At a recent planning call with some of the members of the Next Practices Xchange for their upcoming conference, I was asked to come up with the list of concerns that leaders in the community (Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain, etc. etc.) had. This was to identify the major risks that are facing the community so that a relevant agenda could be developed. I pushed back at the members and got them to acknowledge that we would be talking about only those issues that they knew about or had identified. What about all those that they had not? Based on some of the research that we have done and the various venues we speak at, here is the list that I gave them as the Top 10 list of risks that they should be focused on. I also told them that we would crowdsource the prioritization of this list and give them some help in picking the top 2 or 3 for their next conference.
So go ahead and provide your input and then check back and see what others said. This information will be used to plan our next conference, so stay tuned.