This Month at SIG – August 2022

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

As procurement leaders continue to navigate varying crises of 2022, we have a host of events and resources on deck to keep your team at the forefront of best practices!


August Microlearning Event

SIG's On May 18, TD Bank experts, Associate Vice President Michele Wesseling and Head of Cyber Controls Testing Neha Mudalgikar, as they explore cyber risk in today's constantly evolving landscape. 

Join your sourcing, procurement, and risk management colleagues in this two-hour interactive virtual environment to be challenged with topics related to our industries!

 
 

Global Executive Summit

Prepare yourself and your team for the future of sourcing at the SIG PGlobal Executive Summit October 17-19, 2022! 

Get ready for amazing keynote sessions, a chance to engage and learn from the brightest industry experts, speed networking, and experience live solution deep-dives from best-in-class providers. Registration is open now!

 

Western Regional SIGnature Event

SIG's Western Regional SIGnature event is almost here! The event will take place in Bellevue, WA and includes a fantastic agenda with some of the best thought leaders in the industry. The day will include an Executive Roundtable, General Session Speakers (offering training and practical, implementable tools), CPO Presentations, Analyst Overviews, SIG Talks and close with a networking happy hour.

Join us for this great day of networking and learning!

 

Power Hour Webinars

How to Operationalize Sustainable Procurement in Your Enterprise

Join GEP’s Natalie Henfrey and others on this SIG webinar to discuss innovative approaches to ensuring that procurement and sourcing contribute to the bottom line and protect the planet.

 

Closing the Gaps in Procurement Technology

As Join LogicSource, Inc. and OneMarket Chief Operating Officer, Jo Seed and OneMarket Product Manager, Marissa Lindquist as they explore the critical gaps across today's #procurement technology landscape.

 
 

Procurement Compensation: Is It Time the Profession Went Rogue?

Procurement Insights' Jon Hansen will be joined by a panel of industry thought leaders who will explore procurement compensation through the introduction of a variety of different (and creative) models.

 

Procurement Transformation At Scale

Hosted by Coupa and Acquis Consulting, hear from guest speaker, Chris Shaffer, Sr. Director of Procurement at EyeCare Partner, with Michael Van Keulen, CPO of Coupa, as they discuss how procurement transformation at scale is a strategic opportunity for growing organizations.

 

Featured Content from Industry Experts

Refocusing Your Procurement Practice to Maximize Resilience and Agility

In conjunction with Coupa, the Sourcing Industry Group (SIG) conducted a seminal survey to gain much-needed insight into the unprecedented changes reshaping modern procurement practices. Through the responses from industry peers, this research study will provide a better understanding of the depths of the challenges you now face and the opportunities to successfully navigate said challenges through an assess, measure, and implement the framework.

 

Why Successful Digital Procurement Transformation Needs the Right Operating Model

Mismanaged disruptions have a cost — as much as 10% of revenue. Your organization also takes a hit in diminished reputation, increased operating costs and weakened customer loyalty. What’s the role of procurement in taming the chaos?

CPOs need to take the lead in building resilient supply chains by leveraging next-generation tools. GEP's white paper —Why Successful Digital Procurement Transformation Needs the Right Operating Model — outlines how to determine an effective digital operating model and build it.

 

How To Create Business Value With an Effective Supplier DEI Program

This new whitepaper from GEP provides a step-by-step plan for setting up an effective DEI program. Leaders will discover how to overcome challenges posed by suppliers and internal stakeholders while using their DEI strategy to impact the bottom line.

 
 

Sourcing Industry Landscape Podcast

Catching up with Doug Leeby, President and CEO of Beeline

On this episode of the Sourcing Industry Landscape podcast, Dawn is joined by Doug Leeby, CEO of Beeline. The two discuss Stone Point Capital’s recent investment in Beeline, what this means for the future of the contingent workforce management industry, and how Beeline is staying true to their core values and culture.


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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.