Source One Round Up: December 25, 2015 

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


A Merger of Colossal Proportions 
Quite a few industries have been a buzz lately with talks of major mergers - Pfizer and Allergan in the biopharmaceutical sector, brewers Anheuser-Busch and SABMiller and chemical manufacturers Dow and DuPont. When is comes to supply chain management what do these companies need to focus on, should their mergers happen? This week, Source One's Associate Director Jennifer Ulrich weighs in on the impact these mergers will have on their industries, as well as how to successfully plan and coordinate the combined spend categories. 

The Island of IT Part I & Part II
Even the most mature Strategic Sourcing and Procurement departments are still shunned out of the IT spend category. While there are a number of excuses for why these two departments work separately, there are still ways to overcome these challenges so Procurement departments can optimize IT spend. In part I of her blog series, Source One's Project Manager, Torey Guingrich explores these excuses and how Procurement professionals can navigate these hurdles to get the necessary stakeholder buy-in. But, what do you do once you're able to overcome these hurdles? - make sure you deliver on the value of procurement you promised.  In her follow up blog piece, Torey explains how to ensure procurement working together with IT is a valuable experience. 


Source One's Year in Review: 2015
2015 has been quite a year for Source One! We've grown significantly - opening the doors to a new and larger Chicago Office allowing us to expand our Mid-West presence, welcomed bright new talent to our team, created new partnerships, and made strides in our thought leadership efforts. In addition to our growth, we've observed a number of trends in the industry as well. For an in depth look at Source One's observations and what we're looking forward to in 2016, check out our year in review infographic. 

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