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Armagh Observatory and Planetarium’s first podcast, “Intergalactic Craic” will bring the latest space related news, theories and technologies to the ears of the general public. Headed by two engaging hosts, the podcast will feature interviews with astronomers, debates and discussions with experts in relevant fields and listener proposed questions. Intergalactic Craic will not feel like a lecture series; instead listeners will find themselves learning the secrets of the universe while laughin ...
 
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As digital transformation progresses, corporate leadership teams are increasing their focus on the quality and availability of data. Spend analysis is just one internal data resource in a sea of data ecosystems, but it has the potential to serve as the foundational connection point for all procurement analytics. For this special series, Art of Proc…
 
Marketing has always been a difficult category for procurement to bring under management. In the earliest days, it was placed beyond our scope, and more recently, the lack of alignment with the business around ‘value’ versus savings has created an impasse. As a result, marketing operations spend (including branded merchandise, print, and point of s…
 
In Episode 9 a roundtable speaks about the future of pools in 2021. We speak about chemical shortages, materials shortage, COVID 19 and the economy and much more. Special Podcast Guests: Tom Soupkup, Owner of Patriot Pool Heating, Inc. Eric Knight, Vice President of Business Development, Orenda Ward Chace, General Manager, Conely Company Tom Schaef…
 
As digital transformation progresses, corporate leadership teams are increasing their focus on the quality and availability of data. Spend analysis is just one internal data resource in a sea of data ecosystems, but it has the potential to serve as the foundational connection point for all procurement analytics. For this special series, Art of Proc…
 
At Mastermind LIVE Spring 2021, Art of Procurement had the opportunity to bring together a visionary panel of procurement leaders to discuss the urgency of the present moment and what can and should be done to support corporate growth. The panel included: Adam Brown, Senior Manager of Procurement Transformation & Head of the Procurement Garage at B…
 
Procurement’s organizational structure is as important as the processes and technology they use. Their operational model has to position them to deliver what the company needs most - requirements that may not remain fixed. When the business needs something different from procurement, their structure will have to evolve as well. Robert Bonnar is cur…
 
According to the Procurement 2021 Pulse Check by WNS Denali and ProcureCon Europe, only 9% of CPOs are satisfied with the current level of stakeholder alignment in their organization. 9%. In 2021. I was so surprised by that number that I decided to dedicate this episode of the podcast to it. In this podcast, we’ll explore the differences between wh…
 
In episode 8, Eric Knight is the guest to speak about winterization of pools the Orenda way. Eric Knight is the Vice President of Business Development at Orenda Technologies. He is a former competitive swimmer who got into the aquatics business to improve indoor air quality in indoor swimming pools. Eventually this led to water chemistry, and now E…
 
In today’s fast-paced world, imagery is just as important for communicating meaning as the words we use. That is why the Mastermind LIVE Spring logo includes a clock with its hands set at 5 minutes until midnight. This is a moment for urgency - but not panic. The business world needs leaders, and the AOP team firmly believes that those leaders are …
 
Profitability is more important than ever — and procurement leaders are more strategic than ever. Procurement is no longer just a cost center, a spender of money made by others in the enterprise. With the right tools and methodology, procurement can maximize every dollar of profit and discover every dollar of cost savings, positioning them to be cr…
 
Today’s podcast is part of a special two-week series, our second annual sponsored StartUp and Growth Series, where we aim to shine a light on the early stage and growth companies who are changing the way that leading procurement teams are driving outcomes that truly align with corporate objectives. We will ask an entrepreneur from seven different c…
 
Episode 7 is all about the 2021 Texas Winter and how it affected the pool industry. Podcast Guest: Chris Bowen Owner of Bowen's Pools, been in business for 4 years. They service around 165 pools a month, renovate close to 150 pools this year and build 20-25 pools. They have won Best of Denton County and have been named Living Magazines Best Pool Co…
 
