Source One Round Up: October 23,2015 

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

How to (Properly) Buy in China
At first glance, buying in China may seem appealing. However, buying without caution can quickly turn into a sourcing nightmare. Avoid racking up ancillary costs and running into quality issues by checking out these pricing and quality standard considerations provided by Source One's Project Analyst, Matt Chabanon.

10 Things to Know When it Comes to Telecom Contract Renewal
Will there be any savings?- That is just one of the many surface-scratching questions procurement departments ask when looking to renew telecommunication services contracts. Accounting for 3-6% of a company's revenue, telecommunications services can put a lot of pressure on the business to obtain the best pricing in the market. Source One's Telecommunications Project Analyst, Jacquelyn Palentino shares her ten tips when preparing for telecom contract renewals.

How to Become a Preferred Buyer
When it comes to supplier relationship management, there a number of opportunities for driving vendor value post signing on the contract dotted line. Source One's Supplier Relationship Management Director shares his advice on getting the red carpet treatment from vendors, beyond just savings.

Past Events:
Source One's Happy Hour and Networking event was a huge success! Special Thank You to everyone who came out to celebrate our expansion in Chicago!

UnimarketNow 2015: Earlier this week Source One attended Unimarket Now's Fifth Annual User Conference! Among the highlights was guest speaker Howard Teibel, speaking on effective change management. Source One also joined the conference agenda. Senior Project Manager Diego De la Garza shared with the audience Source One's robust service offering, in addition to moderating the Knowledge Sharing Roundtable.

Mexico as a Strategic Business Partner:
On Oct 22, the U.S Mexico Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois Manufacturing Association hosted a half day conference: Mexico as a Strategic Business Partner, providing insights into the complexities of doing business in Mexico. Among the panel members was Source One’s Senior Project Manager and Mexico sourcing pundit, Diego De la Garza. De la Garza shaed his knowledge into how the manufacturing landscape has changed and offered tips for navigating common challenges.

Upcoming Events:

La Salle University: Wednesday, October, 28th, Source One's Data Scientist, James Patounas will be speaking to La Salle University's School of Business students. Patounas will provide students with real-world examples of data analytics in application in Procurement and Spend Management business functions.

Procurement Excellence 2016: On October 29th Source One looks forward to attending Corporate United's networking and thought leadership event at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Cleveland!

ProcureCon Pharma 2015: Check out Joseph Payne, Source One's VP of professional Services, presenting: Breaking the Procurement Outsourcing Mold - an innovation spotlight.

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