This evening (Wednesday October 12) inaugurates the first broadcast on Blog Talk Radio of a weekly series of interviews with the authors of the book Managing Indirect Spend: Enhancing Profitability through Strategic Sourcing.

The interview with Joe Payne, Director of Strategic Sourcing at Source One airs at 10 pm Eastern Time. It is hosted by Jon Hansen, author of the Procurement Insights blog, and covers an introduction to the concepts and implementation of strategic sourcing.

Then each week on Wednesday evening at 10 pm Eastern Time a new interview will air, discussing the details of each of the chapters in the book, for a total of 22 interviews. Among the topics to be covered are:

  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Conducting Research
  • The RFx Process
  • Negotiations
  • The Contracting Phase
  • Implementation and Continuous Improvement
  • The Importance of Market Intelligence
  • Increasing Stakeholder Engagement
  • Supplier Collaboration
Each interview is 10 to 15 minutes in length, and offers valuable insights into the practical applications of the ideas in the book. The interviews will continue to be available on the Blog Talk Radio website for future download and listening.
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