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"Procurement Value Proposition" Recognized

My most recent book co-authored with Gerard Chick, the Procurement Value Proposition, has received some nice accolades recently.  The book was listed by Peter Smith of the site Spend Matters on the “Christmas Books for Procurement People“, based on Smith’s earlier review appearing back in May.

Gerard Chick and I were recently interviewed by Kelly Barner on the Buyer’s Meeting Point Blog Talk Radio, and this was posted on their site for any interested parties to view.  The interview was focused largely on the key themes we develop in the book.  We spent a lot of time talking about the need to move up the maturity ladder, as well as the different sets of capabilities required to move up the ladder.  We spent some time emphasizing how important it was to think about procurement talent, to enable analytics that drive conversations with stakeholders that enable value.

The biggest honor to date however came when our book won the Grand Prix of ACA Bruel, known as the “Plumes des Achats” prize. Founded in 1991, ACA was founded in France to promote the professional approach of the management of Purchasing and Supply Chain as taught in the programs for leaders of HEC Paris, and to create a network among its members, contacts and exchanges focused on strategic, managerial and operational developments of purchasing and supply management. Gerard Chick was on-hand to receive the prize on December 7, 2015. Our book was among several new procurement books considered for this award.

Gerard and I are now starting to think about what our next book might cover! Stay tuned!