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Direct Procurement Excellence in the Supply Chain

Delivered October 2, 2013

Don't miss this Free, 1-hour STREAMING ONLY web event hosted by ISM
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Direct procurement is theoretically a part of the overall supply chain and many procurement organizations believe they "own" a very large share of the direct spend, but how much influence does the procurement organization exert on the broader supply chain? This new study by ISM and SpendMatters explores that and related questions. We find that the current state of affairs provides procurement organizations with an opportunity to take a leadership position within the broader supply chain.

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Bill Michels, CPSM, C.P.M., MCIPS
President, ADR North America LLC
Senior Vice President, Institute for Supply Management™

Bill Michels, CPSM, C.P.M., MCIPS is President of ADR North America LLC, a specialty-consulting firm that focuses on purchasing and supply chain management. Mr. Michels is also a Senior Vice President of the Institute for Supply Management™. His ability to transform procurement and supply chain and deliver a change process has led clients to increased profitability, enhanced staff competence, and sustainable cost and value improvements.

Pierre Mitchell
Chief Research Officer
Spend Matters and Azul Partners

Pierre leads the procurement research and broader IP development efforts at Azul Partners and its portfolio sites including and He is a recognized procurement expert specializing in supply processes, practices, metrics, and enabling tools and services. Prior Azul, Pierre led procurement research at The Hackett Group and AMR Research (now Gartner), and has 25 years of industry and consulting experience in procurement and supply chain.


Paul Lee
Director, Research
Institute for Supply Management™

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