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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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Summer is nearly over. Driving to the office, I reflect on the last couple of months. A lot has happened. I’m pleased by the turnaround I’ve managed in procurement. What seemed like a disaster has become one of my greatest professional successes so far. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same for my home life. Despite many attempts from my side—and if I’m honest, attempts from Heidi’s side—we have grown even further apart. Any innocent conversation between us has the potential to turn into a bitter argument. And in every argument things are said that ...

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