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MELISSA DREW

Reimagine Digital Transformation Using Innovative Technologies at IBM

Maryland, United States

A trusted board advisor, leader, and mentor with 27+ years industry.

I recognize how digital innovations are constantly shifting the paradigm. My value is to develop & execute a strategy to re-imagine the foundation for a business & digital transformation to achieve business outcomes:
- foster a decision-based organization through data and analytics
- create of a scalable footprint that grows as the organization grows
- improve the organizational data culture
- strengthen your competitive advantage in the constantly changing global landscape

Foster & motivate virtual teams, setting them up for success with the skills needed to grow personally & professionally.

- Entrepreneur since 1991
- Author since 1991
- Business & Digital Disrupter since 1994
- Speaker since 1994
- Cognitive Technologies since 2004
- Cloud Technologies since 2007

Recognized for multiple industry awards for exceptional performance, leadership, & influence. Frequent speaker (domestic & international) for conferences and fortune 50 companies.

Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Speaking
Travels From: East Coast

Speaking Fee $1,000

MELISSA DREWPoints
Academic80
Author263
Influencer66
Speaker168
Entrepreneur560
Total1137

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Service Provider
Theatre: Global
Media Experience: 20
Last Media Interview: 09/02/2021

Areas of Expertise

Agile 30.71
AI 34.07
Analytics 59.61
Business Strategy 30.55
Change Management 31.09
COVID19 31.74
Customer Experience 31.01
Design Thinking 30.31
Digital Transformation 39.66
Diversity and Inclusion 43.13
Entrepreneurship 63.38
Future of Work 31.68
Leadership 39.79
Legal and IP 67.45
Marketing 32.09
Procurement 100
Project Management 42.73
Public Relations 41.55
Risk Management 41.95
Supply Chain 37.85

Industry Experience

Automotive
Consumer Products
Engineering & Construction
Financial Services & Banking
Higher Education & Research
Oil & Gas
Professional Services
Retail

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Publications

8 Academic Certifications
SAFe 5 Agilist
Scaled Agile, Inc.
November 12, 2020

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Tags: Agile, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Direct Procurement SMART Configuration
Jaggaer
December 14, 2019

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Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

Indirect Procurement Configuration
Jaggaer
November 19, 2019

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Tags: Procurement

Procurement Platform & Configuration
Coupa
November 01, 2016

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Tags: Procurement

Project Management Professional (IT)
The George Washington University
July 30, 2002

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Procurement

Masters - Management Information Systems
Auburn University
June 12, 1997

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Tags: Analytics, Leadership, Procurement

Paralegal
NRI (McGraw Hill Subsidiary)
December 02, 1995

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Tags: Legal and IP, Procurement, Risk Management

Bachelors of Science - Management Information System
Auburn University
June 30, 1994

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Tags: Analytics, Leadership, Procurement

11 Article/Blogs
21st Century Skills for Data Scientist
AI Times Journal
September 03, 2021

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Customer Experience

Data Intelligence is Key to Understanding our Customers
AI Times Journal
August 23, 2021

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Procurement

EyeMail Technology: Reshaping the Communications Experience
Global Business Leaders
August 13, 2021

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Entrepreneurship, Marketing

Leadership's Role to Embracing The Impact of AI
AI Times Journal
July 08, 2021

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Leadership’s Role in Embracing the Impact of AI
AI Times Journal
July 06, 2021

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Tags: AI, Change Management, Leadership

Impact of AI on the Evolution of the Procurement & Supply Chain Organizations
AI Times Journal
May 28, 2021

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Innovating without Restrictions
CIOLOOK
May 17, 2021
Great leaders have the courage to believe what they can imagine can also become a reality. Great leaders are audacious to pursue their goals no matter what. Great business leaders go beyond their comfort zone and refuse to stay on the sidelines. Great leaders are aware that innovative technology can be leveraged to support a change for the better, and digital transformation can change what we are today, to become something more tomorrow.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Entrepreneurship, Procurement

Delivering the Best Visual and Engaging Email Communication Experience
Industry Wired
February 23, 2021
Email is one of the most widely used communication tools in the world today. While email is still the go-to–tool for many individuals, businesses often find the drawbacks outweigh the benefits when messages are not effectively delivered to recipients. Common problems faced by businesses is the size and format of email communications which includes sending video and audio messages.

