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Source One was busy last quarter, and the media took notice!

With Source One's move to new headquarters in April, we could fully facilitate our Supply Chain Center of Excellence -- our think-tank for developing best and next practices for the future procurement industry. ThomasNet covered the news in its IMT Procurement Journal. Buyers Meeting Point took notice as well, stating that "many procurement organizations have been around long enough that they are in need of a re-tooling." And as you may have seen earlier today, tED Magazine used the Center of Excellence's focus on supplier relationship management as the basis for its interview of Joe Payne last month.

Of special note is This network of Philadelphia-area newspapers covered not only Source One's move, but tapped us as a source for information in their article "More Companies Commit to Made In The USA," where we were able to speak on reshoring as well as the rising popularity of nearshoring initiatives. 

As part of our addition of a Supply Chain Center of Excellence, Source One needed to offer more channels of communication within the company to foster idea development. The most successful additional channel so far has clearly been our Charity Pool Tournament, and business-minded blog gave special mention to it late last month. 

Also in the news was Director David Pastore's and Senior Project Manager Jennifer Ulrich's speaking at Widener University. The duo spoke to an audience of finance whizzes on the relationship troubles that can occur between procurement and finance, and took some time afterwards to answer questions. David wrote up the answers to the most commonly asked questions for an interesting read in ThomasNet, and the article can be found here.

As a final bit of Center of Excellence coverage, PI Window on the World's Jon Hansen sat with William Dorn and Joe Payne to interview the duo on the changes in the procurement industry, and you can hear the first part of the interview here.

As busy as this just-concluded quarter has been, the next one's stacking up to be even busier. Stay tuned!

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Nicholas Hamner

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