April 13, 2018

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

Recent Blogs:
Pallet Sourcing 101: A Quick Win for Cost Reduction
Ken Ballard, Next Level Purchasing, 4/11/2018
Ballard examines pallets, a spend are he consider a surprising (and surprisingly effective) quick-win opportunity for Procurement groups in a number of industries. Additionally, he explores the different drawbacks and benefits of plastic and wooden pallet. Plastic pallets, he suggests, represent a financial benefit if the rate of pallet return to your facility is particularly high. Low return rates, however, are better served by wood pallets. These are just a few factors that Procurement should take into account. For example, Ballard suggests that plastic pallets are preferable if they'll be exposed to inclement weather, and wooden pallets are better suited to heavy loads.

Recent Interview:
The Evolution of Procurement to Vendor Management with Joe Payne
Joe Payne, Source One's VP of Professionals Services recently sat down for an interview with Vendor Centric. Released as two installments of the Rethinking Vendors podcast, the interview focuses on Procurement's strategic evolution. Paying particular attention to the department's role in managing vendor relationships, Payne offers some of the insights that have distinguished Source One as an innovator in the world of supply chain management.

New Podcast Series:
Procurement Conversations: A Big Year for Amazon
In Source One's newest podcast series, Senior Project Analysts Nick Harasymczuk and Jennifer Engel sit down for a three-part discussion of Amazon's last year. Focusing on the continued growth of their Amazon Business offering and the hunt for HQ2, the conversation sees the two experts join the discussion that's had supply chain professionals talking for months.

Upcoming Events:
14th Annual Strategic Sourcing & Supplier Relationship Management Conference: Chicago, IL
A yearly favorite for supply management professionals, this conference offers something to anyone who's looking to drive a competitive advantage through their supplier relationships. Featuring a packed agenda and a roster of speakers that includes Spend Matters' Jason Busch, the two-day event will provide insights, strategies, and best practices for developing strategic partnerships. From April 17-18, Sourcing Analyst Kaitlyn Krigbaum will join industry peers at the event and bring more market intelligence home to Source One.

REV2018 Jaggaer Conference: Las Vegas, NV
April 24-26, Source One Procurement team will other industry for a conference and networking event dedicated to promoting education, innovation, and acceleration in Procurement. Since 1992, these three ideas have proven central to Source One's suite of Procurement services. Jennifer Ulrich, Associate Director and Procurement Transformation Practice Lead at Source One, will also offer her insights in her discussion Maximizing Fuel Efficiency. She'll provide tips for aligning Procurement's people, processes, and technologies to earn executive buy-in and drive strategic evolution.

ISM2018: Nashville, TN
The year's premier supply chain event is almost here. From May 6-9, Source One's team of Procurement and Strategic Sourcing experts will join their industry peers at the Institute for Supply Management's Annual Conference. In addition to serving as sponsors and exhibitors, Source One's team will co-host a pair of discussions. On May 7, Sourcing Analyst Kaitlyn Krigbaum will offer tips for building a world-class Procurement team in Orchestrating a Procurement Transformation. On May 9, Director Diego De la Garza will present his insights for changing Procurement's perception during his discussion, Overcoming Procurement's Internal Image Problem.

ExecIn: Nashville, TN
Once again, Source One will serve as the exclusive hosts and sponsors of ISM's ExecIn Forum. Reserved for executive-level supply chain professionals, the two-day event features expert led discussions, private sessions with ISM2018's keynote speakers, and countless opportunities for sourcing's true leaders to network, discuss emerging trends, and exchange best practices.

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