Strategic Procurement in the Digital Age with Michael Van Keulen
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4d ago
On this week’s episode, host Sagi Eliyahu welcomes Michael Van Keulen, Chief Procurement Officer of Coupa Software. Michael discusses the transformative power of technology in procurement and how it can drive efficiency and innovation. Key Takeaways: (1:05) Leveraging automation can significantly increase procurement efficiency. (3:45) Data analytics are critical in making smarter procurement decisions. (7:20) Building resilient supply chains helps withstand disruptions. (11:30) Enhancing supplier relationships through innovative technologies. (15:10) Strategic procurement is vital for drivi ..read more
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The Procurement Playbook with Joaquin Rivamonte
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1w ago
This week, Sagi Eliyahu welcomes Joaquin Rivamonte, Director of Procurement at AlphaSense. Joaquin shares his insights on procurement strategies and operational processes, discussing the importance of scalable processes, effective planning and the need to build trust through actionable support. He emphasizes the value of listening tours and understanding key stakeholders within an organization. Key Takeaways: (02:30) Joaquin’s background in procurement and key influences. (05:00) The differences in operational focus between large and small companies. (07:50) Scalable processes are vital for ..read more
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Procurement Reimagined: Vision for a Tech-Driven Future with James Meads
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2w ago
In this week’s episode, Sagi Eliyahu welcomes James Meads, Founder of Procurement Software. James shares insights on the evolution of procurement technology, the challenges of bureaucracy and the future of AI in procurement. Key Takeaways: (03:10) The evolution of procurement tech: from email and Excel to advanced tools. (03:49) Increased focus on sustainability and compliance over the years. (04:54) Challenges of bureaucracy in procurement and its impact on efficiency. (06:10) Effective use of AI and automation to streamline procurement processes. (07:38) Balancing necessary compliance with ..read more
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From Courtrooms to Code: The Legal Evolution
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1M ago
On this week’s episode, host Sagi Eliyahu welcomes Shanti Ariker, Chief Legal Officer of JFrog. Shanti discusses the evolution of legal departments, the impact of AI on legal work and the importance of breaking down silos within organizations. Key Takeaways: (03:47) The evolution of legal departments over the years. (06:00) Aligning legal work with company objectives. (08:08) Balancing in-house and outsourced legal work. (09:27) The impact of remote work, financial slowdowns and AI. (12:08) AI limitations due to regulatory requirements. (14:51) Involving the team in change management. (17:10 ..read more
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Navigating the Path From Tactical to Strategic Procurement
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2M ago
On this week’s episode, host Sagi Eliyahu welcomes Cherie Chelst, Senior Director of Procurement of Broadridge. Cherie talks about the evolution of procurement from tactical to strategic and the importance of being an authentic and inclusive leader. Key Takeaways: (1:00) Procurement allows for a broad range of skills, from creativity to data analysis. (5:30) COVID clarified the importance of flexible procurement strategies that can adapt to market disruptions. (9:55) To drive procurement centralization, gather data, build a strong business case and secure executive buy-in. (13:00) Technology ..read more
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Decoding the DNA of Legal Innovation with Jason Winmill
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2M ago
On this week’s episode, Sagi Eliyahu is joined by Jason Winmill, Chair of Buying Legal Council and Managing Partner of Argopoint, to discuss the transformative power of aligning legal operations with business strategies and the significance of innovation in legal procurement. Key Takeaways: (03:40) Aligning legal operations with business strategies. (06:17) Recombination as a fundamental concept in innovation. (10:16) Collaboration versus isolation in competitive business environments. (13:15) Initiating small collaborative projects between legal and procurement. (16:43) Overcoming change re ..read more
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The Procurement Tech Golden Age: Navigating the Abundance of Solutions
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3M ago
On this week’s episode, host Sagi Eliyahu welcomes Joël Collin-Demers, Consulting Principal of Pure Procurement. Joël discusses strategies for embracing digital transformation in procurement operations. He emphasizes extracting institutional knowledge from experienced employees before they retire, automating processes through technology and fostering a culture of continuous learning within teams. Key Takeaways: (03:23) Businesses are demanding more from procurement, including risk mitigation, innovation, diversity and sustainability objectives.  (07:30) Implementing continuous improvem ..read more
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The Emergence of Automation in Legal
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3M ago
On this week’s episode, host Seth Colaner welcomes Nicole Tineo, Legal Technology Advisory Services Manager US of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP. Nicole talks about how automation in the legal industry has evolved from the early days of using custom code and basic platforms like SharePoint to today's no-code tools that make automation more accessible. Key Takeaways: (02:23) The process of requirements gathering and understanding workflow logic remains unchanged; what’s new is the tools and technology.  (03:11) New low-code tools make automation more accessible without coding ..read more
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A 30,000-Foot View of the Supply Chain
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3M ago
On this week’s episode, host Seth Colaner welcomes Sarah Barnes-Humphrey, Founder and Host of Let’s Talk Supply Chain. Sarah discusses strategies for leading supply chain teams through disruption and implementing new technologies. Key Takeaways: (07:04) Supply chain leaders balance innovation with limited time and budgets. (10:15) Leaders collaborate across organizations to understand supply chain impact. (12:12) Supply chain professionals feel overwhelmed by the pace of change. (13:33) Effective communication bridges supply chain jargon gaps. (16:15) Younger workers provide reverse mentorin ..read more
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The Problem of Collaboration and Visibility in Procurement
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4M ago
On this week’s episode, host Seth Colaner welcomes Dr. Muddassir Ahmed, Founder and CEO of SCMDOJO. Dr. Muddassir discusses his experience with supply chain collaboration and visibility. Key Takeaways: 02:03) People must align on how to help each other before agreeing on goals. (04:32) Visibility into suppliers’ operations is key for good customer service. (05:09) Lack of supply chain visibility causes customers to get upset and leave. (06:45) Advanced supply chain integration enables visibility into suppliers. (09:55) Change management frameworks help drive supplier adoption. (13:37) Pitch ..read more
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