A company that has revolutionized email communications, through advance features that drive and deliver actionable results, directly from the inbox is EyeMail Inc.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Digital Transformation, Procurement

2019 Procurement Trends
Institute for Supply Management - NY
January 12, 2019
Innovation is the act or process of introducing new ideas, devices or methods. For example, the first telephone was an invention,
but the Smart Phone was an innovation. When innovation is adopted by 20-30% of enterprise organizations, this is considered a
‘trend’. When the adoption is closer to ~80%, this is now labelled a ‘leading practice’. The Procurement and Supply Chain industry continues to shift its paradigm to meet global demand and improve competitive
advantages. Among the top trends identified for 2019 are....

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Supply Chain

Procurement Transformation: Why Now?
The Shelby Group
June 26, 2013
any organizations are undergoing Procurement Transformation processes with two – to four-year maturity cycles. To help executives plan and lead such initiatives, as well as help those who are contemplating significant Change Management initiatives, we have come across several common challenges and areas of interest and confusion.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement

Supplier Diversity - Beyond Tomorrow
Institute for Supply Management - NY
February 09, 2009
Newsletter Issue Vol. XXVIX No. 5

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement, Supply Chain

4 Board Memberships
Board Member
Blended
September 20, 2021
Blended is a non-profit organization. Our Mission to make a visual impact in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Our Promise is include more diverse speakers & participation at conferences and other educational venues.

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Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership

2nd Vice President
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2018

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Procurement

2nd Vice President
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2017

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Procurement

Public Relations Officer
North Country ToastMasters
May 05, 2013

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Public Relations

2 Books
Renter's Right - WA
Melissa Drew
June 01, 1994
Booklet. Outlined the rights & responsibilities of Landlords & Tenants per state law. Self published and printed. Sold for a small fee to agencies who sell renter's insurance.

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Tags: Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Legal and IP

Renters Rights - AL
Melissa Drew
January 01, 1993
Booklet. Outlined rights & responsibilities for renters & landlords per the state law. Self-published and printed. Distributed for free to students at Auburn University sold for a fee to Landlords & agencies who sell renter's insurance. Copyright 1991 & updated in 1993.

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Tags: Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Legal and IP

10 Coursewares
Thinking Differently - Analytics & Spend Management
Melissa Drew
April 19, 2018

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement, Risk Management

Effective Communications for Supply Chain Professionals
Melissa Drew
March 15, 2018

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Tags: Leadership, Procurement, Supply Chain

45 Things to know about Change Management
Melissa Drew
March 01, 2018

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Tags: Change Management, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Identify, Manage, & Reduce Supplier Risk
Melissa Drew
February 22, 2017

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement, Risk Management

Strategic Sourcing - Building the Fundementals
Melissa Drew
February 23, 2016
Similar to a Strategic Sourcing 101 Course, it was designed to support professional just starting of shifting into the Procurement organization with no procurement / sourcing background.

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement

Maximizing Your Management Skill - For Procurement & Supply Chain professional
Melissa Drew
March 11, 2014
Understanding your management style, impact to others and how to adjust to maximize value. Management in virtual teams and across cultures. Create & maintain career development plan. Giving performance evaluations including class & team exercises.

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Tags: Leadership, Procurement, Supply Chain

Principles of Project Management
Melissa Drew
December 18, 2012

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Tags: Procurement, Risk Management, Project Management

Supplier Information Performance Management
Melissa Drew
April 19, 2012

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement, Risk Management

Introduction to Grammar Based NML (Natural Modeling Language)
Melissa Drew
April 02, 2005
how patented grammar based technology can automate the data normalization, classification and enrichment of spend data, how it work, and how to write industry specific models. Note: this is specific to the application developed by Softface.

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Procurement

Introduction to Star Schema & Developing Star Schema Conceptual Data Model
Melissa Drew
February 15, 2005
What is the star schema, how it work, value over relationship database, and how to develop a star schedule data model from report requirements -> field requirements -> to final data model.

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement

4 Executives
Associate Editor
AI Times Journal
May 17, 2021

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Procurement

Partner
IBM
April 12, 2021

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Board Advisor - Growth Strategy
EyeMail Inc.
August 01, 2020

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Tags: Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

Head of Operations & Growth Strategy
Dominion Wireless
January 01, 2003

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Tags: Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Procurement

3 Founders
The Consulting Solution
Melissa Drew
September 14, 2020
Develop and execute Procurement and Growth Strategies for small and medium sized companies.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Entrepreneurship, Procurement

Mdrew Consulting
Melissa Drew
May 01, 2006
Cloud Procurement Implementations and Supplier Diversity Initiatives for US Fortune 100.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Entrepreneurship, Procurement

Creative Concepts
Melissa Drew
November 29, 1995
Provide growth strategy & mentoring to small and medium sized businesses through increasing revenue, reduction of cost, and marketing core competencies effectively through online databases capturing supplier information and optimizing award scenarios.

