Thinkers360
Interested in getting your own thought leader profile? Get Started Today.

MELISSA DREW

Redefining Success Through Digital Transformation at IBM

Maryland, United States

An experienced procurement and supply chain leader, instructor, and mentor with 27+ years of combined industry, consulting and operational sales strategies. I have experienced the trends and know first-hand how digital procurement innovations are constantly shifting the paradigm.

Led global business & digital transformation initiatives, redefining business models while leveraging cloud based technology. The result are shifts to value-add activities, resulting in a decision-based organization to increase their competitive advantage in the changing global landscape.

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

Adviser & mentor mid-market companies through all stages of growth strategies.

Recognized for multiple industry awards for exceptional performance, instructor for Institute for Supply Chain, and frequent conference speaker (domestic and international).

Representative Business / Digital Transformation & Disruption:
- 2020. Bot opportunities for Ariba for tail end manually processes
- 2018. Outline automation for NPI & PPAP process for Ariba
- 2017. Collaborate w/ Ariba: Outline Ariba Supply Chain process & how to work w/ partners
- 2015. Developed process (in Ariba) buy against master parts list & drop ship to distribution sites
- 2014. Developed process integrating Ariba w/ warehouse hand scanners
- 2011-2013. Working with technology start ups provided growth strategy, operations, and go-to-market opportunities to create agile companies that can quickly adjust with market demands.
- 2006-2009. Cloud procurement consultant developing innovative out of the box capabilities to meet emerging industry needs. All customers are currently the top 5 global cloud procurement platforms.
- 2004. Industry expert supporting the development of the 'Inference Engine', a component of the patented, (grammar based natural modelling language), data enrichment application. (normalize, classify, and enrich data). Purchased by Ariba in 2005, renamed ADE, it is now the foundation for all Spend Visibility Services.
- 2003. Work with patented radio frequency security system, developed the operational infrastructure: Enabled acquisition of company in less than 1 year.
- 1995. Using federal grant money, developed a web-based application to capture & store supplier information for the Alabama Apparel & Textile Co. 1st publicly known design to automate the Supplier RFI processes.
- 1994. 1st Key Note speaker at Annual Industry Conference (Turfgrass Assoc.) discussing the value of aggregated procurement, to consolidate spend leveraging savings for all state associations.

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

Speaking Fee $1,000

MELISSA DREWPoints
Academic80
Author232
Influencer25
Speaker153
Entrepreneur502
Total992

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: 03/19/2021

Areas of Expertise

Agile 30.91
Analytics 86.41
Change Management 31.04
COVID19 32.10
Design Thinking 30.31
Digital Disruption 31.29
Digital Transformation 38.09
Diversity and Inclusion 33.87
Entrepreneurship 61.55
Future of Work 32.31
Leadership 38.89
Legal and IP 86.52
Marketing 33.13
Procurement 100
Public Relations 42.35
Risk Management 41.95
Supply Chain 40.85
Customer Experience 30.36
Cloud
AI 32.33
Sales 30.66

Industry Experience

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

Please signin or signup to view publication section.

Publications

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

See publication

Tags: Agile, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Direct Procurement SMART Configuration
Jaggaer
December 14, 2019

See publication

Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

Indirect Procurement Configuration
Jaggaer
November 19, 2019

See publication

Tags: Procurement

Procurement Platform & Configuration
Coupa
November 01, 2016

See publication

Tags: Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Procurement

Masters - Management Information Systems
Auburn University
June 12, 1997

See publication

Tags: Analytics, Leadership, Procurement

Paralegal
NRI (McGraw Hill Subsidiary)
December 02, 1995

See publication

Tags: Legal and IP, Procurement, Risk Management

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

See publication

Tags: Analytics, Leadership, Procurement

4 Article/Blogs
Delivering the Best Visual and Engaging Email Communication Experience
Industry Wired
February 23, 2021
Write conversational article about my friend to continue to spotlight female-founders in technology.

See publication

Tags: Digital Disruption, Entrepreneurship, Procurement

2019 Procurement Trends
Institute for Supply Management - NY
January 12, 2019

See publication

Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

Procurement Transformation: Why Now?
The Shelby Group
June 26, 2013

See publication

Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

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

See publication

Tags: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Procurement

Public Relations Officer
North Country ToastMasters
May 05, 2013

See publication

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.

