As this milestone year comes to a close, Source One Management Services, LLC fondly looks back on 2012.

A year of celebration.
Source One, founded in 1992, was proud to celebrate its 20th Anniversary this year.  To celebrate this momentous occasion, Source One produced a multimedia presentation depicting the history of the company's strategic sourcing and procurement expertise.  Evolving from its simple beginnings as an advocate for buyers into a leading procurement services firm that provides cost savings for leading global companies, Source One looks forward to further growth and success in the future. 

A year of recognition.
In the beginning of 2012, Joe Payne, Source One's Vice President of Professional Services, was honored with Supply & Demand Chain Executive's Pros to Know award.  This honor recognized Joe as a thought leader helping to shape the supply chain industry and advancing the discipline. 

The company as a whole was also recognized for the seventh consecutive year by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine for its work as a procurement solution provider leading companies to supply chain excellence with the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 award. 

Source One was also the proud recipient of a brand new award, the Green Supply Chain Award, for helping customers meet their green or sustainable supply chain goals.  Source One's team of procurement experts were recognized for their work in helping a national retailer identify suppliers of green products to enhance the client's already socially conscious business practices.

A year of shared knowledge.
After the 2011 release of "Managing Indirect Spend: Enhancing Profitability Through Strategic Sourcing," the authors and their colleagues have been in high demand to share their sourcing expertise with the rest of the industry. In early fall, Joe Payne and Bill Dorn were asked to present "Huge Savings Now Possible with Collaborative Sourcing" to an audience of education industry buyers and suppliers. The two speakers also participated in a roundtable discussion entitled "Strategic Alignment with Suppliers for Mutual Benefit" at that same event.

Bill Dorn partnered with to host a webcast even entitled "Cost Management: Eliminate Procurement Practices that Increase Costs & Risk" which was presented to an audience of financial executives. 

Diego De la Garza, Source One's Liaison to Latin American Markets, was requested to provide two webinars to his Alma Mater, the Universidad LaSalle's School of Business in Mexico City, Mexico.  The audience of students and staff attended Diego's video conference where he provided his professional perspective on business and career development.

A year of old and new.
For the past five years, Source One has partnered with Corporate United, the nation's largest group purchasing organization, to develop new category offerings.  Impressed by Source One's professional staff and superior performance, a new supplier agreement was founded for telecommunications management services.  The new offering provides Corporate United members with three unique telecommunications solutions backed by 20 years of experience with strategic sourcing and telecommunications.

Source One excitedly looks to 2013 to offer new opportunities for growth and success.
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