The Excellence in Purchasing Indirect Categories (EPIC) Awards is a collaboration of ProcureCon and My Purchasing Center to recognize professional achievement in procurement of complex categories such as human resources, marketing, travel, legal, professional services and many others. Read More
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, Innovator and Supplier. Read More
The 2016 Excellence in Purchasing Indirect Categories Career Award recipient possesses the quality of a strong leader, and, for sports fans, he manages the procurement team for a professional sports organization. The 2016 EPIC Career Award recipient is Joseph R. Postiglione Sr., Vice President of Global Procurement, at the National Basketball Association in Secaucus, N.J. He received his award recently at a luncheon ceremony during ProcureCon Indirect East in Orlando, Fla. Read More
Andrea Sordi, Senior Director, Global Procurement, Business Services and IT at Mondelez International, and leader of the team that received the 2016 Excellence in Purchasing Indirect Categories Team Award speaks with Nikita Saharia Chaturvedi about transforming indirect with zero-based budgeting. He says the initiative “is a business journey to a new culture, not a cost-cutting exercise.”
Nikita Saharia Chaturvedi talks to Kendra Lisak, Sourcing Manager at Amway and recipient of the 2016 Excellence in Purchasing Indirect Categories Rising Star Award, about the challenging spend category, temporary labor. She also shares how her alma mater, Michigan State University, helped her choose her career and why it’s important to be active in the local business community. It helps keep her on her toes in procurement!
William Bagley, Vice President, Global Procurement at Unum, nominated Megan Russell, Procurement Buyer, for our Award because she plays a key role in important procurement initiatives. One is helping to launch a new ERP system. For it, she led training for business partners. In this podcast, she shares her experience at being part of the transformation of procurement at Unum.
Lance Sprague, Strategic Sourcing Representative at American Financial Group, tells Nikita Saharia Chaturvedi that building relationships with internal customers is key to the sourcing department’s success. Sourcing’s role, he says, “is to provide as much value as possible to internal customers.” He explains how this happens in a non-mandated environment.
Marissa Gilbert is Senior Buyer, Marketing Services at Campbell Soup Co. In this podcast, she shares with Nikita Saharia Chaturvedi her career path and describes her role in sourcing a complex category. Of a recent accomplishment, she says, “It’s important to find a healthy balance between collaborating with and challenging stakeholders.”
Meet Abi Vocking, Strategic Sourcing Manager at Intel, recipient of the Excellence in Purchasing Categories Award as a Rising Star. She’s been “instrumental in learning and pioneering breakthrough ideas and leading a team to implement programs that clearly deliver savings while positioning the company for future growth and value,” says Strategic Sourcing Director Vidya Viswanath.
This My Purchasing Center webcast introduces the procurement and supply management professionals selected as finalists for the 2015 Excellence in Purchasing Indirect Categories (EPIC) Team Award. The EPIC Awards, a collaboration of My Purchasing Center and ProcureCon Indirect, annually recognize professional achievement in procurement.
This webcast provides a look at finalists in the individual division for the Excellence in Purchasing Indirect Categories (EPIC) Award. You'll hear from procurement professionals at Amway, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Kellogg. ProcureCon Indirect and My Purchasing Center present the EPIC Award each year to procurement pros who demonstrate excellence at indirect procurement. Watch now!
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In manufacturing industries the value of managing costs in the supply chain are obvious. However, that’s not always the case in industries such as financial service, where the focus is on revenue and rates of return. That is a shortsighted view, because a dollar saved with better purchasing has the same value to the bottom line as a dollar earned on an investment. In service industries, of course, the place to look for savings is in indirect spending.
In a presentation to supply chain graduate students at Rutgers University, Lindsey Fandozzi, Director, Supply Chain at Source One Management Services, describes challenges procurement faces when sourcing indirect spend categories. Using a case study of Apple as illustration, she shares key points with My Purchasing Center.