Today’s podcast is part of a special two-week series, our second annual sponsored StartUp and Growth Series, where we aim to shine a light on the early stage and growth companies who are changing the way that leading procurement teams are driving outcomes that truly align with corporate objectives. We will ask an entrepreneur from seven different c…
 
Today’s podcast is part of a special two-week series, our second annual sponsored StartUp and Growth Series, where we aim to shine a light on the early stage and growth companies who are changing the way that leading procurement teams are driving outcomes that truly align with corporate objectives. We will ask an entrepreneur from seven different c…
 
Today’s podcast is part of a special two-week series, our second annual sponsored StartUp and Growth Series, where we aim to shine a light on the early stage and growth companies who are changing the way that leading procurement teams are driving outcomes that truly align with corporate objectives. We will ask an entrepreneur from seven different c…
 
Today’s podcast is part of a special two-week series, our second annual sponsored StartUp and Growth Series, where we aim to shine a light on the early stage and growth companies who are changing the way that leading procurement teams are driving outcomes that truly align with corporate objectives. We will ask an entrepreneur from seven different c…
 
Today’s podcast is part of a special two-week series, our second annual sponsored StartUp and Growth Series, where we aim to shine a light on the early stage and growth companies who are changing the way that leading procurement teams are driving outcomes that truly align with corporate objectives. We will ask an entrepreneur from seven different c…
 
Today’s podcast is part of a special two-week series, our second annual sponsored StartUp and Growth Series, where we aim to shine a light on the early stage and growth companies who are changing the way that leading procurement teams are driving outcomes that truly align with corporate objectives. We will ask an entrepreneur from seven different c…
 
Podcast guests: Jack Nelson, CEO & Ryan Hash, Director of Customer Support Founded in 2017, Skimmer is the leading pool service software in the market - and it's the most intuitive and easiest to use pool service app available! We have known many pool guys (and gals) over the years, and all of them loved providing pool services for their customers,…
 
Good negotiation skills are fundamental to procurement. They allow us to maximize value while simultaneously building resilient, low-cost supply chains. But now that procurement is moving towards collaborative partnerships with our suppliers, many are concerned that reducing direct competitive pressure will inadvertently allow higher pricing. Cost …
 
If you are relatively new to the field of procurement, there is a good chance you’ve never experienced an auction first-hand. With all of procurement’s focus on moving towards value and away from cost-only decision making, that’s understandable. Unfortunately, however, auctions are a valid tool in procurement’s vast toolbox, and in many cases we ma…
 
Traditionally, procurement has been focused on driving corporate profitability by putting pressure on suppliers, rationalizing specifications, and managing demand. While these strategies have delivered some benefits to the business, their diminishing returns came at the cost of procurement’s internal reputation. As procurement’s focus turns to top-…
 
The pandemic has caused a rethink of many past assumptions, from just in time inventory to offshored supply chains. Moving forward, leaders need to avoid jumping from one extreme to the other. Traditionally accepted priorities such as efficiency and cost containment suddenly must be assessed against the risk involved. Success will increasingly depe…
 
Episode 5 is about the Pool Trader App Pool Trader is a free app made by a fellow pool pro. A place everyone in the industry can go to buy, sell and trade pools. The mission is to help all my fellow pros to get as tight a route as possible, maximizing profit, and giving you more time each week. You can also advertise your company for free to alert …
 
As organizations look beyond Covid-19, restoring growth is top of mind for many. Specific strategies vary by industry and company, but suppliers often play an integral role. This is especially true as organizations have become more dependent on the supply chain than ever before and their innovation is increasingly key to growth and success. This po…
 
Procurement’s stature has grown during the COVID-19 crisis as costs, cash flow and supply continuity quickly became top priorities and homepage news. To maintain its slot on the boardroom agenda going forward, procurement leaders must show that they can contribute to restoring growth beyond the pandemic and support a longer list of objectives. Ther…
 
Risk management may not always be a formal part of procurement’s scope, but it is a natural extension of our current work. As a result, the difference between procurement’s ability to effectively manage risk may be as simple as officially declaring that it is in scope and embracing all of the activities and metrics that come with it. Canda Rozier i…
 
