iain Campbell-McKenna, and this is “Procurement in 5-minutes.” That’s right, in 5-minutes I promise to tackle some of the biggest challenges and deepest questions our profession and industry face on a day-to-day basis. In today’s 5-minutes I welcome Founder and Managing Consultant at ValueInfinity Inc., Dr. Alauddin Ahmed to answer the question: "How do you build diversity into your procurement department?" In a career that began as a Process Manager with Unilever nearly 30 years ago, Dr. Ahmed held senior management positions with both Tata Consultancy and Accenture before starting his own firm ValueInfinity. As a result, he is uniquely positioned to answer today’s question, "How do you build diversity into your procurement department?" Visit Dr Ahmed's LinkedIn profile @: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ahmedalauddin/  

How do you measure procurement success?

2021-10-27T15:44:44+00:00October 27th, 2021|

Procurement in 5-Minutes We live and work in a busy world in which there is little time to read, watch or listen beyond the headlines. Hello, my name is Iain Campbell-McKenna, and this is “Procurement in 5-minutes.” That’s right, in 5-minutes I promise to tackle some of the biggest challenges and deepest questions our profession and industry face on a day-to-day basis. In today’s 5-minutes I welcome global procurement expert Dan Allamand to answer the question: "How do you measure procurement success?" Over a career spanning almost 30 years, Dan has held senior positions with global brands such as Hilton, Qatar Airways, and British Airways. During this time, he has gained invaluable insight into not only how procurement works, but how procurement works. As a result, Dan is well-positioned to answer the question; “How do you measure procurement success?” Visit Dan's LinkedIn profile @: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danallamand/

AI, should you bother with it?

2021-09-16T09:02:03+00:00September 16th, 2021|

Procurement in 5-Minutes We live and work in a busy world in which there is little time to read, watch or listen beyond the headlines. Hello, my name is Iain Campbell-McKenna, and this is “Procurement in 5-minutes.” That’s right, in 5-minutes I promise to tackle some of the biggest challenges and deepest questions our profession and industry face on a day-to-day basis. In today’s 5-minutes I welcome Bob Booth who is Senior Partner, Finance & Supply Chain Transformation, at IBM in the UK to answer the question: "AI, should you bother with it?" Over a career spanning more than 40 years, Bob has held leadership roles with some of the globes most notable brands such as Capgemini, Accenture and now IBM. Given the breadth of his deep expertise as a recognized industry thought leader, Bob will answer the question; " AI, should you bother with it?" Visit Bob's LinkedIn profile @: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bobebooth/

What is the future of Procurement Associations?

2021-04-15T10:15:24+00:00April 15th, 2021|

Procurement in 5-Minutes We live and work in a busy world in which there is little time to read, watch or listen beyond the headlines. Hello, my name is Iain Campbell-McKenna, and this is “Procurement in 5-minutes.” That’s right, in 5-minutes I promise to tackle some of the biggest challenges and deepest questions our profession and industry face on a day-to-day basis. In today’s 5-minutes I welcome Vice President of Operations Americas at CIPS, Bill Michels to answer the question: "What is the future of Procurement Associations?" In a career spanning more than 36 years, in which he has held senior positions such as the Head of Purchasing from Campbell’s Soup and Vlasic Pickles Bill Michels is a recognized expert in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management. From the perspective of his current role as Vice President of Operations Americas at CIPS, Bill answers the question; " What is the future of Procurement Associations?" Visit Bill's LinkedIn profile @: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wlmaripart/

What is the future of public sector procurement in the digital age?

2021-04-08T14:49:41+00:00April 8th, 2021|

Procurement in 5-Minutes We live and work in a busy world in which there is little time to read, watch or listen beyond the headlines. Hello, my name is Iain Campbell-McKenna, and this is “Procurement in 5-minutes.” That’s right, in 5-minutes I promise to tackle some of the biggest challenges and deepest questions our profession and industry face on a day-to-day basis. In today’s 5-minutes I welcome Public Procurement Author & Teacher at National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP), Richard Pennington to answer the question: "What is the future of public sector procurement in the digital age?" The former Director of Procurement and Finance for the State of Colorado and General Counsel for the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO), Richard’s more than 20 years of public sector experience puts him in the perfect position to answer the question; “What is the future of public sector procurement in the digital age?" Visit Richard's LinkedIn profile @: https://www.linkedin.com/in/crichardpennington/

How do you know that you have the right skills to succeed in procurement?

