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Webinar: How to link procurement processes to business value

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According to The Hackett Group, 84% of procurement organizations strongly believe that digitalization of procurement processes will dramatically change the way their services are offered within the next few years. However, based on CPO Rising research, only 29% of procurement leaders are focusing on improving procurement processes.

What procurement processes and capabilities do you need to effectively deliver cost savings, profitability, cash flow, and revenue?

To help procurement professionals do more with less, Rosslyn Data Technologies has developed a new tool to help you assess, plan, improve and measure the business impact of your procurement organization.

Register for this free webinar to determine the different types of business value you are able to create by simply focusing on the critical procurement processes and capabilities that are mapped and aligned to specific business outcomes.

Reasons to attend the webinar:
  • What procurement processes and capabilities you need to improve cost savings, profitability, cash flow, market share, reputation, revenue and competitive advantage

  • Which metrics are best for assessing and tracking the success of your procurement organization and investments in digital transformation

  • How to put into place the building blocks of a digital-first procurement organization including a roadmap for investing in technology, processes, data and people

Who should attend:

Procurement and supply chain managers as well as business analysts in all corporate functions.

Speakers:
Rosslyn Data Technologies
Lance Mercereau, Chief Marketing Officer
Lance lives and breathes technology, always thinking of new and innovative ways of exploiting the latest such as cloud computing for the benefit of his customers. Lance started his career 20 years ago at the height of the San Francisco dot.com era, advising start-ups on business strategy, customer acquisition, alliance ecosystems, corporate affairs and brand management.

One of his passions is helping to establish professional standards. He is spearheading the development of the world's first standardized HR taxonomy for more effective reporting and analysis of human capital, in partnership with Dr. Max Blumberg.

Known for his aggressive “West Coast Offense” approach to marketing, he subsequently moved to and worked in the United Kingdom and the emerging markets of Central and Eastern Europe where he successfully established in-house marketing organizations and launched products and services for award-winning companies such as Agilent, Dell, IBM, Intel and SAP, targeting enterprises, small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) and consumers. After a year away as global head of marketing at a technology-focused business consultancy headquartered in London, Lance rejoined Rosslyn Analytics as its Chief Marketing Officer.
Independent
Gerard Chick, Thought Leader in Procurement & Supply Management
Award winning Author, Speaker, Advisor, Content Developer and Thought Leader in Procurement & Supply Management. Gerard is currently setting himself new goals and a new direction.

He has considerable experience working with some of the keenest minds in supply management today he was recently described by one client as:

" ... a challenging, intellectually stimulating thinker and presenter. He has unique ideas and causes others to think and change as well. A true procurement professional who should be listened to. One of the UKs most influential contracting pros.”

In December 2014 his first book was published "The Procurement Value Proposition; the rise of supply management", (www.koganpage.com/PVP) written with Prof Robert Handfield (Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at North Carolina State University). The book provides a comprehensive analysis of the unique value proposition offered by contemporary procurement and its impact on business objectives.

He has also produced articles for industry publications including Supply Business, Financial Director and Procurement Leaders. He is a leading authority on strategic procurement and works with senior executive teams across the world on its application.

Gerard was until recently a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield School of Management and a member of the Logistics and Operations Management Board of Cardiff Business School.

Kelly Barner owns, manages, and edits Buyers Meeting Point. She has a unique perspective on procurement from the numerous roles she has held during her 15 years in procurement. Kelly worked for Ahold USA (parent company of grocery chains Stop & Shop, Hannaford, Giant Landover, and more) on their not ...
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