FOREWORD
Dear Reader,

Stephen Covey, the author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, famously said, “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” My interpretation of this observation is to “stay focused.”

The “main thing” for procurement is adding value to our business. Each day,  we encounter new business challenges. I am impressed by the agility, resilience, adaptation, and collaboration of people in every part of the procurement value chain. Together, we have maintained focus. We continue to optimize our unique ecosystems through transformational initiatives that drive value.

As with each edition of the Lever, I hope we provide insights that help you maintain your focus. In this issue, learn how to tame your data, tell your story so stakeholders listen, and build a roadmap for digital innovation. 

Keep the main thing the main thing,
Alpar
 
ASK ALPAR
#AskAlpar: Why is Data a Big Challenge for Procurement These Days?

The word “data” comes from the Latin word “Datum” – which is “a given thing in the past.” Data is everywhere. In this episode of #AskAlpar, we dive into the big question, “Why is data such an important topic for Procurement these days?” Watch the short episode now.
 
DIGITAL PROCUREMENT
Successful digital transformation requires more than innovative technology. A sound digital agenda has a firm grounding in total business alignment, procurement’s future state vision, and an honest maturity assessment of readiness and current technology.

Where are you in your digital transformation journey? Regardless of your starting point, we can help you to quickly evolve into a high-efficiency and insights-led Digital Procurement organization. Discover Our Approach to Digital Transformation.

If you are looking to take your digital transformation strategy to the next level and build your own digital roadmap, this guidebook will get you from the start to finish. Download the Digital Guidebook.

 
PRO-TIP SERIES
Looking for some quick inspirations? Browse our latest, trending 'Pro-Tip' videos. Watch our playlist.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Plenary Panel: Top 5 Covid-19 agility lessons learned, ProcureCon Europe 2020

Join Denis Royer from WNS Denali and CPOs from leading companies including Nestle, Co-op and Santander on Tuesday, Oct 13 at 11:40 AM CET, as we will discuss "How to rapidly adapt your procurement strategy to address sudden and significant demand and supply shocks while also prioritizing long-term initiatives to meet your business’ needs." Register today.
Keynote: The Power of Storytelling, SIG Global Executive Summit 2020

Join Greg Anderson from WNS Denali and Josh Brammer (marketing expert and storytelling coach) from Lantern for a LIVE Keynote session on Wednesday, Oct 14 at 2:30 PM EST. We will explore how to adopt a communication framework that gets results and helps you make a greater impact in your organization. 

Bright side: All buy-side practitioners are eligible to attend this Summit for FREE!
 
SPOTLIGHT
We are proud to be named a Top Workplace by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette!

The recognition of being a great place to work in the current times feels extra special, especially as our teams come together to demonstrate resilience and help our clients HyperSurge from the crisis.

If you want to foster and build an award-winning team culture, here are a few tips to help. Learn the tips.
 
NEW PLAYERS
WNS Denali is excited to welcome the new hires in Leadership roles. Join us to give them a warm welcome! #WeWNSDenali #ProcurementPeople
 
TOP LEVERS FOR YOU
 
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