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Q&A: Jamie Ogilvie-Smals, GEP 

Posted: 11/15/2017 - 02:20

Mark Pollack (MP): Jamie, tell our readers about yourself and your role within the organization. 

Jamie Ogilvie-Smals (JOS): GEP is the largest provider of unified procurement solutions in the world, combining strategic consulting, managed procurement services and cloud-based procurement software. We have a rapidly-expanding, blue-chip client base of Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Procurement with Purpose

Posted: 11/07/2017 - 03:15

Education is the great equalizer. Yet when it comes to capturing opportunities to learn, there is a significant divide between the “haves” and “have nots.”  Technology is a powerful tool that can change this, and non-profit organizations across the country are beginning to leverage it to bridge the gap.

 

Fueling Innovation and Choice

Avery W. Katz: Dealing with the Incomplete Contract

Posted: 11/04/2017 - 03:14

Avery W. Katz, professor of law at Columbia Law School, tackles the conundrum of “incomplete” contracts. The challenge? How organizations can fashion a contract that is both economically flexible enough for a business relationship to move forward efficiently and legally secure enough to satisfy the parties’ legal departments.

Intelligent Automation Inspires New Plans For Onshoring

Posted: 11/04/2017 - 03:01

Offshoring and outsourcing don’t exist in a vacuum. These are processes that take advantage of and are influenced by technology, politics and the larger economy. Look at the last big round of offshoring at the start of the century. It didn’t just “happen” without any reason. Very specific changes facilitated this age of outsourcing.

ISM Indirect 2017

ISM conferences allow you and your supply management teams to gain valuable industry insight and knowledge from business experts from around the world. Covering all aspects of the supply chain profession, these conferences will enable you to become a seasoned professional and a valuable asset to your organization.

Indirect spend represents a significant impact to the bottom line. Strengthen your impact by learning practical supply chain strategies and gaining insights from leading experts and industry innovators.

ISM 2018

ISM conferences convene supply management professionals from around the world to learn and network about themes that matter. Check out the schedule of events!

IAOP NorCal presents: How Digital Platforms and Services are Changing the Way Businesses and Governments Work

Remember “cloudwashing,” when there was more hype than reality to predictions of the cloud-centered enterprise? Eventually, reality caught up, though, and today the cloud provides the platform for most of us to conduct everyday business.

From the heart of Silicon Valley, the NorCal and Digital Enterprise chapters of IAOP have teamed up to bring you two stories of how the possible is becoming the new digital normal. We warmly invite Bay Area residents to attend in person in Palo Alto. Those outside the Bay Area can join us by webcast.

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