Marketing is just one of the functions that procurement has a somewhat ‘rocky’ history of past relationships with. When you extend that existing internal friction into the relationship with creative agencies, the problems and disconnects seem to compound. Leah Power is the EVP, Strategic Operations Consultant at the Institute of Communication Agenc…
 
Despite the fact that the need to manage tail spend is hardly a new idea in procurement, it continues to be one of the greatest challenges we face. Tail spend is messy, risky, hard to analyze, and - if you take the wrong approach - very costly to address. Merck was faced with a huge, global tail spend management problem, but they refused to let it …
 
In this episode, Aaron Trapp, Marketing & Sales ManagerACID Magic | Certol International, LLC was interviewed regarding the product Acid Magic, a non-fuming muriatic acid. Company/Product bio: Certol International has been manufacturing chemicals for the healthcare industry since 1979; detergents, disinfectants, sterilant and others. In 2001 ACID M…
 
All companies have been affected by the pandemic over the last year, but companies in the healthcare industry - like Kaiser Permanente - have felt the pressure and the change to their operating procedures more than most. Mary Beth Lang is the Chief Supply Chain and Procurement Officer at Kaiser Permanente, an integrated managed care consortium, bas…
 
In the spring and summer of 2020, there were plenty of stories about professionals and teams rallying to get their jobs done while working remotely, in some cases even going above and beyond to achieve levels of performance that no one would have thought possible. As the pandemic stretches on, and reaches a second wave or additional shutdowns, wide…
 
Episode 3 features podcast guest, Jennifer Amato, Owner of Piranha Pool Service based in Tucson, Arizona. This episode details how her and her husband started a pool service company from training to equipment etc. She worked as a corrections officer in Ohio and decided that just wasn't for her. Her future husband and Lead Tech, Nicholas Foulk, came…
 
Casey’s General Stores is the 5th largest convenience store chain in the United States and owns one of the largest pizza brands in the nation. With 2,200 locations in 16 midwestern states, they have $10 Billion in revenue and a double-digit growth rate. What wasn’t going well for Casey’s? They had no procurement team. When a new CEO came in, one of…
 
Despite the fact that Jan Griffiths has had a successful career as a tier-1 CPO and entrepreneur, she still wasn’t prepared for the personal and professional impact of the pandemic. After indulging in a full day of Netflix, she decided to push herself out of her comfort zone and into a non-judgemental accountability project with a pop-up group of p…
 
We are all customers in our personal lives, and most of us can easily distinguish between a good customer experience and a poor one. But can procurement create a positive customer experience in a B2B setting for all of our different stakeholder groups consistently and at scale? Absolutely - but we have to set the right expectations and priorities f…
 
After years of investment in talent and technology, procurement has become a catalyst for enterprise transformation. No other function is in a better position to lead disruptive change and reinvention than procurement. But if we want to thrive in the ‘next normal,’ we must be able to go let go of the past, be bold, and embrace intelligent risks. Th…
 
This week on On Your Doorstep Podcast I am joined by the owner of Curious Coffee Company, Eddie! Hopefully you enjoy the show and don't forget to follow Curious Coffee Company using the links below! Please also subscribe to the pod & give me a review! Curious Coffee Company Social Instagram - Here Facebook - Here https://www.curiouscoffee.co On You…
 
To meet today’s challenges in supply chain spend management, we must embrace automation. Gone are the days of being able to throw bodies at a problem. Systemic inefficiency not only creates unsustainable processes, it creates enormous waste and revenue risk. Now is the time for procurement to lead through change. Procurement teams are uniquely posi…
 
For all the stories of stress and struggle we heard in 2020, there have also been some amazing examples of heroism and success. Procurement teams worked long hours with little information to go on to keep their operations running, often partnering with suppliers and colleagues to find creative solutions on the fly. Art of Procurement recently partn…
 
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