Featuring Schneider Electric, Zalando and many more!

We’re more than halfway through what has been an incredibly challenging 2020 for us all, but the future looks bright as the world continues to recover and move forward together! 

Gracing the cover this month is Dan Bartel, CPO of Schneider Electric. We sat down with Dan to discuss how the company is undergoing a procurement journey that’s designed to drive new value and position procurement as the key enabler for sustainability, resilience and innovation.

“We weren’t focused simply on what we could do differently to get better results, but how we can better partner together to create value?” explains Bartel.

Elsewhere, Djordje Stevanoic (Director Indirect Procurement) and Alejandro Basterrechea (Head of Procurement Operations) at Zalando tell us how an agile and robust indirect procurement function is key to the future of Zalando, particularly when they are building it from the ground up!

We also hear from Lance Younger, managing director of INVERTO and Jonathan Sing, product manager at INVERTO as they discuss how the spotlight is well and truly shining on procurement, as COVID-19 represents a defining moment in its history while also playing a key role in deciding its future.

Mike Cadieux returns with the Foundry Findings, as he tells us all to keep the pitchforks at bay while he expresses his surprise that cost avoidance measurement is still a thing in 2020. Iain Campbell McKenna also continues his look at the future of procurement and how we can increase employee engagement and retention to drive profitability by hiring from within. 

Rounding out this issue is a look at five leading supply chains,  according to The Gartner Supply Chain Top 25.

Stay safe and enjoy the issue!

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