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This was a gathering of various Presidents of the ISM and NAPM regional chapters and they were gathered together in that capacity. They were trying to figure out how to become more relevant for their regional markets and their customer was the entire Procurement, Sourcing and Supply Chain community of that region. I decided to give them a perspective of their market based on a lot of the research that we have done and provided them with the proverbial Top Ten list (in no particular order).

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Many organizations look at Risk as an evil, a challenge and even a four letter word. Risk can actually become a competitive advantage for a Supply Chain organization that knows how to identify and effectively manage it. Today’s blog focuses on insights from the Supply Chain All-Stars that recovered fastest after the Japanese Tsunami.

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Ever wonder why companies that officially “Go Green” frequently fail to accomplish much? So did the author of today’s blog. Read on to get a new perspective on this example of “transformations”

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This Blog will “Challenge your Change Team to re-examine the “logic” behind your measures or the measures that are important to your stakeholders.” Why is that an important step in successful change efforts? Read more to find out.

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One of my favorite presentations of the day was delivered by Alistair Donald, the Chief Procurement Officer of Global Procurement Services of ConocoPhillips Company. Alistair’s presentation had a James Bond / Secret Agent theme which made it very entertaining as well as informative. Alistair has a wonderful story to tell of his success in transforming the Supply Management function within ConocoPhillips. Michael Lamereaux from Sourcing Innovation, an NPX attendee, wrote that Supply Management has been a key contributor to ConocoPhillips’ financial success over the last several years in his blog post, Supply Management: Secret Agent of Business Improvement (Key NPX Take Away 5) where he articulated Alistair’s value contributors.

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