2021-03-26T13:23:06+00:00March 26th, 2021|

Procurement in 5-Minutes We live and work in a busy world in which there is little time to read, watch or listen beyond the headlines. Hello, my name is Iain Campbell-McKenna, and this is “Procurement in 5-minutes.” That’s right, in 5-minutes I promise to tackle some of the biggest challenges and deepest questions our profession and industry face on a day-to-day basis. In today’s 5-minutes I welcome Professor, Dr. Karsten Machholz to answer the question: "How do you know that you have the right skills to succeed in procurement?" In a career spanning more than three decades, Dr. Karsten Machholz has distinguished himself as one of the procurement industry’s most innovative and enlightened minds. In a world and profession that is rapidly changing Dr. Machholz brings his unique understanding to the forefront when he answers the question; "How do you know that you have the right skills to succeed in procurement?" Visit Karsten's LinkedIn profile @: https://www.linkedin.com/in/prof-dr-karsten-machholz-30864512a/

What Does International Women’s Day mean to you?

2021-03-12T11:07:45+00:00March 12th, 2021|

Procurement in 5-Minutes We live and work in a busy world in which there is little time to read, watch or listen beyond the headlines. Hello, my name is Iain Campbell-McKenna, and this is “Procurement in 5-minutes.” That’s right, in 5-minutes I promise to tackle some of the biggest challenges and deepest questions our profession and industry face on a day-to-day basis. In today’s 5-minutes, I’m delighted to welcome back senior procurement executive veteran Alejandra Garcia to answer the question: What Does International Women’s Day mean to you? Over the past 22-years Alejandra Garcia has been a senior procurement executive for major brands such as DSM, Royal Canin and Unilever. Following on from the success of Alejandra’s earlier podcast, I couldn’t think of anyone better to answer the question; " What Does International Women’s Day mean to you?” Visit Alejandra’s LinkedIn profile @: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alxgsaucedo/

Why should procurement organizations invest in training and development?

2021-03-04T15:00:05+00:00March 4th, 2021|

Procurement in 5-Minutes We live and work in a busy world in which there is little time to read, watch or listen beyond the headlines. Hello, my name is Iain Campbell-McKenna, and this is “Procurement in 5-minutes.” That’s right, in 5-minutes I promise to tackle some of the biggest challenges and deepest questions our profession and industry face on a day-to-day basis. In today’s 5-minutes I welcome the Head of Procurement Development at A.P. Moller – Maersk, Corrie Gent to answer the question: "Why should procurement organizations invest in training and development?" As someone who is “Innovation Obsessed” and “People Focused” it is no surprise that Corrie Gent is a champion for personal development and the pursuit of excellence. It should also come as no surprise that in her 13-year career at A.P. Moller – Maersk in which she has help multiple roles including Head of HR Governance positions her perfectly to answer the question; "Why should procurement organizations invest in training and development?" Visit Corrie's LinkedIn profile @: https://www.linkedin.com/in/corrie-adams-gent-2107b12a/

What role will cryptocurrency play in procurement’s future?

2021-02-03T13:37:39+00:00February 3rd, 2021|

Procurement in 5-Minutes We live and work in a busy world in which there is little time to read, watch or listen beyond the headlines. Hello, my name is Iain Campbell-McKenna, and this is “Procurement in 5-minutes.” That’s right, in 5-minutes I promise to tackle some of the biggest challenges and deepest questions our profession and industry face on a day-to-day basis. In today’s 5-minutes I welcome Innovation & Technology Strategist Jack Shaw, who is recognized as the World's #1 Professional Speaker on Blockchain, AI, 5G/IoT, & Digital Transformation to answer the question: "What role will cryptocurrency play in procurement's future?" Jack Shaw has over 30 years’ experience helping leaders transform their organizations’ digital ecosystems amid new waves of technology. A Global Thought Leader, industry polls have recognized Jack as one of the World’s Top 25 Speakers and one of the Top Five Technology Futurists. Today, Jack answers the question; "What role will cryptocurrency play in procurement's future?" Visit Jack's LinkedIn profile @: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackshawtechnology/  

Procurement in 5-Minutes: What is the biggest threat to procurement’s success?

2020-09-30T19:41:05+00:00September 30th, 2020|

Procurement in 5-Minutes We live and work in a busy world in which there is little time to read, watch or listen beyond the headlines. Hello, my name is Iain Campbell-McKenna, and this is “Procurement in 5-minutes.” That’s right, in 5-minutes I promise to tackle some of the biggest challenges and deepest questions our profession and industry face on a day-to-day basis. In today’s 5-minutes I welcome Chairman of the Board - Vodafone Procurement Company Sarl, Detlef Schultz to answer the question: What is the biggest threat to procurement’s success? Working with some of the world’s most recognised brands over the past 25 years in the most senior procurement positions, as well as being the current Chairman of the Board for Vodafone Procurement Company Sarl, Detlef Schultz has gained an unprecedented understanding of what makes our industry tick. In this 5-minute interview, he answers the question; What is the biggest threat to procurement’s success?