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Tags: Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Procurement

2 Groups
Wowful Living - community education project
Queensbury, NY
May 01, 2013

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Tags: Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

The GLOW project
The GLOW Project
August 15, 2008
The GLOW Project is a full-length feature movie that spotlights 14 incredible women. The GLOW Project movie is the most significant and powerful movie of its kind for inspiring and uplifting women. From teenagers to presidents of major organizations, the GLOW Project transforms the viewer by motivating, expanding, nurturing and feeding the mind, spirit and soul of women

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Tags: Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

16 Industry Awards
Nominee - Women Leaders in Consulting
Consulting Magazine
August 16, 2021

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Global Leaders in Consulting - Excellence in Influence
Consulting Magazine
April 15, 2021
International award

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Top Pros to Know
Supply & Demand Chain Executive
March 17, 2021

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Tags: Supply Chain

Nominee - Cloud Girls Rising
Cloud Girls
March 15, 2021

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Nominee - Women in Technology Awards 2021
Consulting Magazine
February 10, 2021

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Tags: Procurement

Women in Supply Chain
Supply Demand & Chain Executive
September 01, 2020

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Tags: Supply Chain

Top Providers to Know
Supply Demand & Chain Executive
February 23, 2018

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Tags: Supply Chain

Nominee - JH LEONARD Award
Institute for Supply Management - NY
May 01, 2015
The JH Leonard Award was established in March 1963 to recognize and honor regular members who have contributed time and talent to the continued growth, development and professional stature of the Institute for Supply Management – New York, Inc.

James H. Leonard or “Jep” as he was fondly known, served as the first Executive Director of ISM-New York from 1920 until his retirement in 1957. He served under 30 association presidents. Jep set the standard of excellence for all members of ISM-New York. His example had thereby enabled the truly outstanding individual to rise above all and be recognized by his or her peers as an individual deserving the highest praise our association could bestow.

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Tags: Procurement

Top Providers to Know
Supply Demand & Chain Executive
February 24, 2015

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Top Providers to Know
Supply Demand & Chain Executive
February 24, 2014

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Outstanding Volunteer Appreciation
Institute for Supply Management - NY
July 01, 2012

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Tags: Procurement

Top Providers to Know
Supply Chain & Demand Executive
February 14, 2012

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Tags: Digital Transformation

Adhering to Blue Box Values
American Express
March 06, 2007

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Tags: Leadership

Laser Award - Superior Contribution
Softface
June 01, 2003

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Tags: AI

Exceeding Expectations - Chemical Manufacturing
ATKearney
June 01, 2001

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Tags: Procurement

Great Client Work Award - Automotive
ATKearney
June 01, 2000

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Tags: Procurement

8 Industry Council Chairs
Founding Member & Committee Chair
Women Leaders in Data and AI
June 02, 2021
Supporting Women Leaders in Data & AI

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Procurement

Producer Annual Conference: Procurement Trends & Innovation
Institute for Supply Management - NY
March 08, 2018
Responsible for venue, marketing, speakers, and sponsorships.

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Tags: Leadership, Marketing, Procurement

Retail & Manufacturing Committee Chair
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2017

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Procurement

Retail & Manufacturing Committee Chair
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2016

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Procurement

Retail & Manufacturing Committee Chair
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2015

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Procurement

Supplier Diversity Committee Chair
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2008

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Procurement

Supplier Diversity Committee Chair
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2007

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Tags: Leadership, Procurement, Supply Chain

Supplier Diversity Committee Chair
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2006

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Tags: Leadership, Procurement, Supply Chain

4 Industry Council Members
N.E. Certification Committee
Women's President Educational Organization
December 01, 2009

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Procurement, Supply Chain

N.E. Certification Committee
Women Presidents' Education Organization
December 01, 2008

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Procurement, Supply Chain

N.E. Certification Committee
Women Presidents' Education Organization
December 01, 2007

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Procurement, Supply Chain

Global Purchasing Service Quality Council
American Express
November 29, 2007
Invitation by Amex. Council member & Change Management subcommittee.

