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Procurement and Supply Chain Live: Shaun Plunkett

Shaun Plunkett, VP, Global Supply Chain, Macmillan Education, on the lessons learned during the transformation of a global publishing supply chain

Procurement and Supply Chain Live: Stephen Day, Kantar

Stephen Day, CPO, Kantar explores the role of data in procurement’s digital transformation - and what terms like ‘digital’ actually mean in practice

Procurement and Supply Chain Live: John Calder, Baringa

John Calder, Partner, Supply Chain & Procurement at Baringa Partners, charts the NHS vaccine supply chain story and exclusive insights for the future

Tesla Posts Record Quarter Despite Supply Chain Disruption

Tesla eclipsed its Q2 with record net earnings and says its handling of supply chain disruption is “unparalleled in the automotive industry”

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UMass: Unifying Procurement to Drive Change

CPO David Cho on transforming the University of Massachusetts’ procurement functions, and the ‘better, faster, cheaper’ philosophy to deliver value

Sonic: Building the First Autonomous Digital Supply Chain

David Ginsberg just completed the electronics industry’s first end-to-end digital supply chain. Now he wants to show other companies how to do it

EY: Beyond the Deal – The Power of Brand Value

Larry Phelan, EY Global CPO, shares his philosophy on the future of procurement and why value goes far beyond doing deals and cutting overheads


Dole Sunshine: A Fresh Approach to Indirect Procurement

The digital transformation of Dole Sunshine Company’s indirect procurement promises a more sustainable, visible and profitable value chain

Interviews by Rhys Thomas

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David Cho

Chief Procurement Officer and Managing Director


Larry Phelan

Global CPO


David Ginsberg

Vice President of Supply Chain


Naissa von Pein

Director, Global Category Indirect and Procurement Excellence

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Top 10 Procure-to-Pay Solutions Providers

We chart the most innovative and commonly used procure-to-pay providers, delivering greater efficiency and compliance from requisition to invoice payment

Top 10 Ocean Freight Companies by TEU

We track movements in the largest ocean cargo and freight firms by TEU during a boom in international logistics

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SAP Industry 4.0: Intelligent Products

Intelligent Products take many forms and are redefining the relationship between manufacturers and end users

SAP Industry 4.0: Empowered People

Empowering a business’ most valuable asset, people, is critical to success in Industry 4.0

SAP Industry 4.0: Intelligent Assets

Intelligent Assets reduce downtime, increase efficiency and empower employees to secure greater resiliency throughout the supply chain

SAP Industry 4.0: Intelligent Factories

Intelligent Factories are meeting the demands of today and defining the future of manufacturing through SAP’s Industry 4.0 initiative