Thank you for your warm and encouraging response to 'SPENDBYTES ISSUE 1' last month- we are indeed thrilled! We’ve taken into account the valuable feedback you shared with us. In this edition we focus on some procurement peeves from you as we further explore technologies that continue to disrupt the world of procurement. We’ve lined up some interesting snippets: IT disruptions in procurement, how the world of Blockchain meets Procurement to deliver an evolved supply chain; and also a peek into one of our success stories: on how we leveraged RPA to standardize a client’s procurement landscape.
Happy to hear from you on your suggestions, feedback and potential topics of interest for our future editions.
The Editorial Team
In his blog, published by Forbes India, Mykhaylo Savchenko, Operations Manager, Infosys, talks about ‘Smart Contracts’ and the ‘cognitive approach’ to Blockchain.
This section houses contextual snackable insights relevant for us in procurement.
In this edition, we discuss how key IT Software Trends will impact the procurement landscape: from cloud services, subscription-based models, advanced analytics, security, user-experience, machine-learning and real-time intelligence.
How did robotics help a multinational mining company set standards in procurement accuracy and efficiency? This case study traces our approach in delivering operational savings, among other benefits, through Robotic Process Automation!
Read about unique experiences and personal insights from our procurement professionals across the globe.
In this edition, meet Sarah Keats, our Senior Principal, North America from Infosys Chicago.
‘My professional journey started with a BA in Business Administration and Communications from Eastern Michigan University. I have about 15 years of experience in procurement consulting with a focus on strategic sourcing, technology implementation and BPO.
Prior to joining Infosys, I worked with various service providers; leading procurement transformation initiatives, supporting development of e-sourcing technology platforms, managing tail-spend programs, change management, diagnostic category management and sourcing programs for Fortune 500 clients across industries such as CPG, retail, food and beverage, telecoms, technology and real estate. I had the pleasure to manage consulting teams across the globe including North America, South America, Asia Pacific, Europe and Australia.
My education helped me to lay the foundation of my competitive character. Being a ‘scholar athlete’ I was always focused on details, improvements and new goals. Since the early stages of my career I approached every task, at work or outside, with attention to detail, planning and execution. I am excited about my current role in Infosys and eagerly look forward to new challenges in the years to come!’
Infosys was a sponsor for the event and our team anchored a roundtable on ‘The Emerging Procurement Paradigm – Procurement Vision 2020’ where interesting insights and evolving trends in procurement were discussed.
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