Procurement in the Gig Economy

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 00:00

As Baby Boomers resume their workforce exodus and Millennials continue to grow as the nation's largest generation, workforce trends and the shifting talent pool have significant implications for Procurement. In this session, ProcureAbility will share insights from their latest thought-provoking benchmarking study. They will look at trends, forecasts and best practices that leading procurement organizations are using to thrive in this new era of talent.


Learning Objectives
  • About hybrid organizational models and building a culture with virtual employees
  • How to apply crowdsourcing to the Procurement function
  • About automation and AI and their role in the organization of the future
  • How to manage knowledge and measure success

John Evans

President & CEO

John Evans is President and CEO of ProcureAbility™ and has worked in the procurement and supply chain space for more than 20 years—including senior positions with McDonnell Douglas and A.T. Kearney—before co-founding ProcureAbility in 1996 (formerly known as Denali Advisory, Talent, Recruiting, and Intelligence).

John has advised dozens of Global 1000 companies in the U.S., Europe, and Asia/Pacific. He focuses exclusively on strategic procurement and supply chain solutions, and has led engagements relating to Supply Chain and Procurement Transformation, Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Management and Development, Supply Chain Strategy, and Logistics Optimization.

John has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

Marenna Anderson

Senior Vice President

Marrena L. Anderson is Senior Vice President with ProcureAbility, formerly known as Denali Advisory, Talent, Recruiting, and Intelligence. With over 20 years of experience in the Human Capital industry, Marrena has started, managed, and strengthened client-driven talent acquisition organizations. Prior to joining ProcureAbility, Marrena served many leading Fortune 1000 companies in procurement recruitment, business development, and project management. In these roles, she was responsible for developing and leading best-in-class operations and driving business growth.

Marrena is an often-sought expert providing current insights into hiring trends and best practices in the procurement and supply chain talent space.  She maintains an extensive network of procurement and supply chain professionals.

Marrena holds a Bachelor’s degree in business from Western Michigan University.