Press Releases

August 03, 2017 University of St. Thomas, Cameron School of Business and SIG form Academic Alliance Partnership

Sourcing Industry Group (SIG), the premier membership organization for sourcing, procurement and outsourcing executives, along with the University of St. Thomas (UST), Cameron School of Business (CSB), a private liberal arts institution committed to the religious, ethical and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education, today announced its strategic partnership to advance all organizations and professionals in the Global Business Services (GBS) industry. This academic alliance will leverage SIG and UST’s leading programs to bring the next generation of education, training and certification opportunities to the emerging GBS industry worldwide.

August 01, 2017 Executives from Carnival Australia, Qantas Airways, GSK and SAP Fieldglass will speak at SIGnature Event in Sydney

SIG, the premier membership organization for sourcing, procurement and outsourcing executives, today announces a one-day SIGnature event to be held in Sydney, Australia on the 31st of August, 2017. SIG is thrilled to return to Sydney this year after facilitating a successful Symposium in 2016.

July 28, 2017 SIG is Coming to Boston for Executive Immersion Program and Thought Leadership Forum

SIG, the premier membership organization for sourcing, procurement and outsourcing executives, today announced the Executive Immersion Program (EIP) and SIGnature event taking place in Boston, MA. This is the launch of the EIP in Boston and the return of the SIGnature Event, formerly known as the Regional Roundtable and Symposium program.

July 25, 2017 SIG University Fall Semester Begins September 18th

SIG University, a comprehensive, online certification curriculum focused on strategic sourcing and governance practices and methodologies today announces the next start date for its Certified Sourcing Professional and Certified Supplier Management Professional curriculum.

May 09, 2017 SIG University Launches Certified Supplier Management Professional (CSMP) Curriculum

SIG University, a comprehensive, online certification curriculum focused on strategic sourcing, governance practices and methodologies today announces the launch of the Certified Supplier Management Professional curriculum.

The five-week course commences on June 26 and helps companies put effective governance programs in place by training students on contract administration, compliance, risk mitigation, performance, governance operating models, talent management support, transformation and more.

April 18, 2017 SIG Announces Launch of Updated Online Resource Center with 5,000+ Sourcing-Specific Documents

SIG, the premier membership organization for sourcing, procurement and outsourcing executives, today announces the launch of it’s new SIG Resource Center (SRC).

The SRC was developed by sourcing practitioners as a tool for other industry professionals to utilize best practice content without having to reinvent the wheel. With over 5,000 tools, templates, methodologies, processes, whitepapers and archived presentations, the SRC is the most robust thought leadership content library available tailored specifically for sourcing professionals.

April 10, 2017 SIG is Coming to Chicago for Chief Procurement Officer Event and All-Day Thought Leadership Forum Focused on Talent

SIG, the premier membership organization for sourcing, procurement and outsourcing executives, today announces a one-day talent-focused SIGnature event to be held in Chicago, Illinois on April 19, 2017, followed by a 3-hour CPO networking event and breakfast meeting on April 20th.

April 06, 2017 SIG’s LatAm Alliance Working Council Appoints New Board Co-Chairman and Member

SIG’s LatAm Alliance Working Council, the industry’s leading association for IT services and business process outsourcing in Latin America, today announced the election of Nigel Storey, COO and Senior Director of Johnson & Johnson Design as Board Co-Chair and Jorge Agnese, Vice President, Professional Services of AAJ Technologies as Board member.

April 05, 2017 Executives from Honda, Progressive Insurance, Huntington National Bank and Abercrombie & Fitch Attending SIG Events in Columbus to Discuss Sourcing Best Practices

SIG, the premier membership organization for sourcing, procurement and outsourcing executives, today announces a one-day SIGnature event to be held in Columbus, Ohio this week, preceded by a 3-hour CPO networking event and breakfast meeting. The CPO Meet & Eat will kick off the events in Columbus on Thursday, April 6. An exclusive group of C-level executives will convene to discuss the CPO agenda and priorities for 2017, share a meal and hear from their peers.

March 15, 2017 SIG Global Executive Summit Kicks Off in Amelia Island, Florida

SIG, the premier membership organization for sourcing, procurement and outsourcing executives, is pleased to announce the kickoff of the Global Executive Summit with a focus on automation and artificial intelligence.

SIG is showcasing the latest in automation throughout the Summit with keynotes including "Digital Disciplines: How the New IT is Different," led by Joe Weinman, author of Cloudonomics and Digital Disciplines; "The Age of Symbiosis: Thriving in the Digital Ecosystem," led by Avasant; and "RPA in Action: Your Robot Recruits Revealed," led by Symphony Ventures, a leading RPA pure play company. Symphony is working with SIG members Honda North America, Denali – a WNS company, and PeopleTicker to automate a common business process using Blue Prism's RPA software. Over the course of the Summit, the process of identifying, pricing, selecting, hiring and onboarding a contingent worker will be digitized.

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