Chainyard is the recipient of the Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISCM) 2021 award in the category of Best Procurement Technology for our solution Trust Your Supplier! Learn more
Chainyard is the recipient of the Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISCM) 2021 award in the category of Best Procurement Technology for our solution Trust Your Supplier! Learn more

Welcome to Procurement Block

Impactful conversations about the initiatives and technology that fuels innovation within procurement and supply chain. Join us as we discuss trends and speak with the game changers who are leading the initiatives around supplier relationships, risk management, change management and blockchain.

Season 1 Episodes

Episodes released every other Wednesday

Procurement Block introduction

Introducing Procurement Block. Impactful conversations about the initiatives and technology that fuels innovation within procurement and supply chain.

Release Date: August 11, 2021

S1E1: The Strategic Importance of SLM – From Tadpole to Frog with Kelly Barner

In this, our inaugural episode, Kelly Barner and I discuss supplier life cycle management and how our high school biology lesson of the lifecycle of a frog can be helpful.  Listen in as we talk about important phases of supplier life cycle management, what are the key attributes to make a successful SLM, and how to address key challenges. 

Release Date: August 11, 2021

S1E2: Common Issues with Supplier Data: "If You're Not Having Fun, You're Not Doing It Right," with Susan Walsh

In this episode, Susan Walsh and I discuss managing supplier data and how it relates to doing laundry and cleaning your closet.  Listen in as we talk about common issues with the upkeep of supplier datathe importance of clear visibility into supplier data, anwhat’s between the spreadsheets. 

Release Date: August 11, 2021

S1E3: Supplier Financial Health: The Importance of MRIs & Checkups

In this episode, Eric Evans and I discuss supplier financial health and how just like your physical health, you’ll want to practice preventative measures and get regular check-ups.  Listen in as we discuss how to recognize the symptoms of a financially deteriorating company, determining resiliency, and how automation can help with monitoring supplier health. 

Release Date: August 24, 2021

S1E4: Supplier Risk Management: The Importance of Insurance & Seat Belts

In this episode, Joyce Harkness and I discuss supplier risk management and how it relates to  insurance and wearing your seatbelt. Join us as we talk about the power of rejection, the 3 components of supplier risk management, and the 5 broad steps you’ll want to make as part of your process. 

Release Date: Sept 8, 2021

S1E5: Digital Transformation Within Small Businesses - Connecting Technology & Dinner

In this episode, Kevin and I discuss digital transformation for small businesses.  Learn why it’s important for small businesses to make this investment, what pitfalls to avoid and the future of ordering food from a restaurant. Bon Appetit! 

Coming Soon! Sept 22, 2021

S1E6: Change Management 101 - Is DIY Possible with Change Management?

In this episode, Canda Rozier and I discuss change managementLearn why it’s important to skillfully prepare for any change, to stay aware of the domino effect, and how to avoid costly mistakes. Canda’s advice carries over into any project, such as a kitchen remodel. Strap on your tool belt for this episode. 

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