The Art of Procurement (AOP) is a podcast and blog co-edited by Philip Ideson and Kelly Barner. AOP is focused on providing a forum through which procurement professionals can share their expertise and help industry peers elevate their impact, and includes the popular ‘This Week in Procurement’ content summary personally curated by the editors and featuring thought leading articles from a number of high quality sources.

The Point is a blog maintained by Buyers Meeting Point. The blog helps professionals stay on top of the major themes and trends in procurement and supply chain management through a regular rotation of notes on webinars, articles, and other blogs, as well as a diverse group of guest contributors. Kelly Barner, an author of Supply Market Intelligence for Procurement Professionals, is the Managing Editor.

Published by ProcurementIQ, a division of IBISWorld, the blog is a resource center that covers the latest news, trends, tools and best practices to help procurement professionals excel across all stages of the procurement process. 

Procurement Insights is written by Jon W. Hansen. It combines a traditional blog format with an online talk radio component that covers a number of professional and procurement topics. 

The Procurement Leaders blog is part of the Procurement Leaders Network—a global, membership-led community—that focuses exclusively on executive-level procurement, sourcing, and supply chain management professionals.

Supply Chain Now Radio (SCNR) spotlights the best in all things Supply Chain: the people, the technologies, the best practices, and the critical issues of the day. SCNR brings experts, leaders, and practitioners together to share perspective and insight on the leading issues impacting the world of end-to-end Supply Chain Management today. SCNR’s podcasts and webinars have been downloaded over 5 million times since May 2017.

Rob Handfield is the Bank of America Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at North Carolina State University, and Consulting Editor of the Journal of Operations Management. He is the Executive Director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (SCRC) and writes a blog that provides excellent analysis of current, critical supply chain topics. He is also author of the 2006 book, Supply Market Intelligence: A Managerial Handbook for Building Sourcing Strategies.

Sourcing Innovation is a resource for sourcing, procurement, and supply chain professionals that covers technology, vendor analyses, best practices, reviews, and analysis of important published articles and white papers. Started in 2006, the blog is authored and edited by Michael Lamoureux, also known as “The Doctor.”

Spend Matters is a highly respected and popular blog that was launched in November, 2004, making it the first blog and social media site in the procurement and supply chain sector. It focuses on spend management issues, including procurement, sourcing, contract management, spend analysis and visibility, category management, low-cost country sourcing, and supply chain. Spend Matters has greatly expanded its offerings to include research and analysis.

An excellent blog that continuously offers posts that are current, relevant, and helpful, The Strategic Sourceror covers strategic sourcing, supply chain, procurement, purchasing, and spend management. It is sponsored by procurement services provider Source One. Source One focuses their blog on providing industry news and category management expertise that strategic sourcing and supply chain professionals can use to better improve their market intelligence.

Part of a series of ‘Dive’ sites, including BioPharma Dive, Construction Dive, Marketing Dive, and Utility Dive, Supply Chain Dive is a resource that provides coverage of supply chain industry headlines as well as original opinion pieces. Supply Chain Dive also covers industry events, job postings, and relevant data.

The international supply chain blog, Supply Chain Management Research, is written by Dr. Andreas Wieland, Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Department of Operations Management, Copenhagen Business School. An example of Dr. Wieland’s elegant writing, from the website, is: “A supply chain is a peculiar network of organizations. It is neither fully visible, nor controllable by a single organization, but rather an intangible hybrid between the organization and its environment.”

Bob Ferrari, a supply chain technology executive, is the founder and Editor of the Supply Chain Matters blog, which provides insights into key topics surrounding global supply chain business processes and technology.

Vested Way, written predominantly by author, speaker, and consultant Kate Vitasek, is the blog associated with the Vested Outsourcing model for supply relationships. Like the Vested series of books, this blog uses thought leadership and impressive case studies to illustrate how companies can radically change the way they manage outsourcing relationships as well as the results associated with them.

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