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Tags: Change Management, Leadership, Procurement

3 Influencer Awards
13 procurement leaders you should follow today
RFP360
August 25, 2021

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Tags: Procurement

10 Women to Watch in Procurement
Fairmarkit
March 30, 2021

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Tags: Procurement

Top 100 Leaders and Influencers to Follow in 2021
Thinkers360
January 29, 2021

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Tags: Digital Transformation

2 IP Assets
Carbon Footprint Calculation Tied to Actual $
Department of Education NYC
April 02, 2015
Develop unique methodology & calculation assessing the reduction of Carbon Footprint as a result of consolidating multiple logistics carries into single 3PL. The calculation ties the total tons of C02, to $ dollars. This resonated well with CFOs. In 2015, this was a creative way to quantify the Carbon Footprint Reduction impact.

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement, Supply Chain

Inference Engine for Patented Data Enrichment Application
Softface
March 01, 2004
My intellectually knowledge was used as an Industry expert to develop the Inference Engine, a component of a patented Data Classification & Enrichment Application owned by Softface (Patent number: 6714939). This application was purchased by Ariba in March 2004 and now supports all Ariba Spend Visibility solution. The Inference Engine is an algorithm which reads multiple inputs of line level purchasing data resulting in a classification to a UNSPSC code, along with confidence & accuracy levels.

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Procurement

1 Keynote
Value of Leveraging Aggregated Sourcing / Procurement Model for Non-Profits
Alabama Turfgrass Association
September 24, 1994
Keynote speaker (back then, I was the only speaker) at Annual Turfgrass Conference outlining the approach & benefits of an aggregated Sourcing / procurement model levering US Turfgrass state associations . I.e. increase revenue, reduce cost, and minimize risk. I have a very nice engraved letter opener as a speaker gift.

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Tags: Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Procurement

11 Media Interviews
Digital Transformation & Cognitive Technologies
Digital Enterprise Society
September 02, 2021

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Interview Digital Transformation Direct Products
WBS Rocks
July 19, 2021

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Supply Chain

The Hyper-personalized Experience
CX Leader Podcast
June 15, 2021

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Tags: AI, Customer Experience, Digital Transformation

How Hyper-personalization meet Customer Experience
B2C Business to Community
June 09, 2021

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Tags: AI, Customer Experience, Marketing

Digital Transformation: OEM vs. Consulting Companies
WBS Rocks
June 03, 2021

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Interview with Melissa Drew
AI Times Journal
April 29, 2021

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Procurement

2021 Global Leaders in Consulting
Consulting Magazine
April 19, 2021

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Tags: Agile, Digital Transformation, Leadership

CX Buzz with Melissa Drew
CXBuzz
March 15, 2021

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Supply Chain

Finding the right balance between human and digital interactions
CXFocus
March 14, 2021

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Tags: Customer Experience, Design Thinking, Digital Transformation

What should leaders to do now to prepare for post covid
Thinkers360
March 08, 2021

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Tags: Future of Work, Leadership

International Women's Day 2021
DLA Ignite
March 08, 2021
(page 48) contributing content for the #Ichoosetochallenge theme in 2021.

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Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership

26 Memberships
Women Leaders in Data and AI (WLDA)
WLDA
May 03, 2021

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Tags: AI, Analytics

UNSPSC.org
UNSPSC.ORG
February 08, 2021

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement

Sourcing Industry Group
SIG
January 05, 2021

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Tags: Procurement

Member
Procurious
July 22, 2020

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Tags: Procurement

NY Chapter Member
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2020

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Tags: Procurement

NY Chapter Member
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2019

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Tags: Procurement

NY Chapter Member
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2018

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Tags: Procurement

NY Chapter Member
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2017

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Tags: Procurement

NY Chapter Member
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2016

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Tags: Procurement

NY Chapter Member
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2015

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Tags: Procurement

NY Chapter Member
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2014

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Tags: Procurement

NY Chapter Member
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2013

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Tags: Procurement

Member
North Country Toast Masters
January 05, 2013

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Tags: Leadership, Marketing, Public Relations

NY Chapter Member
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2012

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Tags: Procurement

NY Chapter Member
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2011

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Tags: Procurement

NY Chapter Member
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2010

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Tags: Procurement

Member
Women's President Educational Organization
December 01, 2009

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Procurement, Supply Chain

NY Chapter Member
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2009

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Tags: Procurement

Member
Women's President Educational Organization
December 01, 2008

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Procurement, Supply Chain

NY Chapter Member
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2008

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Tags: Procurement

NY Chapter Member
Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
January 01, 2008

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Procurement

Member
Women's President Educational Organization
December 01, 2007

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Procurement, Supply Chain

NY Chapter Member
Institute for Supply Management - NY
June 01, 2006

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Tags: Procurement

NY Chapter Member
Institute for Supply Management - NY
May 01, 2005

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Tags: Procurement

UNSPC
UNSPSC
January 01, 2000
A UNSPSC membership will help your company increase productivity, reduce organizational costs, and improve supply chain efficiency. Members can align with X segments and vote on the following: What to include, what to delete, what to move, what to rename.

