Next week, Source One's Procurement specialists will return to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM)'s Annual Conference. Joining thousands of Supply Chain professionals in Houston, they'll serve as exhibitors, conference sponsors, and the hosts of the ExecIn Forum.

ExecIn is a private, two-day event reserved for senior-level Procurement professionals. Its high-impact agenda features additional sessions with ISM2019's keynote speakers as well as interactive presentations from Fortune 500 thought leaders. Among this year's honored guests are innovators from Dupont, Citi, Hershey, and other household names.

Presenters and attendees alike will address the issues that define Supply Management. In addition to emerging technologies and evolving supply chain risk factors, they'll look at a question that's plagued a generation's worth of CPOs: How can we build a better team?

Procurement's talent gap has inspired conversations and presentations at the last several ISM conferences. This year, it's the subject of an interactive session at ExecIn. 'Building the Perfect Team' will see ExecIn attendees share pain points and elaborate on how they've worked to recruit and retain world-class talent.

Source One Director David Pastore will kick off the session remarking on the importance of consistency in leadership. Building a better team, he suggests, starts with becoming a better, more inspiring leader.

“Just about every leader in Procurement would name consistent improvement as a goal,” says Pastore. “In pursuit of this goal, we ask a lot of our teams. I wonder, however, if we’re all holding ourselves to a high enough standard. I hope to ask the Supply Chain leaders at ExecIn to reflect on whether they’ve provided consistent feedback, consistent challenge, and a consistent sense of purpose to their teams.”

Purposeful leadership promises to serve as a theme throughout ExecIn's two-day agenda. Moderator Jan Griffiths, the Founder and President of Gravitas, considers it an especially important element of Procurement’s ongoing strategic evolution. Throughout the event, she plans to advocate for a new style of leadership that places an emphasis on empowerment, inclusiveness, and inspiration.

Source One's' team will also discuss talent management at ISM2019’s Emerging Professionals Kickoff on April 7th. Consultants and Supply Chain Rising Stars Kaitlyn Krigbaum and Elizabeth Skipor will join other emerging thought leaders to share their experiences and discuss the strategies that have powered them throughout the early stages of their career. Both of Source One’s 30 Under 30 winners look forward to engaging with their peers to gain new insights into Procurement’s future.

Headed to Houston next week? It's not too late to express your interest in ExecIn. Senior-level professionals from non-consulting organizations with at least $1.2 billion in revenue are encouraged to join us. Reach out to Carole Boyle ( today to learn more. Additionally, Conference-goers at every stage in their career are invited to stop by Booth #438 to meet Source One's team.

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