Driving Efficiency and Efficacy in Contract Management

Last week I had the opportunity to listen to the Supply Chain Solution Manager at ConocoPhillips, the $62 billion global energy company, speak about how his company streamlined and built a more effective contract management process by leveraging IBM Emptoris Contract Management. Taylor Smith presented a case study that echoed many of the challenges that […]

Continue reading

3 Agile Development Principles to Apply to Contract Development

More doesn’t always equate to better when drafting contract language. I think that’s a principle most contracting organization’s ascribe to and seek to achieve at some level.   Thus, naturally, I was intrigued to catch Carol Savage’s talk at the IACCM Americas Forum last week, where she discussed the IBM Cloud Services Agreement (CSA). The IBM […]

Continue reading

Uncovering Risk in the Supply Chain

I had the pleasure of meeting Lou Ferretti almost a decade ago when I first joined the IBM integrated supply chain team as a new hire out of graduate school. He was presenting on supply chain innovation and risk, and as a recent MBA graduate in the supply chain field, I was hooked. Fast forward […]

Continue reading

Debunking 3 Common Myths about Contract Management Technology

During a recent International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM) conference, I participated in an executive roundtable discussion facilitated by Tim Cummins, the chief executive of IACCM, and attended by about a dozen procurement, legal and contract leaders mostly from Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 companies. During the session, Cummins noted that 62 percent […]

Continue reading