Procurement professionals have long been hungry to improve their status in the enterprise - whether that means the creation of a CPO position or having increased access to C-suite decision makers. One investment all professionals, regardless of their current status, can make is in building up capabilities around supply market intelligence. In today's highly complex, matrix business environment, the better you understand the factors affecting demand, cost, risk, and quality both upstream and down, the more influence you can garner.
Learn why supply market intelligence capabilities are so critical for today's ambitious procurement organizations
Discover steps you can take today to start building a supply market intelligence program
Hear about the potential return from supply market intelligence in terms of improved results and expanded influence
Kelly Barner, Managing Editor at Buyers Meeting Point
Kelly Barner is the Managing Editor of Buyers Meeting Point. She has a unique perspective on procurement from her experience on both sides of the negotiation desk. She has led projects involving members of procurement, supplier and purchasing teams. She has practical skills in strategic sourcing program design and management, opportunity assessment, knowledge management, and custom taxonomy design and implementation. She also has direct sourcing experience in a number of product and service categories including: inventory fuel, location-based services, corrugated, and corporate purchasing cards. Kelly has her MBA as well as an MS in Library and Information Science, and is a 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 'Pro to Know'. In 2013 Kelly was also recognized as one of S&DCE's 28 Top Female Supply Chain Executives. Kelly has co-authored two books: Supply Market Intelligence for Procurement Professionals: Research, Process, and Resources (2014) and Procurement at a Crossroads: Career-Impacting Insights for a Rapidly Changing Industry (2015).
Charles Dominick, President at Next Level Purchasing Association