The year's premier supply chain event is finally here. On Sunday, May 6th, Experts from Source One's cost reduction and strategic sourcing team joined thousands of their industry peers in Nashville, Tennessee at the Institute for Supply Management's Annual Conference. Together, they'll enjoy four days of networking and thought-provoking discussions.

Once again, the Procurement leaders are attending the conference as exhibitors, sponsors, presenters, and the exclusive hosts at ExecIn.

Steven Belli, Source One's CEO, remarks, "Our team waits all year for ISM's Annual Conference. The event is the perfect opportunity to both share and absorb supply chain insights.  We always leave the conference even more confident in Procurement's potential to function as a strategic business partner."

Day 1's festivities included expert-led discussions on such subjects as improving Procurement's strategic relationships and maintaining resilience in the face of supply chain disruptions. The evening's CPO Town Hall drew a particularly large crowd. Representing a variety of industries, the half-dozen panelists engaged the audience in nearly two hours of discussion. Paying special attention to Procurement Transformation and digitalization, they offered attendees tips for optimizing Procurement's strategic impact.

Source One brought ISM2018's first day to a close on a high note. Welcoming old and new friends to a networking happy hour, the spend management leaders spent the night networking and exchanging success stories.

The conference is just getting started. Today, Sourcing Analyst Kaitlyn Krigbaum will offer tips for refining Procurement's brand in Orchestrating a Successful Procurement Transformation: A Symphony of Recruiting, Branding, and Leading. She joins an impressive roster of over 100 industry-recognized presenters.

Day 2 will also see Source One kickoff the ExecIn Forum. Reserved for leading supply management professionals, the event will feature private sessions with ISM2018's keynote speakers and additional sessions focused on the future of supply chain management.

Couldn't make it to ISM2018? Check out Source One's recent podcast series ISM2018 Session Insights. Over 11 episodes, the procurement optimization team discusses some of the trends and topics that promise to dominate ISM2018's conversations. Additionally, make sure to check the Strategic Sourceror throughout the week for more updates.

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