Source One Round Up: May 6, 2016

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

Redefining Procurement Outsourcing: Looking Beyond the Limited Resources of Traditional BPOs
To alleviate the burdens of reoccurring tactical processes, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement departments have long outsourced (perceived) low value tasks to procurement services providers. However, as Procurement functions evolve and more strategically align to the needs of the business, traditional outsourcing models become inadequate for addressing the changing challenges. In Source One's newest procurement insights report, we're taking a look at the limitations of traditional outsourcing models and identifying a solution: one-stop-shop procurement services providers. 


Procurement Revisits Supplier Selection Criteria for Medical Devices
The market for medical devices is experiencing a major slowdown - causing industry leaders by the likes of Johnson and Johnson to take extreme measures to revive these business areas. However, the space has seen rapid growth in the areas of robotics and and trauma - changing the way companies utilize medical devices. This week Source One analyst Iyana Lester provides you with key considerations for sourcing medical devices to ensure they meet the industry's scientific, engineering, marketing, and regulatory requirements. 

The Legacy Disadvantage
Can you imagine finding 80% savings within your telecom spend? If you're still using legacy services, chances are significant savings are a very real outcome. Source One's Telecom Project Manager Leigh Merz shares her tips for finding telecom savings, especially when it comes to replacing legacy services. Most importantly, it begins with first taking a look at the services and features you're paying for. 


The Leadership Fast Track: Learn more about ISM2016's People Track for the co-chair himself: Howard Levy. Levy shares why conferences such as the Institute for Supply Management's Annual Conference is a valuable experience for a supply management professional at any level in their career. He also shes insight into the session he will be moderating titled Transformation Superchargers: What Private Equity Expects from Sourcing Leaders. 

Exec IN Spotlight: Want to know what top executives from industry leading organizations discuss when they get together to address supply chain challenges and solutions? Naseem Malik - co-chair of ISM2016's People Track has been moderating the CPO panel of Exec IN for the last three years, and will be returning to the event again this year to pull insights from the executives leading the industry. We sat down with Malik to get the inside scoop on the exclusive event, including the hot topics of focus for this year's sub-conference. 

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