Adapting to Procurement Curveballs: How Technology Helps Procurement Teams Build a More Resilient Purchasing Process | June 13 at 2 PM ET
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019
Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Procurement Leader, Member/Speaker
Bill Wolpin – Moderator
Associate Publisher & Editorial Director
American City & County
When it comes to any change, it’s tempting to rely on the old adage “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.” However, when it comes to your purchasing process, this is an increasingly risky approach.
The status quo of managing the purchasing process through paper, spreadsheets, and basic bidding tools may get the job done most of the time, but it is fragile and slow to adapt to the changing needs of your municipality. It can break down with something as simple as an error in an Excel file, a last-minute purchase request, or a staff member going on leave — not to mention the more significant disruptions that municipalities face, such as extreme weather or major events. With these disruptions comes a high risk of errors, delays or negative impacts to citizens.
Lili Chen, procurement leader, and member/speaker for CPPA, will join this webinar to discuss how technology can create a more agile, efficient procurement process that allows teams to effectively respond to unforeseen events.
After completing this online training session, attendees will be able to:
- Develop and implement a more resilient procurement process.
- Feel confident that their municipality can effectively react to unforeseen events.
- Ensure that they are delivering the best possible services to citizens.