May 4, 2018

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

Recent Blog:
New School vs. Old School Methodology: When Using eSourcing Software Isn't the Solution 
Jennifer Engel, My Purchasing Center, 5/3/2018
Procurement professionals are constantly confronted with new technologies. The crowded, evolving landscape often makes it challenging to assess solutions and make truly strategic choices. Many organizations devote time and resources to implementing new technology only to find that their solution is poorly suited to Procurement's needs. Senior Project Analyst Jennifer Engel suggests some questions to ask before selecting new Procurement technology. It's essential, she says, to ensure the potential benefit of a tool will outweigh the upfront investment. By assessing their supply base and maintaining open communication, Procurement can ensure their technology proves strategically valuable for the long-term.

Recent Podcasts:
ISM2018 Session Insights (Episode 11) - Orchestrating a Successful Procurement Transformation
Sourcing Analyst Kaitlyn Krigbaum joins ISM2018 Session Insights to discuss the presentation she'll deliver on Day 2 of this year's conference. Focusing, on brand development, she offers tips for marketing procurement internally to achieve executive buy-in. A strong brand, she suggests, is the key to refining Procurement's recruitment efforts and helping the department mature into a fully strategic business partner.

Upcoming Events:
ISM2018: Nashville, TN
May 6-9, Source One's Procurement experts will join their industry peers at the Institute for Supply Management's Annual Conference. In addition to sponsoring the premier supply chain event, Source One's Procurement leaders will co-host a pair of thought leadership sessions. On May 7, Sourcing Analyst Kaitlyn Krigbaum will discuss refining Procurement's brand identity in Orchestrating a Procurement Transformation: A Symphony of Recruiting, Branding, and Leading. On May 9, Director Diego De la Garza will offer best practices for improving Procurement's reputation to achieve executive buy-in Overcoming Procurement's Internal Image Problem.

ExecIn: Nashville, TN
May 7-8, Source One's team will serve as the hosts and sponsors of ISM's ExecIn Forum. Reserved for executive-level supply management professionals, the event's agenda includes expert-led discussions, private sessions with ISM2018's keynote speakers, and countless opportunities for industry leaders to exchange best practices and discuss emerging supply chain trends.
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