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

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Ross invites me to the podium with a handshake, patting me on the back: “Tom, it’s all yours now.” He walks to the back, taking a seat somewhere in the crowd. Now I’m alone in front of the group, unsure whether I’m overwhelmed or insecure. But the adrenaline rushing in my veins takes control, and I look over at John who is now sitting in the front and nodding. I look at the audience, take a deep breath, and start:

“Thank you, Ross. Dear colleagues, after such a speech, it is difficult to find the right words. I’m impressed. I am deeply impressed ...

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