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement

UNSPC
UNSPSC
January 01, 1999
A UNSPSC membership will help your company increase productivity, reduce organizational costs, and improve supply chain efficiency. Members can align with X segments and vote on the following: What to include, what to delete, what to move, what to rename.

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement

14 Panels
Digital Transformation - Business Simplification Before Implementation
WBS Rocks
September 23, 2021

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

AI & Manufacturing
App Orchid Inc.
August 26, 2021

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Procurement

AI & Logistics / Transportation
App Orchid Inc.
August 19, 2021

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Digital Transformation Change Management
WBS Rocks
August 12, 2021

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Tags: Change Management, Digital Transformation, Procurement

AI & Automotive
App Orchid Inc.
July 22, 2021

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Digital Transformation Enterprise Data & Analytics
WBS Rocks
July 15, 2021

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

AI & Procurement Process Automation
App Orchid Inc.
July 08, 2021

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Trainwrecks, Nightmares & Meltdowns: Tales of Contracting Woes
App Orchid Inc.
July 06, 2021

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Procurement

What is AI and its Impact in Procurement Part 2
App Orchid Inc.
June 24, 2021

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Procurement Evolving to Support Decentralized Purchasing
Procurement Foundry
June 22, 2021

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

What is AI and its Impact in Procurement Part 1
App Orchid Inc.
June 17, 2021

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Digital Transformation: OEM vs Consulting
WBSRocks
June 03, 2021

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement

SAP Ariba Makes Procurement a SNAP for Midmarket
Ariba Live - Las Vegas
March 05, 2018

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Supply Chain

Strategies for S2P Implementation
Melissa Drew
October 01, 2010
Positive impact on the procurement department and value of leveraging technology.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Risk Management

7 Podcasts
AI’s Evolution in Emerging Risk Insurance
AI Times Journal
September 23, 2021
In this episode of the AI Time Journal Podcast, Melissa Drew speaks with Janet Comenos, CEO & Co-Founder of Spotted, Inc., about how AI helped evolve Comenos's Emerging Risk insurance business and how others can apply AI to their own insurance businesses.

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Accelerating Your AI Journey
AI Times Journal
September 15, 2021

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Procurement

CAO's Role in Developing a Data Culture
AI Times Journal
September 08, 2021

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Procurement

The Human - AI Partnership in Spend Analytics
AI Times Journal
August 20, 2021

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Value of AI in the Contract Lifecycle
AI Times Journal
August 17, 2021

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Procurement

CDO v4.0 is the New Value Creator in the Organization
AI Times Journal
July 22, 2021

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Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Procurement

The 'Front Seat' Leader is Key to Embracing AI Technologies with Laura Goodrich
AI Times Journal
July 01, 2021

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Tags: AI, Change Management, Leadership

23 Presentations
Hyper Personalization in Health Care
Melissa Drew
September 16, 2021

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Customer Experience

Impact of Millennials in the Workforce: International Perspective
Melissa Drew
June 05, 2019

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Tags: Future of Work, Procurement, Supply Chain

Diversity & Inclusion
Melissa Drew
June 03, 2019

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Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, Procurement

Thinking Differently - Analytics & Spend Management
Melissa Drew
April 19, 2018

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement

Effective Communications for Supply Chain Professionals
Melissa Drew
March 15, 2018

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Tags: Change Management, Procurement

Negotiation the Deal: Key Considerations in Procurement Technology
Melissa Drew
June 06, 2017

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement

Strategic Sourcing Building the Foundation
Melissa Drew
February 23, 2016

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Tags: Procurement

CFO: Procurement's Impact on Carbon Footprint
Melissa Drew
April 12, 2015
For the NYC Department of Education, I redesigned the logistics & supply chain processes consolidating 17 suppliers into a single 3PL to deliver all school materials, science kits and supplemental information, across 1300+ public schools in 5 boroughs. Presentation included an analysis of the additional benefits to reduction of carbon footprint & traffic congestion caused by large semi-trucks. Presented to CFO of NYC Department of Education and aligned with the NY state Green Initiatives promoted by the Governor.

