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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ProcureCon and My Purchasing Center Open the 2016 EPIC Awards Competition

September 1st

ProcureCon and My Purchasing Center are now accepting nominations for the 2016 Excellence in Purchasing Indirect Categories Awards. The deadline is October 30, 2015. The two will present the 2016 EPIC Awards at a luncheon ceremony during ProcureCon Indirec… Read More

Currency Devaluation May Impact Supply Chain: What Procurement Can Do

August 31st

We caught up recently with Bill Michels, CEO at Aripart Consulting, to see if he would make sense of the business and economic news coming out of China for our us here at My Purchasing Center. Michels, as many of you know, is a purchasing and supply chain … Read More

ISM-Greater Boston Holds Virtual Roundtable on Pcards

August 26th

ISM-Greater Boston members who took their lunch hour together online recently got the opportunity to share knowledge and experience of implementing and using purchasing card programs. Agreeing that it was an hour well spent, these leaders in procurement an… Read More

Supply Chain Management Valued at 8th Annual Summit

August 24th

Beginning his presentation by humbly admitting he didn’t think he had much to teach a roomful of supply chain management and logistics professionals, Eugene Campbell, Vice President--Supplier Diversity at The Walt Disney Company, ended up tying together to… Read More

Leaders in Procurement, Supply to Talk Innovation

August 12th

Given these advances, “you need a place to learn how to successfully transition to the next phase of your procurement journey.” ProcureCon Indirect West is the place. The conference is September 28-30 at The Wigwam in Phoenix, Ariz. Attending will arm p… Read More

Procurement Executives Mixed on Manufacturing Economy

August 7th

Earlier this week, ISM released its PMI for July, which at 52.7% is down slightly from the June reading of 53.5%, and Brad Holcomb, Chair of the Manufacturing Business Survey Committee, appeared on Manufacturing Talk Radio to provide some insight into the … Read More

SciQuest Total Contract Manager “Vital Cog” in Source-to-Settle Suite

August 6th

“The new update is really big,” says Eric Zoetmulder, Vice President of Product Management at SciQuest, provider of cloud-based business automation solutions for spend management. “We’ve taken all of the intellectual property in our toolset that we’ve acqu… Read More

A Tough Talk: Identifying Dysfunction to Clear the Way for New Ideas

August 3rd

“Friction has a very good and positive place in business,” says William Moore, Sr. Vice President SKF Industrial Market, USA. “But when it stifles communications or the input of good ideas, I call that corporate dysfunction.” Examples include a plant that … Read More

Disney Supplier Diversity Chief to Address Supply Chain Management Summit

July 23rd

The Supply Chain Management Summit was established in 2008 when Banneker Industries, in partnership with the John H. Chafee Center for International Business, Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, Rhode Island Manufacturing Extension Service, and … Read More

Understanding Procurement Value Transforms Career

July 22nd

“No longer are we in procurement and sourcing working on a tactical transaction basis,” says Mary Kachinsky, Vice President, Strategic Sourcing and Operations at FORMA Therapeutics in Watertown, Mass. “We are working with strategic partnerships, collaborat… Read More