Susan Avery

Susan Avery is Editor-in-Chief at My Purchasing Center. She writes articles, blogs and white papers and manages and creates other content for the online procurement and supply management publication. She produces and moderates roundtable discussions, podcasts, webcasts and video interviews. Susan has 30 years experience covering procurement and supply management for Purchasing magazine and 

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Cost Savings Only A Fraction of Procurement Contribution

November 8th

Procurement responsibility for more than cost savings was a recurring theme at sessions at the conference produced by the Next Level Purchasing Association. Procurement appears to have a better vision of its place in a company, understanding that its missi… Read More

Reimagine Procurement

October 31st

According to new benchmarking research by The Hackett Group, world-class procurement organizations have lower operating costs and operate with smaller teams while generating more than twice the return on investment than typical companies. Still, they must … Read More

NESCON 2016: ‘Making Procurement Better for the Future’

October 13th

Despite what procurement and supply management professionals are hearing this political season, the U.S. economy is doing well. That’s the word from Jeffrey B. Carr, President and Economist at EPR in Williston, Vermont, speaking recently to attendees at t… Read More

2017 EPIC Awards to Honor the Best of Indirect Procurement

September 30th

Continuing the tradition of honoring the best in indirect procurement, ProcureCon and My Purchasing Center have opened the competition for the 2017 EPIC Awards. The two are accepting nominations for six EPIC Awards: Career, Individual, Team, Rising Star, I… Read More

Risk Experts Advise Procurement: 'Know Your Supplier'

September 27th

How does procurement identify supplier risk if resources are limited? How do we track performance at mitigating risk? How do we get stakeholders to understand the value of managing risk? A panel of risk experts helped procurement and supply management prof… Read More

Build Procurement’s Brand and Make a Mark on History

September 1st

One topic procurement and supply management leaders seek but don’t always find on the agenda of the conferences and events they attend is: Creating and managing the procurement brand. Learning how to market procurement can help the team succeed at meeting—… Read More

Enterprise Technology Platform Synovos SYNC™ Connects Indirect Materials Supply Chain

August 31st

Synovos developed and designed the system which uses cloud technology to help companies manage the supply chain by tying indirect materials to specific assets, work orders, maintenance plans, etc. Indirect materials help keep a facility up and running. Read More

Procurement, Supplier Relationships and Operational Performance

August 25th

This is where procurement comes in. As leaders of cross functional strategic sourcing teams, procurement is responsible for selecting suppliers and managing their performance. With access to market intelligence such as the REL study and sophisticated tools… Read More

A. Schulman Promotes Chief Procurement Officer Gary Miller

August 22nd

"Gary is a consummate professional with a proven track record of driving increased operational quality and cost structure improvements," says Joseph M. Gingo, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "He will play a critical role in restoring A. Sc… Read More

CPOs to Share Best Practices at ProcureCon Indirect West

August 17th

What’s new in indirect procurement? Procurement leaders will have an opportunity to learn the latest from their peers and others at ProcureCon Indirect West on September 19-21 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Read More