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So far Iain McKenna has created 17 blog entries.

Why is supplier diversity more important now than ever before?

2021-02-25T12:32:16+00:00February 24th, 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 Procurement Director and chief problem solver from the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company SGS, Farhan Randhawa to answer the question: "Why is supplier diversity more important now than ever before?" Besides solving problems and creating competitive advantage for his company, Farhan Randhawa has increased ROI by 150% through strategic partnerships, category strategy, global sourcing, supplier innovation & source-to-pay transformation. Today he brings that track to the fore to answer the question; " Why is supplier diversity more important now than ever before? Visit Farhan's LinkedIn profile @: https://www.linkedin.com/in/farhanrandhawa/ 

What is effective collaboration?

2021-02-18T09:46:55+00:00February 18th, 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 Chief Procurement & Supply-chain Officer - Senior Advisor for Synvance Laurent Leschi to answer the question: What is effective collaboration? Over the past 30-years Laurent Leschi has built an enviable track record of success. Known as a strong team-player and an innovative leader with the capacity to build a strategic roadmap, translate it into tangible action-plans and to deploy it with agility, energy and diplomacy he is a natural to answer the question; What is effective collaboration? https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurentleschi/ 

What advice would you give to someone new to our profession?

2021-02-11T12:10:22+00:00February 11th, 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 Nick Gunn. After a successful career at Hewlett-Packard where he held senior executive positions including SVP of Global Procurement and SVP of Global Corporate Services, Nick founded The NiVACK. Today he answers the question:  "What advice would you give to someone new to our profession?" Prior to starting the NiVACK Group, in his role as SVP, Global Services at Hewlett-Packard Nick oversaw $20BN in spend, $1.3BN OpEx, 1,500 employees, including 45 executives, across more than 30 countries. Suffice to say, his experience and expertise make him the ideal person answers the question; " What advice would you give to someone new to our profession?" Visit Nick's LinkedIn profile @: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickgunn1/   

Procurement in 5-Minutes: What are the biggest challenges procurement professionals will face in 2021?

2021-01-27T13:30:51+00:00January 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 digital procurement enthusiast and an internationally experienced engagement management professional Michael Pleuger to answer the question: "What are the biggest challenges procurement professionals will face in 2021?" Leveraging his more than 20 years of experience in industry line management and management consulting roles, Michael has an enviable track record of delivering large scale and mission critical business transformation programs and sustainable results. Today, he calls on that same experience and expertise to answer the question; " What are the biggest challenges procurement professionals will face in 2021?"      

Procurement in 5-Minutes: How do you go from buying cheap to buying smart?

2021-01-13T14:06:50+00:00January 13th, 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 transformation expert and thought leader Dr. Gisela Linge to answer the question: "How do you go from buying cheap to buying smart?" Dr. Gisela Linge’s goal is to empower global companies (mid-size to stock-exchange listed) to design, pilot and implement transformation projects using the latest strategic thinking & methods (Scrum, Lean, Design Thinking, Business Modeling, Large Group Facilitation etc.) to deliver measurable impact and optimal outcomes. Today, she brings this same approach to answering the question; "How do you go from buying cheap to buying smart?"

Procurement in 5-Minutes: How do you get C-Level to support Procurement?

2021-01-08T10:32:48+00:00January 6th, 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 Nicolas Passaquin who is the Chief Procurement Officer - Global Head of Sourcing for Thomson Reuters to answer the question: How do you get C-Level to support Procurement? With more than 20 years of international experience establishing and driving procurement excellence for global organisations, Nicolas Passaquin understands both the complexity and challenges of getting buy-in across the enterprise. It is for this reason asked him to answer the question; How do you get C-Level to support Procurement?

Procurement in 5-Minutes: What can we learn from Santa’s centuries old supply chain success?

2020-12-22T20:34:16+00:00December 22nd, 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 the Jolly Old Man from the North Pole, Saint Nick himself – Santa Claus to answer the question: What can we learn from Santa’s centuries old supply chain success? Today’s guest needs no introduction? Known as Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Kris Kringle, or simply Santa, our guest today is a legendary giver of both great tidings and great gifts. With a global distribution capability that is never late and never fails, what lessons can we learn from his enduring supply chain success?

Procurement in 5-Minutes: What is procurement’s social impact?

2020-12-17T14:04:56+00:00December 17th, 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 Malcolm Dare who is the Executive Director Commercial and Procurement for Highways England to answer the question: What is procurement’s social impact? Working in procurement, supply chain, planning, logistics and operations roles for the past 25 years in FMCG, technology and heavy engineering industries at both the Board and Country levels, Malcom Dare’s breadth of knowledge and expertise positions him perfectly to answer the question; What is procurement’s social impact?  

Procurement in 5-Minutes: Why would procurement produce better results in a “gig” economy?

2020-12-08T20:37:21+00:00December 8th, 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 Jonathan Townsley who has been the Head of Global Procurement for notable brands such as Ingersoll Rand and Hager, to answer the question: Why would procurement produce better results in a "gig" economy? Jonathan Townsley, who has been the global head of procurement for major brands and more recently a freelance procurement transformation expert for companies such as Mastercard, brings his personal experience to the fore to answer the question; Why would procurement produce better results in a "gig" economy?

Procurement in 5-Minutes: What place will spreadsheets have in a digital AI procurement practice?

2020-12-03T10:59:02+00:00December 3rd, 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 Madison L. Mobley, CSP who’s experience working with companies like Dell and Proctor & Gamble represents the new and energized face of procurement to answer the question: What place will spreadsheets have in a digital AI procurement practice? Representing the face of procurement’s Generation Next, Madison L. Mobley brings an energy of diverse interests and experience to a profession that is in transition, which is why she is the perfect professional to answer the question; What place will spreadsheets have in a digital AI procurement practice?