ISM 2016 has officially been announced! This year the premiere supply chain management conference will be held in Indianapolis from May 16th-18th. The annual conference is anticipated to be full of elevated learning and networking opportunities. Attendees can catch Source One consultants at Booth #528, and everyone is welcomed to stop by and learn more about our strategic sourcing and spend management solutions.

During the ISM 2015 conference in Phoenix, Arizona, Source One’s VP of Operation William Dorn and Senior Project Manager Diego De la Garza were featured speakers, presenting on Nearshoring to Mexico. A growing trend supply chain management for many U.S-based companies, Source One has supported countless companies relocate supply chain operations to Mexico. Leveraging this experience, Dorn and De la Garza spoke on many of the drivers for nearshoring. While in the past Asian countries offered lower manufacturing costs, the landscape is quickly changing. Far East countries, such as China and Korea face strong competition and rising labor costs. Costs aside, relocating business processes closer to home also means shorter lead times and a reduced risk of IP theft.

At ISM 2016, Source One will again be featured speakers, focusing on a chief concern among Procurement Executives: succession planning and preparing for the future of spend management. The roles of traditional strategic sourcing and procurements departments are changing. Best-in-class companies are moving away from reactive and tactical cost saving strategies to more proactive steps to drive best value solutions. At the forefront of this transition are the people who make up these departments: and the talent paradigm is shifting. Companies are looking outside the box and exploring the options within the contingent workforce. Instead of looking for category-specific experts, many companies are choosing to hire talent with foundational skills that can be applied across a wide range of categories. This means, as described by Source One’s VP of Operations William Dorn in his blog; “identifying the talents and skills of individuals, separating that from commodity subject matter expertise and sharing common resources to get the job done.”

Source One offers a number of different options when it comes to procurement staffing. We can help you identify the right candidate with the right skills set to fill your full time or temporary position. Alternatively, our resources can act as an extension to your team, supporting procurement operations, whether you’re in need a full procurement transformation or a benchmark report to know how your operations compare to others in the industry. We have the experience and the resources to help your organization break down siloes and begin working proactively to achieve your corporate goals.
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