COVID-19 Resources for Sourcing, Procurement and Workforce Management

Covid-19 resources

SIG is always asking our event attendees, current and future members, and readers about their current issues and concerns. I have been tracking and analyzing their responses for almost 10 years now. While cost savings and value-add remain consistent and strong priorities, there's no doubt many are very concerned about meeting pandemic-related needs.

We are blessed to have a community of thought leaders and generous, experienced professionals who are willing to share their experiences and describe their wins.

We offer the following resources in your quest for COVID-19 related items specific to sourcing, procurement, and workforce management. You can continue to search for related articles here.

In the resources listed here, you can learn how to set up crow's nest and a war chest, hear how Sprint/T-Mobile are managing the crisis using AI for their spend analytics, specific procurement best practices for today's market, how technology enhances continuity in your workforce and what happens if and when this is "all over." Plus, so much more.

Checklist: 6 Steps for Navigating Through the COVID-19 Storm

Covid-19 has transformed from a short-term hiccup to a perfect storm at an unprecedented pace. It is normal to feel disoriented and to feel like you're running in eight directions at once.

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Coronavirus – Beyond Hand Sanitizer: Mitigating Business Impact and Uncovering the Positive

Hand sanitizer – check. Revised travel policies – check. Work-from-home plan – check. You've got the basics down. Now it's time to make a strategic business plan for the next few months and...

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Why Technology is at the Heart of a Strategy of Resilience

Surviving and thriving in the coming years will be at the forefront of every companies' plans as they look to strategies during the likely recession. Central to riding out the storm will be the...

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How to Survive a Volatile Coronavirus-Induced 2020 with AI-Driven Spend Analytics and Insights

Procurement is dealing with unprecedented volatility due to the coronavirus, mergers and an impending recession in 2020. Data is a powerful tool for procurement. In order to be agile and move...

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Everything is Different, But Nothing Has Changed

While this has been a time of economic uncertainty and varying business challenges, the principles of a successful contingent workforce program remain steadfast. Join PRO Unlimited to learn about...

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Building a Resilient Supply Chain

Join ProcureAbility as we discuss how to build a resilient supply chain in a time of disruption and beyond. 

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Procurement with Purpose in the COVID-19 Era

In the midst of a global health crisis, companies are urgently looking for ways to protect their customers, clients, and communities, while facing complex and critical business challenges.

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Understanding Deal Economics: A Negotiating for Humans Collaboration Principle

Negotiating deals for business transformation is tricky at the best of times and will become increasingly intense in the coming months.

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A Global CPO 2025 Study: Deep Insights for CPOs In Light of COVID-19

Oliver Wyman's Global CPO 2025 study provides enlightenment on the role of the CPO in the years to come, as well as important strategic questions for Chief Procurement Officers to focus on in...

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Sourcing's Role in Workforce Continuity in a Time of Crisis

This session will include strategies and technology you can put into action to address three of today's most pressing Workforce Continuity challenges.

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Coronavirus Town Hall - COVID-19 + Your Business: What You Need to Do NOW

SIG CEO and President Dawn Tiura invites industry experts from Oliver Wyman for an interactive discussion on the current global pandemic and the next steps that all businesses should take. They...

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Coronavirus Town Hall - Leveraging the Power of Procurement to Address COVID-19

In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, organizations are searching for ways to support the needs of their communities, while still...

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Coronavirus Response: Fraud, P2P and Vendor Management Safeguards - Protecting cash and rapidly vetting suppliers in a crisis

In this installment of our "Coronavirus Response" series, Spend Matters will explore fraud, P2P and vendor management safeguards. With the COVID-10 crisis creating new fires for procurement to put...

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Building Resilience in Times of Business Uncertainty: A framework for Finance and Procurement leaders

This guide provides a framework for Finance and Procurement leaders to build a resilient company in uncertain times. The capabilities in the framework empower leaders to make the best decisions at...

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Procurement's Guide to Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed corporate America's agenda, and especially that for procurement organizations. COVID-19 will likely have long-term effects on the priorities and technique for procurement globally. In this webinar, ProcureAbility will share predictions for how procurement will change, and practical recommendations for new tools and approaches that you can apply to help your company navigate through this crisis now, and be more effective in the future.

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How Contract Analytics Help Supply Chain Continuity During Disruptions

In only the last five years, we've seen natural disasters, Brexit, more cybersecurity breaches, trade wars, pandemics like COVID-19 and more. The increasing frequency of disruptive global events makes it clear that responding to supply chain interruptions is a new norm of the modern business landscape.

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The Post-Pandemic 2020 Outlook: Key Focus Areas for Procurement and Supply Chain

The first few months of this year put to rest any late-2019 predictions of what 2020 would look like. And COVID-19 isn't all that has rattled the world recently. Business leaders have to navigate an economic downturn, a complex political landscape, environmental concerns, and ever-evolving digital technology innovation and disruption. How should procurement and supply chain teams organize for the rest of 2020 — and beyond?

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Three Tips for Dealing with Pandemic-Driven Risk

A new survey by Gartner shows only 12% of organizations felt prepared for the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in March. And while 26% of those surveyed believe the coronavirus will have little or no impact on their business, just 2% of companies believe they can continue business as usual.

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Why "Paper Compliance" is Not Good Enough in a Post-COVID-19 World

An unlikely health and safety pandemic has thrown the world into a tailspin. Regulatory changes related to COVID-19 are already touching all facets of the industry. They are likely to continue to evolve at a brisk pace, making it difficult for some employers to keep up.

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Managing Risks in a GBS Environment post-COVID-19

Risk optimization and mitigation are essential within any Global Business Services (GBS) environment to proactively protect the enterprise from potential threats and enable confident business decisions. COVID-19 has uncovered previously unknown vulnerabilities, which left business leaders and board members scrambling for solutions to plot a course to stabilization.

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In our CPO & Executive Virtual Series this past week, we had the very fortunate experience of hosting buy-side sourcing executives from LapCorp, Marsh & McLennan, and PwC. It was incredible to listen to stories about sourcing items such as testing swabs, or how to build a virtual war room for daily briefings, or onboarding interns during work from home times.    

The conversations and thought leadership will continue in our weekly webinars, our SRC, our virtual events for all levels of professionals, here on our blog, in our podcasts, and at Future of Sourcing.


Mary Zampino, Vice President – Content, Research & Analytics

Mary Zampino is the Vice President – Content, Research & Analytics at SIG and has over 20 years of experience in information technology and over 15 years of experience in sourcing. Prior to joining SIG, Mary worked at Enporion, where she was responsible for the analysis, configuration, execution and award evaluation for over one thousand sourcing events, across a diverse range of direct and indirect categories. Mary is committed to customer service and considers information sharing and usability the top priorities for any project or organization. Mary holds a Bachelor's Degree in Information Science from the Florida State University and has completed certifications in Health Information Technology and Requirements Gathering.