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement, Supply Chain

Calculating Spend to Develop Buying Channel (strategic sourcing)
Melissa Drew
April 02, 2015
Overview of souring buying channels with a decision tree to provide guidance on when and how to purchase. Including data collection of spend, defining addressable spend and how to calculate it.

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement

Maximizing Savings Through Procurement Operations
Melissa Drew
January 13, 2015

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement

Supplier Information Performance Management
Melissa Drew
March 08, 2013

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement

Modern Day Challenges in Spend Management
Melissa Drew
March 05, 2013

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement

Attract, Motivate, Retain Millennial Workforce
Melissa Drew
February 23, 2013

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Tags: Future of Work, Procurement

Assessing Risk Throughout S2P Lifecycle
Melissa Drew
February 23, 2013

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Tags: Procurement, Risk Management

Identify, Manage, & Reduce Supplier Risk
Melissa Drew
January 22, 2013

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Tags: Procurement, Risk Management

Principles of Project Management
Melissa Drew
December 18, 2012

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Tags: Procurement, Project Management

Enhancing Commodity Strategies Through eProcurement
Melissa Drew
June 01, 2009

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement

Total Cost of Ownership: Global Indirect Sourcing Case Study
Melissa Drew
May 15, 2007

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Tags: Procurement

Developing the Foundations of a Supplier Diversity Program
Melissa Drew
January 22, 2007
Outline program framework for a new Supplier Diversity Program specific to Estee Lauder

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Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

Spend Visibility - Foundation for Effective Procurement
Melissa Drew
August 01, 2003

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement

Building the Cube
ATKearney
January 01, 1999
What do you buy, who do you buy from, and where do you purchase from. Understanding how to capture procurement data and develop a spend cube.

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement

Sourcing Opportunity Assessment Framework
ATKearney
January 01, 1999
Defining total spend, sourceable spend, how to define sourcing categories, positioning those categories to outline a wave strategy based on spend volume versus supply market complexity.

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement

Normalized Spend Data
ATKearney
January 01, 1999
To support the opportunity assessments, spend data had to be manually normalized and classified using the UNSPSC. The presentation outlined how to use MS Access Database to yield results in 9 weeks to support the opportunity assessment outcome.

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement

5 Quotes
Intelligent Organization is the next Phase of Procurement's Evolution
AI Time Journal
May 28, 2021
When procurement and supply chain can embrace AI and cognitive technologies, to evolve into a better-informed, decision-based organization, only then can the procurement goals be fully realized. The Intelligent organization will be the next wave of procurement success.

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Tags: AI

Poem: Great Leaders Mentoring Others to Lead
Melissa Drew
February 02, 2021
"Great Leaders did not become great on their own, through mentoring these skills were shown. Even the best climbers had tools helping them succeed, take time to share your knowledge, so that others may lead"

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Tags: Leadership

It's more than Digital Disruption but rather Digital Interruption
Melissa Drew
December 01, 2020
'Disrupt' is an event, activity, or process that causes a disturbance. Whereas, 'Interrupt' is to stop the current progress of the event, activity or process. Our goal as innovators and thought leaders are to stop the norm, change the paradigm so it can transform into something different.

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Tags: Digital Transformation

"There is no such thing as a bad project, only poor project planning"
Melissa Drew
December 05, 2015

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Tags: Leadership

"We live each day by what we get, we live our lives by what we give"
Melissa Drew
December 06, 2001

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Tags: Leadership

18 Speaking Engagements
Hyper Personalization in Health Care
Cardinal Health
September 16, 2021
Audience of 135 people across Cardinal Health U.S. associated with FUSE division, which was "created to live at the intersection between emerging technology and healthcare"

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Customer Experience

Impact of Millennials in the Workforce: International Perspective
Ariba Live - Barcelona
June 05, 2019
Looking the state of the Millennial workforce on a global scale, the presentation highlighted where the Millennials are today, the potential impacts to consider, and as the largest generation of workforce, how our global procurement & supply chain will shift as new countries emerged with growths in population.

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Tags: Future of Work, Procurement, Supply Chain

Diversity & Inclusion
Ariba Live - Barcelona
June 03, 2019
My introduction speech prior to the KeyNote Speaker - at the Diversity & Leadership Luncheon - provided a creative approach to outlining the values of Diversity and Inclusion.

