This Month at SIG – August 2019

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This month, SIG announces the finalists for the Future of Sourcing Awards, you’ve got one more shot to earn a sourcing, supply chain or risk management certification in 2019, and SIG CEO and President Dawn Tiura needs your help with a tail spend question.

Future of Sourcing Awards Finalists

The finalists for the second annual Future of Sourcing Awards were announced Thursday, August 1. To see who advanced as a finalist in eight team categories and two individual categories, check out Future of Sourcing on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, or visit the Future of Sourcing Awards website

Awards finalists will present on the details of their innovative projects during Ted Talk-style breakout sessions during the SIG Fall Global Executive Summit in Carlsbad, California, which runs from October 14 to 16, 2019. The winner in each category will be announced during an awards ceremony on Wednesday, October 16. For more information on how to attend the Awards ceremony, visit the Future of Sourcing Awards website. If you’re already planning to attend the Global Executive Summit, the Awards dinner is included with your ticket. 

Last Chance to Earn a Certification in 2019

Enrollment is open for SIG University classes beginning on September 30. This is your last chance to earn a certification in sourcing, supplier management or third party risk in 2019.

When you enroll in a SIG University certification program, you’ll learn alongside professionals who work at Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies. Over 1,000 people from more than 200 companies representing 17 countries have earned a SIG University certification.

Here’s why Fortune 500 and Global 1000 company leaders choose SIG University:

  • SIG University faculty are thought leaders and practitioners who hold senior leadership positions.
  • The curriculum utilizes real-world examples and case studies to equip you with the tools to compete in a global workforce that is undergoing drastic transformation.
  • You can quickly begin applying what they learn so you'll see an immediate return on investment.
  • You can continue your professional responsibilities while earning an internationally recognized industry credential.

Discounts are available when you pay your tuition by September 3 and volume discounts are also available for teams. Ready to get started on your certification journey?

If Your Tail Spend Could Talk …

Dawn Tiura had a great panel discussion at #CoupaInspire that she wants to continue in a blog post, but needs your help. An interesting question came from the audience and the conversation turned to third-party risk management and tail spend – that we don’t know the amount of risk that could be sitting in the tail because we don’t address it.

Here's how you can help Dawn: If you could ask your tail spend THREE questions, what would you ask it? Leave your questions in the comments of Dawn’s LinkedIn post and she’ll address these questions in an upcoming blog post.

Stacy Mendoza, Digital Marketing Manager

Stacy Mendoza is a Digital Marketing Manager with Sourcing Industry Group (SIG). Stacy began her career in market research as an editor for Hart Research Associates in Washington, D.C. Since 2014, she has worked in marketing and public relations, specializing in content creation, media relations and crisis communications. Stacy is a passionate volunteer who donates her time to help nonprofits develop marketing strategies and awareness campaigns. Stacy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from The Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. Follow her on Twitter and tweet at @SIG_Stacy.