Normally I would review a new book within the electronic pages or posts of my blog.
However having aired more than 300 episodes over the virtual airwaves of the Blog Talk Radio Network, I thought that it would make far more sense to use this venue as a means of connecting you with the authors themselves to talk about their book and in particular the insights and revelations it provides in a rapidly changing global marketplace. A kind of Live from New York sort of concept, except instead of Saturday’s we will be airing over a 22 week period a brief 15 minute segment dedicated to each chapter on Wednesday evening’s at 10:00 PM EST.
Starting with tonight’s premiere episode, we will begin to examine the evolution of strategic sourcing through the eyes of two industry veterans who’s been there, done that expertise provides them with a unique and much needed perspective on an industry in transformation.
I am of course talking about Source One Management Service’s Joe Payne and William Dorn whose new book “Managing Indirect Spend: Enhancing Profitability Through Strategic Sourcing,” is scheduled for release in late October.
February 1st, 2012 – Office Supplies and the Sourcing Process (Part Sixteen)
January 25th, 2012 – Data Analysis: Transforming Data into Information (Part Fifteen)
January 18th, 2012 – Leveraging Supplier Feedback (Part Fourteen)
January 11th, 2012 – Supplier Collaboration (Part Thirteen)
January 4th, 2012 – Increasing Stakeholder Engagement (Part Twelve)
December 28th, 2011 – Tools to Assist You in Gathering Data and Expediting the Sourcing Process (Part Eleven)
December 21st, 2011 - The Importance of Market Intelligence (Part Ten)
December 14th, 2011 – Meet The Authors of Managing Indirect Spend
December 7th, 2011 – What Not To Do During A Strategic Sourcing Initiative (Part Nine)
November 30th, 2011 – Implementation and Continuous Improvement (Part Eight)
November 23rd, 2011 – Get It In Writing: The Contracting Phase (Part Seven)
November 16th, 2011 – Negotiations (Part Six)
November 9th, 2011 – Scorecarding Suppliers (Part Five)
November 2nd, 2011 – The RFx Process (Part Four)
October 26th, 2011 – Conducting Research (Part Three)
October 19th, 2011 – Data Collection and Analysis (Part Two)
October 12th, 2011 – An Introduction To Strategic Sourcing (Part One)