February 9, 2018

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

Recent Podcasts:

Setting Attainable Goals for Procurement
Establishing savings targets without truly understanding Procurement's capabilities can leave your team disappointed and your resources depleted.  Even the most aggressive effort can't make up for a lack of people, tools, time, or processes.  Source One Director Diego De la Garza joins the podcast to discuss the importance of conducting Procurement maturity assessments. Taking a thorough unbiased look at Procurement, he suggests, can not only help companies avoid disappointment, but help them to better equip the department down the road.

LTL Procurement: Insights and Best Practices
Procurement initiatives in any industry or spend category rely on apples-to-apples comparisons.  Establishing a level playing field for judging suppliers is the only way to determine the true strategic value of their offerings.  In Less-than-Truckload Logistics sourcing, these comparisons are particularly difficult to come by.  Over the years, carriers in the space have developed their own personal pricing and discount structures.  Source One Senior Consultant Ken Ballard joins the Source One Podcast to discuss navigating the category.  With his insights, you'll optimize your route guide and better negotiate strategic partnerships with carriers. 

Many companies are learning the hard way that great Procurement talent won't do them any good if everyone is constantly looking for the door.  Senior Project Analyst Nick Harasymczuk to provide tips for retaining Procurement hires and ensuring they reach their full potential.  Countless companies are devoting time and resources to vetting and recruiting Procurement talent.  Harasymczuk suggests they should consider taking the same pains to make sure they stick around.  He offers insights for empowering the next generation of supply management leaders.

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