Welcome to the September issue of CPOstrategy!
Over cover story this month features Jill Robbins, Senior Director, Global Procurement of Indirect Goods & Services at Elanco, the animal health enterprise. In an absorbing interview, Robbins outlines how a procurement lens enables smarter business growth.
“Procurement has a unique lens and insight into all aspects of the business,” she says. “There are always going to be people that do not understand the value of procurement… but we see opportunities and connectivity across the value chain that others may not be able to see that drive enterprise efficiency and productivity.”
Elsewhere, we speak to Anis Tabka, CPO at UAE telco du to talk about the challenges to procurement transformation. “A lot of people aren’t coming from the supply chain background. They have technology experience or administration experience and just assume that procurement is simple price squeezing and handling of contracts,” he explains. “I always try to tell them that there is so much more to procurement.”
Plus, we have articles focusing on procurement at Roland Berger and The Cost of Holding Inventory, alongside the best events and conferences around, and the Top 5 takeaways from the CIPS procurement salary report.
Enjoy the issue!