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- June 23, 2014
Think procurement people aren't on Twitter? Think again. If you follow this blog, you know Procurement is undergoing a transformatiion, with new platforms and tools and a new attitude about becoming more strategic and influential. There's no better place to stay up to the minute with the latest news and trends affecting procurement professionals than Twitter. Here are six people to follow for some of the smartest conversation around procurement today:
@spendmatters publishes daily news from the world of procurement and supply chain management, as well as analysis of how global events impact these functions.
They follow all the major vendors in the space, providing updates on all the latest features and functionality.
They publish in-depth reports on a wide variety of procurement and supply chain related topics. We like them for their tongue-in-cheek humor and bold and bold and fearless predictions.
@piblogger1is the Twitter handle for Jon Hansen, Editor
and Lead Writer for the Social Media Network's Procurement Insights Blog and host of the PI Window on The World Show on Blog Talk Radio, which has aired over 800 episodes. Jon was recently named one of the top 300 hosts out of 15,000 on Blog Talk Radio.
Jon has written close to 2,500 articles as well as five books on subjects as diverse as supply chain practice, public sector policy, emerging business trends and social media and is an international keynote speaker. He is based in Gatineau, Quebec, which is near Ottawa (we checked).
Stephen Hall (yes, the Stephen Hall) is Editor at Procurement Leaders, award-winning bi-monthly publication with a readership of procurement and supply chain professionals from Fortune 500 companies.
Steve is also a frequent webinar and roundtable host. He is a fixture on the procurement events circuit, bringing his followers updates from events around the globe. Somehow he also finds time to publish a blog on cycling, and presumably also to practice the sport in around his hometown of London, England.
Andrew is a Supply Chain Management expert and evangelist. He serves as Chief Research Officer at Ardent Partners and is the Publisher of CPO Rising, the site for Chief Procurement Officers both actual and aspiring.
Ardent is perhaps best known for its annual CPO Rising report, which surveys 270 procurement executives for a comprehensive look at the state of the industry; we interviewed Andrew about this years findings earlier this year. We're also fans of his recent 14-part series on the skills procurement professionals need today.
Hal has been very busy on Twitter over the past 5 years, tweeting more than 31,000 times and amassing a following of almost 13,000 tweeps. After stumbling into procurement via operations, he has had a distinguished career in public and private procurement & supply chain management and is now a consultant at Procurement Pros Group.
He is passionate about promoting the value of procurement and evangelizing for it to become more strategic within organizations. He tweets about all things procurement and supply chain, with an occasional dash of earthquake preparedness, which he also writes about.
Buyers Meeting Point is an online knowledge, networking and professional development resource for procurement and supply management professionals. The team there does a great job supporting overburdened professionals by curating the best content.
Main authors and procurement and sourcing experts Kelly Barner and Cindy Allen-Murphy share information on the webinars, solutions, research reports, publications and whitepapers being discussed by your colleagues in the industry, and bring you the scoop from the many procurement events they attend, all with a friendly, approachable voice--you won't find a ton of technical jargon here.