The Current State of Digital Readiness: Mastering the Supply Chain Data Challenge

NOVEMBER 20TH 2019 @ 11AM US Eastern Time; 4PM UK Time

A 45-Minute Live Q&A with Philip Ideson and Joseph Yacura

Made possible thanks to the support of Ivalua


Organizations preparing to embark on a digital transformation journey quickly discover that without quality data, they will be unable to proceed towards their goals. Before it can be actionable, data has to be captured, cleansed, centralized and analyzed. When quality data is available, the transformation effort can continue, but without it, an entirely different focus is required. This AOP Live session will interpret and comment on the results of the third annual Data Quality and Governance Study conducted by Dr. Robert Handfield of N.C. State and Joseph Yacura of Supply Chain Management, LLC. 

The resulting research addresses the critical need for supply chain leaders to focus on the intersection of data quality, governance and decision making. In addition, Handfield and Yacura’s research provides insights into the digital readiness of data created as a result of procurement and supply chain transactions: data oversight and ownership, tools used for data analysis, data cleansing and organization.  


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Joseph Yacura has served in several senior executive management positions at IBM, Pacific Bell, American Express, InterContinental Hotels Group, Bank of America, Information Services Group and most recently at Fannie Mae. Joseph has more than 30 years of supply chain experience and serves on various academic and professional advisory boards.  

Joseph earned his MBA in Finance and MS in Accounting from Binghamton University and an MQM in Quality Management from Loyola University. He also graduated from the Senior Executive Program at Stanford University and has published over 40 articles on Supply Chain Management, Risk Management and Autonomous Intelligent Systems.  

Joseph is currently a lecturer at Sonoma State University in “Operations Research and Supply Chain Management”.  

Art of Procurement

Philip Ideson is the founder and host of Art of Procurement.

Philip helps procurement leaders challenge the status quo and deliver change with confidence. He has 20 years' experience across the procurement value chain as a practitioner, consultant and service provider. Originally from the UK, he has lived and worked across Europe, Asia, and North America.


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