See publication

Tags: 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.

See publication

Tags: Entrepreneurship, Legal and IP

10 Coursewares
Maximizing Your Management Skill - For Procurement & Supply Chain professional
Melissa Drew
March 11, 2104
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.

See publication

Tags: Leadership, Procurement, Supply Chain

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

See publication

Tags: Analytics, Procurement, Risk Management

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

See publication

Tags: Leadership, Procurement, Supply Chain

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

See publication

Tags: Change Management, Digital Transformation, Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: 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.

See publication

Tags: Analytics, Procurement

Principles of Project Management
Melissa Drew
December 18, 2012

See publication

Tags: Procurement, Risk Management

Supplier Information Performance Management
Melissa Drew
April 19, 2012

See publication

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.

See publication

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.

See publication

Tags: Analytics, Procurement

3 Executives
Partner
IBM
April 12, 2021

See publication

Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Procurement

Head of Operations & Growth Strategy
EyeMail Inc.
August 01, 2020

See publication

Tags: Digital Disruption, Marketing, Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Analytics, Digital Disruption, Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Digital Transformation, Entrepreneurship, Procurement

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

See publication

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.

See publication

Tags: Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Marketing

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

See publication

Tags: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Marketing

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

See publication

Tags: Digital Transformation

10 Women to Watch in Procurement
Fairmarkit
March 30, 2021

See publication

Tags: Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Supply Chain

Cloud Girls Rising Nominee
Cloud Girls
March 15, 2021

See publication

Tags: Digital Transformation

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

See publication

Tags: Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Supply Chain

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

See publication

Tags: Supply Chain

JH LEONARD Award - Nominee
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.

See publication

Tags: Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Digital Transformation

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

See publication

Tags: Digital Transformation

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

See publication

Tags: Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Digital Transformation

Adhering to Blue Box Values
American Express
March 06, 2007

See publication

Tags: Leadership

Laser Award - Superior Contribution
Softface
June 01, 2003

See publication

Tags: Leadership

Exceeding Expectations - Chemical Manufacturing
ATKearney
June 01, 2001

See publication

Tags: Procurement

Great Client Work Award - Automotive
ATKearney
June 01, 2000

See publication

Tags: Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Leadership, Marketing, Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Leadership, Procurement, Supply Chain

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

See publication

Tags: Leadership, Procurement, Supply Chain

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

See publication

Tags: Entrepreneurship, Procurement, Supply Chain

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

See publication

Tags: Entrepreneurship, Procurement, Supply Chain

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

See publication

Tags: Entrepreneurship, Procurement, Supply Chain

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

See publication

Tags: Change Management, Leadership, Procurement

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.

See publication

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.

See publication

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.

See publication

Tags: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Procurement

7 Media Interviews
Interview with Melissa Drew
AI Times Journal
May 28, 2021

See publication

Tags: AI, Analytics, Digital Transformation

How Hyper-personalization meet Customer Experience
CX Buzz
April 30, 2021

See publication

Tags: AI, Customer Experience, Sales

2021 Global Leaders in Consulting
Consulting Magazine
April 19, 2021

See publication

Tags: Agile, Digital Transformation, Leadership

CX Buzz with Melissa Drew
CXBuzz
March 15, 2021

See publication

Tags: AI, Digital Transformation, Supply Chain

Finding the right balance between human and digital interactions
CXFocus
March 12, 2021

See publication

Tags: Customer Experience, Design Thinking, Digital Disruption

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

See publication

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.

See publication

Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership

25 Memberships
UNSPSC.org
UNSPSC.ORG
February 08, 2021

See publication

Tags: Analytics, Procurement

Sourcing Industry Group
SIG
January 05, 2021

See publication

Tags: Procurement

Member
Procurious
July 22, 2020

See publication

Tags: Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Procurement

Member
North Country Toast Masters
January 05, 2013

See publication

Tags: Leadership, Marketing, Public Relations

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

See publication

Tags: Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Procurement

Member
Women's President Educational Organization
December 01, 2009

See publication

Tags: Entrepreneurship, Procurement, Supply Chain

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

See publication

Tags: Procurement

Member
Women's President Educational Organization
December 01, 2008

See publication

Tags: Entrepreneurship, Procurement, Supply Chain

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

See publication

Tags: Procurement

NY Chapter Member
Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
January 01, 2008

See publication

Tags: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Procurement

Member
Women's President Educational Organization
December 01, 2007

See publication

Tags: Entrepreneurship, Procurement, Supply Chain

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

See publication

Tags: Procurement

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

See publication

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.