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Tags: Diversity and Inclusion

Advantages of eProcurement: On Demand vs Behind Firewall
Melissa Drew
October 08, 2018

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement

Negotiation the Deal: Key Considerations in Procurement Technology
ProcureCon IT Sourcing
June 06, 2017

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Supply Chain

Maximizing Savings Through Procurement Operations
ProcureCon Indirect East
February 12, 2015

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Supplier Information Performance Management
Institute for Supply Management - AZ
March 28, 2013

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Risk Management

Modern Day Challenges in Spend Management
Institute of Supply Management - Central Florida
March 05, 2013

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Attract, Motivate, Retain Millennial Workforce
Institute for Supply Management - Chicago
February 23, 2013
Specific to US how should organizations Attract, Motivate, and Retain this new generation of workforce who have very differently priorities than those before.

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Future of Work, Procurement

Value of Diverse Suppliers in Procurement
Melissa Drew
February 28, 2012

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Tags: Procurement

Mitigating Cultural Risks in Outsourcing Relationships
Institute for Supply Management - NY
August 04, 2011

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Risk Management

Assessing Risk throughout S2P
ProcureCon Indirect
February 12, 2011

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Risk Management

Leveraging Supplier Network and Maximizing Diversity Spend
ProcureCon Indirect
February 11, 2009

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Risk Management

Automating a Global Supplier Performance Management Program
American Express
March 05, 2008
Invited to speak at American Express Global Procurement Leaders to discuss end to end Supplier Lifecycle, Supplier Diversity and Risk.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Supply Chain

Enhancing Commodity Strategies through Sourcing Technology
Melissa Drew
October 01, 2007
Invited to speak at Financial Services Annual Global Sourcing Directors Conference, hosted by American Express

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Total Cost of Ownership: Global Indirect Sourcing Case Study
Institute for Supply Management - NY
May 15, 2007

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement, Risk Management

Developing the Foundations of a Supplier Diversity Program
Melissa Drew
January 22, 2007
Outline development of a new Supplier Diversity Program, value, and benefits.

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Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

Spend Visibility - Foundation for Effective Procurement
Institute for Supply Management - Boston
August 01, 2003

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement

1 Video
Insights Series: Melissa Drew - What should leaders be doing now to prepare for a post-Covid world?
Thinkers360
March 03, 2021
Melissa Drew, Director, Cloud Procurement, PwC discusses "What should leaders be doing now to prepare for a post-Covid world?"

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, COVID19

2 Webinars
Retail European Expansion: Collaboration between Procurement and Corporate Tax
Melissa Drew
April 28, 2015

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Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

How the Millennial Generation is changing the workforce
Melissa Drew
September 17, 2014

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Tags: Future of Work, Procurement

5 Webinars
Supply Chain Distribution Model: European Expansion
Melissa Drew
April 28, 2015

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Supply Chain

How the Millennial Generation is changing the workforce
Melissa Drew
September 17, 2014

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Tags: Future of Work, Procurement

Maximizing Savings Through Procurement Operations
Institute for Supply Management - NY
January 13, 2014

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Modern Day Challenges in Spend Management
Institute for Supply Management - NY
March 13, 2013

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Identify, Manage, & Reduce Supplier Risk
Institute of Supply Management - Chicago
January 22, 2013

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Tags: Procurement, Risk Management, Supply Chain

1 Whitepaper
Master's Thesis Database Theory & Foundation: Relational database has no future real-world applications
Melissa Drew
March 30, 1997
Master's Thesis Database Theory & Foundation: relational database (fully normalized data) has no practical real-world applications. Due to the need for increased storage of large sets of data & need to report or extract data in a meaningful way, a normalized data model is not practical.

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Tags: Analytics

25 Workshops
Thinking Differently - Analytics & Spend Management
Institute for Supply Management - NY
April 19, 2018
Delivering full day workshops for 7 CEUs

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Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Effective Communications for Supply Chain Professionals
Institute for Supply Management - NY
March 15, 2018

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Procurement, Supply Chain

Strategic Sourcing - Building the Foundation
Institute of Supply Management - CT
February 18, 2018

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Procurement

Strategic Sourcing Building the Foundation
Institute for Supply Management - NY
February 08, 2018
Delivering full day workshops for 7 CEUs

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Procurement

Strategic Sourcing - Building the Foundation
Institute of Supply Management - CT
December 11, 2017
Delivering full day workshops for 7 CEUs

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Procurement

Building The Foundation - Fundamentals of Procurement
Institute for Supply Management - NY
September 15, 2016

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Tags: Procurement

Strategic Sourcing - Building the Foundation
Institute for Supply Management - NY
April 28, 2016

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Procurement

Principles of Project Management
Institute for Supply Management - NY
April 07, 2016
Delivering full day workshops for 7 CEUs

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement, Risk Management

Strategic Sourcing - Building the Foundation
Institute for Supply Management - NY
February 23, 2016
delivering full day courses for 7 CEUs

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Tags: Procurement

Principles of Project Management
Melissa Drew
April 09, 2015

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Tags: Supply Chain, Procurement, Project Management

Calculating Spend to Develop Buying Channel (strategic sourcing)
Melissa Drew
April 02, 2015
Overview of souring buying channels with a decision tree to provide guidance on when and how to purchase. Including data collection of spend, defining addressable spend and how to calculate it.

