Source One Round Up

March 31, 2017

Here's a look at where Source One's cost reduction
 experts have been featured this week!

Is UNSPSC Really the Best Route? 3 Reasons 'For' ...
When it comes to selecting a classification taxonomy, UNSPSC is often a first choice for many organizations. While these standards have their advantages, there are other options that may be more suitable depending on the goals of your organization. Source One Consultant Brian Seipel's two part series begins with this post advising a thorough evaluation of the goals for the spend analysis project, and considering the benefits of a standardized taxonomy. Ultimately, he suggests selecting a standard taxonomy to get a kick start to the project, which can be beneficial in the long run. 

Countdown to ISM2017 Episode 2: Achieving Transparency for Continuous Cost Reduction
In Episode 2 of the Countdown to ISM series, Source One Consultant Ken Ballard discusses how a transparent supply chain can offer support in achieving continuous cost reduction. This is the first of a multi-episode contribution from Ballard, highlighting effective methods for ensuring your business is earning unending savings. The Countdown to ISM2017 series by Source One features category experts and procurement professionals offering their insights in anticipation of the international conference hosted by the Institute for Supply Management in just a few months.

ISM 2017
Source One is looking forward to one of the most anticipated industry events of 2017, the Institute for Supply Management's annual conference in May! ISM2017 is an international event that brings together over 2,500 global supply chain and procurement professionals for four days of networking, educational sessions, and exclusive opportunities to work with experts in the supply chain and procurement industry. ExecIn, a sub-conference featured at ISM2017, is designed specifically for supply management leaders and is exclusively hosted by Source One. With a specified audience, ExecIn offers the opportunity to reevaluate processes through sessions prepared by select presenters for executives at non-consulting organizations.

The Road to SYNERGY - Baltimore, MD
 Baltimore, Maryland is the first stop on the Road to SYNERGY, where procurement pros in the area can network on June 6th. Corporate United hosts these regional events in anticipation of their annual national conference SYNERGY, to be held later in the year. The Road to SYNERGY series includes one day opportunities for collaboration on a smaller scale, before procurement and supply chain professionals from around the country gather during the national conference. As a Gold Sponsor, Source One is looking forward to these focused opportunities to share their innovative category solutions with other experts in the industry from across the nation.

ISM- New York Annual Conference- Procurement Risk Management
Originally scheduled for late March, this annual event was postponed due to Snow Storm Stella. The Institute for Supply Management's New York Chapter rescheduled it's annual Procurement Risk Management conference for June 14th, and the itinerary remains as originally planned. Procurement and risk management experts can still anticipate this one day event to collaborate and share their predictions of industry trends in the upcoming year. Source One's procurement and supply chain experts are also looking forward to share their insights and exchange expectations for 2017 through the variety of educational and informative sessions presented by experts in the industry.
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