Kelly Barner owns, manages, and edits Buyers Meeting Point. She has a unique perspective on procurement from the numerous roles she has held during her 15+ years in procurement. Kelly worked for Ahold USA (parent company of grocery chains Stop & Shop, Hannaford, Giant Landover, and more) on their not for resale sourcing team, specializing in systems implementation and hired services category sourcing. She spent three years as the Associate Director of consulting services at Emptoris before it was acquired by IBM in 2011.
Change Management for Implementation Success
A conversation about the investments procurement should make in change management to ensure it is an asset in technology implementations.
The Value of Guaranteed Order-to-Cash Business Outcomes
A conversation with Corcentric Executive Vice President and CFO, Mark Joyce, and O2C Practice Lead, Jeffrey Grosman, on the impact that guaranteed O2C business outcomes can have on company performance as a whole and, more specifically, CFO priorities.
Diversity & Minority Spend
The Competitive Advantage of a Diverse Supply Base
Jennifer Ulrich, Senior Director of Advisory, talks about the importance of supplier diversity programs and the value they can deliver to companies and suppliers alike.
Leveraging e-Invoicing to Improve Cash Flow While Building Business...
A conversation with Lee Allen about how innovative e-invoicing solutions can improve cash flow and build business resilience.
Why Spend Analysis?
A conversation with Diego De la Garza about the enduring, evolving value of spend analysis and how it can position procurement for success – no matter where they happen to be on their digital transformation journey.
Re-evaluating Supplier Relationships Using the Kraljic Matrix
In this Corcentric Conversation, Brian Seipel explores the Kraljic matrix and how procurement can leverage it to re-strategize supplier relationships.
Payments + Financing
Procurement’s 2020 Challenge: Improving P2P by Investing in the “P”...
For procurement to succeed in 2020, we need to measurably improve all of procure-to-pay, from purchasing to payments.
Transforming Finance’s Impact Through Automated P2P
Automating the many tasks associated with P2P can improve net profit margin, free up cash flow and mitigate the risks of non-compliance.