August 25, 2017
Here's a look at where Source One's cost reduction experts have been featured this week!
Fleet: Key Considerations
Jonathan Groda, Buyers Meeting Point, 8/18/2017
Fleet sourcing requires multiple departments to coordinate, but can be extremely rewarding for your bottom line. While sourcing for fleets can be complex, well-managed efforts almost always deliver hard dollar savings when taking a comprehensive sourcing approach. Senior Sourcing Analyst Jonathan Groda explains developing a strategy that focuses on not only saving money, but also long-term partnership potential, technology offerings, and more. Begin by understanding current fleet operations to set a baseline and then aim to develop a fleet category sourcing strategy.
Leveraging Procurement Professionals within IT and Telecom Departments
Leigh Merz, MRA Global, 8/22/2017
Procurement groups offer a holistic and strategic approach to the other departments within their organization, especially for Telecom and IT. While professionals in these groups traditionally need to be more technical, different perspectives can benefit it's operations and the department as a whole. A consultative mindset especially can provide support for managing overall supplier relationships and navigating contractual best practices. In this post, Source One Consultant Leigh Merz recommends considering seeking talent that is not within the typical technical area and exploring candidates who are capable of being more strategic in general.
Procurement and Supply Chain Professionals Happy Hour: Chicago, Illinois
As summer comes to an end, Source One approaches the two-year anniversary of opening the doors of their Chicago office. Since our grand opening, we have hosted a happy hour every year as an opportunity to meet new local professionals in the industry while catching up with old friends. We invite business partners, clients, and other procurement and supply chain professionals in Chicago to join us on September 14th for good food and drinks, and even better conversation. This happy hour is also a great excuse to celebrate Source One's 25th anniversary with some of the people who have been here throughout our journey.