O'Reilly logo

The CPO: Transforming Procurement in the Real World by Peter Scharbert, Armin Scharlach, Stephen Easton, Michael F. Strohmer, Christian Schuh

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

images

images

Getting a slot in Ross’s calendar is difficult. He’s traveling a good 70% of the time and when he is in his office, just about everyone wants or needs to meet with him. Looking back, it seems the longest conversation I’ve had with Ross was on our flight from Frankfurt to Chicago. “Maybe I should take more long-haul flights with Ross,” I mutter to myself. I pick up the phone and dial Helen, Ross’s assistant.

Helen is the epitome of Midwestern cheerfulness. “Thomas, sorry to keep you waiting for so long. Ross just bumped Kevin Borr off his calendar ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required