September 1, 2017

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


Cybersecurity in Today's Interconnected Supply Chain: Don't Build an Apartment. Build a House.
Michael Ebbing, ThomasNet, 8/25/2017
When managing a supply chain, it's essential to encourage interconnectivity on all levels. Staying connected, however, presents a distinct series of risks particularly where connections across cyberspace are concerned. In an era of daily data breaches and hacks, cybersecurity is more important than ever. Organizations need to plan for when attacks happen not ponder what they'll do if one should happen to occur. A risk-oriented approach to cloud control and strict data governance could make all the difference in protecting your business assets. Using a clever analogy, Michael Ebbing encourages readers to think of good cybersecurity as similar to a house. It's best, he suggests, to protect yourself with not one, but a great number of locked doors.

Designing a New Breed of Procurement Professional - Part 2
Gary Como, Corporate United, 8/29/2017
The role of procurement departments is evolving. What were once insular teams dedicated to savings numbers are more and more becoming dedicated long-term partners to their clients. Predictably, the new nature of procurement has helped redefine the qualities that typify a successful professional in the field. Companies looking to hire candidates who are 'qualified' in the traditional sense are setting themselves up for disappointment. Knowing your way around Excel is not nearly enough any more. Today's procurement stars are as comfortable managing supplier relationships as they are analyzing a spreadsheet. Hiring managers should embrace change and strive to reflect the shifting nature of procurement in their job listings.


Temple University Fox School Fall Connection: Philadelphia, PA
On September 15th, Source One is taking a trip to the City of Brotherly Love to participate in a networking event at Temple University's Fox School of Business. There, we'll be on the lookout for candidates to join our team as both analysts and interns. For more information contact the Fox School's Center for Student Professional Development at (215) 204-2371.

Procurement and Supply Chain Professionals Happy Hour: Chicago, Illinois
As autumn approaches, Source One approaches its 25th anniversary.  To commemorate this major milestone, we're hosting a happy hour for procurement professionals on September 14th.  RSVP today and help us toast a quarter century of excellence in strategic sourcing.  For more information contact Kaitlyn Krigbaum (

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