See publication

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.

See publication

Tags: Analytics, Procurement

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

See publication

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.

See publication

Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Risk Management

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

See publication

Tags: Future of Work, Procurement, Supply Chain

Diversity & Inclusion
Melissa Drew
June 03, 2019

See publication

Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Analytics, Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Change Management, Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement

Strategic Sourcing Building the Foundation
Melissa Drew
February 23, 2016

See publication

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.

See publication

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.

See publication

Tags: Analytics, Procurement

Maximizing Savings Through Procurement Operations
Melissa Drew
January 13, 2015

See publication

Tags: Analytics, Procurement

Supplier Information Performance Management
Melissa Drew
March 08, 2013

See publication

Tags: Analytics, Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Analytics, Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Future of Work, Procurement

Assessing Risk Throughout S2P Lifecycle
Melissa Drew
February 23, 2013

See publication

Tags: Procurement, Risk Management

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

See publication

Tags: Procurement, Risk Management

Principles of Project Management
Melissa Drew
December 18, 2012

See publication

Tags: Procurement

Enhancing Commodity Strategies Through eProcurement
Melissa Drew
June 01, 2009

See publication

Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement

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

See publication

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

See publication

Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

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

See publication

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.

See publication

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.

See publication

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.

See publication

Tags: Analytics, Procurement

4 Quotes
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"

See publication

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.

See publication

Tags: Digital Transformation

"We live each day by what we get, we live our lives by what we give"
Melissa Drew
December 06, 2016

See publication

Tags: Leadership

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

See publication

Tags: Leadership

17 Speaking Engagements
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.

See publication

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.

See publication

Tags: Diversity and Inclusion

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

See publication

Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Supply Chain

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

See publication

Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Risk Management

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

See publication

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.

See publication

Tags: Entrepreneurship, Future of Work, Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Risk Management

Assessing Risk throughout S2P
ProcureCon Indirect
February 12, 2011

See publication

Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Risk Management

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

See publication

Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement, Risk Management

Advantages of eProcurement: On Demand vs Behind Firewall
Melissa Drew
October 08, 2008

See publication

Tags: Digital Transformation, Procurement

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.

See publication

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

See publication

Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

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

See publication

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.

See publication

Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

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

See publication

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?"

See publication

Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, COVID19

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

See publication

Tags: Procurement, Supply Chain

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

See publication

Tags: Future of Work, Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Digital Disruption, Procurement, Supply Chain

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

See publication

Tags: Future of Work, Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

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

See publication

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.

See publication

Tags: Analytics

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

See publication

Tags: Analytics, Digital Transformation, Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Entrepreneurship, Procurement, Supply Chain

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

See publication

Tags: Entrepreneurship, Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Entrepreneurship, Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Entrepreneurship, Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Procurement

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

See publication

Tags: Entrepreneurship, Procurement

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

See publication

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

See publication

Tags: Procurement

Principles of Project Management
Melissa Drew
April 09, 2015

See publication

Tags: 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.

See publication

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.

See publication

Tags: Leadership, Procurement, Supply Chain

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

See publication

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

See publication

Tags: Procurement, Risk Management

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

See publication

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

See publication

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

See publication

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

See publication

Tags: Procurement, Risk Management

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

See publication

Tags: Entrepreneurship, Procurement, Risk Management

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

See publication

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.

See publication

Tags: Procurement, Risk Management, Supply Chain

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

See publication

Tags: Procurement

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.

See publication

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.

See publication

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.

See publication

Tags: Analytics, Procurement

Radar

1 Prediction
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.

See Radar

Blog

Opportunities

Contact MELISSA DREW

Media Kit

Share Profile

Contact Info

  Profile

MELISSA DREW