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement

Maximizing Your Management Skill - For Procurement & Supply Chain professional
Melissa Drew
March 11, 2014
Understanding your management style, impact to others and how to adjust to maximize value. Management in virtual teams and across cultures. Create & maintain career development plan. Giving performance evaluations including class & team exercises.

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Tags: Leadership, Procurement, Supply Chain

Maximizing Management Skills for Today’s Supply Chain Teams
Melissa Drew
March 11, 2014

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Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

Principles of Project Management
Institute for Supply Management - NY
February 06, 2014
Instructor for ISM Delivering full day workshops for 7 CEUs

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Tags: Procurement, Risk Management, Project Management

Supplier Information Performance Management
Institute for Supply Management - AZ
March 29, 2013
Delivering full day workshops for 7 CEUs

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Risk Management

Identify, Manage, & Reduce Supplier Risk
Institute for Supply Management - NY
February 28, 2013
Instructor for ISM delivering full date workshop for 7 CEUs

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Tags: Procurement, Risk Management, Supply Chain

Identify, Manage, & Reduce Supplier Risk
Institute for Supply Management - NY
February 28, 2013
Instructor delivering full day workshop for 7 CEUs

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Tags: Procurement, Risk Management, Supply Chain

Principles of Project Management
Institute for Supply Management - NY
January 17, 2013
Instructor for ISM full day workshop delivering 7 CEUs

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Tags: Procurement, Risk Management, Project Management

Principles of Project Management
Institute for Supply Management - NY
December 18, 2012
Delivering full day workshops for 7 CEUs

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Procurement, Risk Management

Risk Management for Supply Chain Professionals
Institute for Supply Management - NY
May 02, 2012

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Tags: Procurement, Risk Management

Supplier Information Performance Management
Institute for Supply Management - NY
April 19, 2012
ISM Instructor delivering full day workshop for 7 CEUs.

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Tags: Procurement, Risk Management, Supply Chain

Project Management for Supply Chain Professionals
Institute for Supply Management - NY
February 16, 2012

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Tags: Procurement, Project Management

Enhancing Commodity Strategies Through eProcurement
Financial Services Global Sourcing Directors Conference (hosted by Amex in Arizona)
June 01, 2009
Workshop introducing eProcurement to support strategic sourcing. Deeper dive into 3 commodities with analysis impacting increase savings, shift in roles and responsibilities, and organization alignment with the procurement organization.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Risk Management

Introduction to Grammar Based NML (Natural Modeling Language)
Melissa Drew
February 15, 2005
how patented grammar based technology can automate the data normalization, classification and enrichment of spend data, how it work, and how to write industry specific models. Note: this is specific to the application developed by Softface.

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Tags: AI, Analytics, Procurement

Introduction to Star Schema & Developing Star Schema Conceptual Data Model
Melissa Drew
February 15, 2005
What is the star schema, how it work, value over relationship database, and how to develop a star schedule data model from report requirements -> field requirements -> to final data model.

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Tags: Analytics, Procurement

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2 Predictions
AI's Impact on the Next Phase of the Procurement Organization

Date : June 15, 2021

The next phase of evolution for the procurement organization is 'The Informed Organization'. The new 'Informed Organization', as a result of cognitive technologies, will bridge the remaining gaps still lingering after six (6) years:
- lack of confidence in the data
- lack of visibility in evaluating real-time supplier risk
- inaccuracy in the data which limits the ability to make an actionable decision in a time frame when those decisions have the most impact
– users performing manual tail-end activities

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Blending AI with Video-In-Mail Technology

Date : December 13, 2020

With the current patent-pending technology to automatically play full video-in-email, the evolution will be to merge this with Artificial Intelligence advancing customer service & digital communications. Users will experience an avatar communicating their past due notices or upcoming appointments. With call-to-action buttons they will be able to pay bills, change their appointments for confirm ordering information. The use cases would be endless reaching horizontality across all industries and verticals.

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