I strategize and write blog content for Tradeshift to support marketing campaigns and build brand authority. I particularly like my work explaining collaboration across accounts payable and treasury and procurement. I’m also proud of my work exploring the “supply chain of everything” from Game of Thrones, to space rockets. And I enjoy writing our newest series on innovators and troublemakers.
Sample copy from “Procurement, meet accounts payable'“
These are the first two paragraphs of our blog post on the benefits of accounts payable and procurement collaborating:
Does AP have anything to do with procurement? We’ve talked before about the great tag-team benefits accounts payable and treasury can have when they work together, but can that sort of de-siloing work for AP and procurement?
On paper, it’s easy to see why they’ve traditionally been kept separate from one another. Procurement is entirely focused on buying the right quality product at the right price for the organization, while accounts payable is focussed on taking care of invoices.
Same copy from “Supply chain of space”
Here’s a sample from our, “supply chain of” series. This one on the supply chain of space rockets:
It’s been a busy few months in space news. This week, NASA scheduled the first all-female spacewalk in history and then promptly canceled it due to a lack of spacesuit availability. And recently, the SpaceX Dragon completed its first mission to the International Space Station. Both instances—one a failure and the other a success—illustrate that manufacturing and sourcing for the space industry is extremely complex, and supply chain management is critical. These stellar examples give us a chance to look at the challenges that come with a complicated supply chain.
Sample Copy from “innovators and troublemakers: the spreadsheet”
And here’s a sample from our, “innovators and troublemakers” series. This one is on the history of the digital spreadsheet:
Prior to 1979, creating a spreadsheet was a nightmare. Quite literally, a “spread sheet” was a sheet you spread out on a large table. It was a handwritten or printed blank table and you had to manually enter every number and equation into it.
Let’s go back in time for a second. Imagine you’re working with a cheese company and they want to know how much money they can earn selling string-cheese for 20 cents more than they have been. You get to create a spreadsheet on 11×17 paper — maybe a few of them taped together if one isn’t big enough — and lay it out on your big old table. Then, you set to work calculating the numbers. This could take you hours and maybe days. You have to do all the math and arithmetic and then double check that every cell has the right information. If there’s a mistake, get out that old manual eraser and fix it.