Our host Darin Matthews is joined by leaders, buyers, educators, and technologists from around the Procurement industry to explore the past, present, and future of Procurement.
16 - Don Buffum, FNIGP, CPPO, NIGP-CPP - CPO, Mississippi State University
In this episode of The Evolution of Procurement, Darin is joined by Mississippi State University's Chief Procurement Officer Don Buffum. Together they talk about the value of procurement certification and the power it holds especially for young procurement professionals. They dive into Don's procurement journey, the mentors who helped him along the way.
Lastly the look towards the future of procurement, noting the benefits of greater collaboration between procurement teams and the benefits of collaboration with suppliers, while acknowledging the challenges of such partnerships.
15 - Dr. Jane Lynch - Cardiff University
In this episode, Darin is joined by Cardiff University's Dr. Jane Lynch. Together they discuss the impacts of COVID on purchasing and academia in Wales and the UK at large. They touch on the key skills needed for success in procurement, Dr. Lynch shares details of the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act, and they explore the benefits and challenges of buying local.
14 - Russell Chung - CPO, Chief Procurement Officer, UC Berkeley
In this episode, Darin is joined by Russell Chung, Chief of Procurement and Supply Chain at University of California Berkeley. Together they discuss the critical importance of data driven decision making in procurement and supply chain optimization, the skills that procurement newcomers need to develop and the programs to help them do so, and the great need for digital procurement and contract management systems.
13 - Stephen B. Gordon, Phd, FNIGP, CPPO
In this episode of The Evolution of Procurement, Darin is joined by Stephen B. Gordon. Together they discuss the research being done on the field of procurement at academic institutions around the country. They look back at the evolution of NIGP and how it has transitioned into the leadership community that it is today. And Stephen talks about where he still sees room for growth as Procurement seeks to take on its more strategic role in public administration.
12 - Jennifer Alford, CPPO - City of Stockton
11 - David Yarkin - Founder & CEO, Procurated
In this month's episode of The Evolution of Procurement, Darin connects with David Yarkin, the founder and CEO of Procurated and the former CPO with the State of Pennsylvania.
Together they discuss David's background and how he found his way into procurement, his experience in putting together an "A Team" in the state of PA, and how via Procurated, he hopes to foster a greater shared knowledge of the vendor landscape among the nation's procurement professional!