This Month at SIG – January 2023

Here's your monthly update on the latest thought leadership, networking events and training with SIG.

Preparing for the challenges on the horizon with a host of resources to get a jump start on 2023!

A Flexible (and Fast!) Way to Get Certified Now

Did you miss our 2022 open cohort start dates? We have fast-track and self-paced options for all programs if open cohort semester timings do not work for your schedule! Have a large group from your organization interested in taking the program together? We also offer closed cohorts for groups of 20 or more that can start when it is best suitable for your team, and volume discounts are available!


Power Hour Webinars

Sourcing in 2023: The Year of Autonomous Sourcing

Join Dylan Alperin, Head of Professional Services, Keelvar and Magnus Bergfors, Director of Product Marketing, Keelvar as they discuss the rise of the automation revolution and CPO insights and 2023 priorities Keelvar’s 2023 Voices of Sourcing Survey.


Featured Content from Industry Experts

2022 State of Supplier Diversity Report’s 5th State of Supplier Diversity Report revealed big changes in the primary drivers of supplier diversity. More and more companies see programs as a core component of their company culture, and executive and board support is at an all-time high. 

Download the 2022 State of Supplier Diversity Report today to help identify opportunities and challenges within your organization to drive integrated and scalable processes and take your program to the next level.


Procurement in the Spotlight: A New Agenda for a New Era

Agility remains a priority in maintaining operational continuity, while inflation continues to put pressure on profit margins and supplies remain constrained. Meanwhile, procurement leaders have shown their value with 60% of CPOs reporting increased engagement with the C-Suite. CPOs now stand at an important crossroads––staying profitable and operating with agility are among the pressing items CPOs need to tackle.

Read this eBook to explore the five components of today's new procurement agenda.


How Procurement Can Drive ESG Goals for the Enterprise

A new GEP-EcoVadis collaborative white paper — How Procurement Can Drive ESG Goals for the Enterprise — outlines how procurement must evolve to meet sustainability goals. Gain valuable insights into the role of technology and a real-life example of how one enterprise empowered its procurement team.

Download this report to learn how ESG performance insights can influence procurement decisions.


Supply Chain Digital Transformation Guide 2022

This new playbook from GEP — Supply Chain Digital Transformation Guide 2022 — takes a deep dive into the role of digital supply chains in ensuring integration and visibility into the movement of goods and services. 


Sourcing Industry Landscape Podcast

Getting to Know Chris Shaffer, Senior Director, Procurement, Facilities & Biomedical Support, EyeCare Partners

On this episode of the Sourcing Industry Landscape podcast, Dawn is joined by Chris Shaffer, the Senior Director of Procurement, Facilities & Biomedical Support at EyeCare Partners. We learn about Chris’s personal journey throughout his 16+ year career within the Supply Chain function.

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Desmond Williams, Digital Marketing Manager

Desmond Williams is the digital marketing Manager for SIG. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Entrepreneurship and a minor in Sociology from The Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. With a background in Marketing and Sales, relationships are at the core of his values.