This Month at SIG – December 2019

December networking and thought leadership at Sourcing Industry Group.

As the year comes to a close, it's a good time to look back at the goals you set this time last year. Whether you're on track or have a ways to go, take advantage of these opportunities to focus on your professional development. Listen to some inspiring executive advice from the podcast, take an hour to join a webinar or consider sharing your expertise at one of our upcoming events.   

December Webinars

December 4 – Services Procurement: Unlocking Value from your Invisible Workforce
Presented by: SAP Fieldglass

Services providers such as consultants and agencies account for a significant portion of workforce spend and are crucial to business performance. Yet many companies under-manage them, leaving value on the table and creating risk. For the second year of research with Oxford Economics, SAP Fieldglass takes a deeper dive into services procurement. Join us to learn how workforce leaders realize more value from these providers.

December 5 – Control your Contingent Workforce Risk without Bringing Business to a Halt
Presented by: Coupa

As non-employee spend of all categories increases year over year, risk exposure with respect to this population grows exponentially concerning. Thus, understanding the types of risks contingent workers present and the best ways to mitigate those risks is now imperative in your role. Attend this webinar to learn how to protect your company without bringing your business to a grinding halt.

December 10 – Gain True Agility by Scaling Automation & AI Across the Business
Presented by: Catalytic

In order to scale automation across the enterprise, it’s essential that it’s not only an IT capability but that employees across all departments are empowered to build workflows for their core business processes. Join this webinar to get the latest trends from Ardent Partner's latest report and hear how other companies are achieving automation at scale.

December 11 – Peak P2P Performance: What It’s All “Abot”
Presented by: Zycus

The recently updated and published “2019 Purchase-to-Pay (P2P) Performance Study” from The Hackett Group continues to show a widening gulf between Top P2P Performers and the overall Peer Group, and the difference is digitization. This webinar will share highlights from the new study and provide a first-hand guide to achieving Top P2P Performer status, as well a glimpse toward driving next-level efficiencies by showcasing what AI innovations in P2P are all “Abot.”

Catch Up on the Podcast

Have you tuned into The Sourcing Industry Landscape podcast lately? The new episodes cover a range of topics including finance, third-party risk and impact sourcing. Subscribe to the podcast to stay up to date with all episodes. Most episodes are less than 30 minutes, so you can tune in on your commute, during a jog or while you’re traveling over the holidays. Here are some of the latest episodes.

A Procurement Leader’s Guide to Working Strategically with Finance

Coupa's CFO Todd Ford and the world's leading third-party risk management expert Linda Tuck Chapman discuss how procurement leaders and finance can work strategically as a team to manage and mitigate risk while also creating value that extends beyond the bottom line.

Riding the Wave of Social Impact Sourcing

Paul Polizzotto’s career as a social entrepreneur began on a surfboard when he pioneered a method to protect local waterways from industry polluters that were making people sick. In 2016, Paul launched Givewith, a Service-as-a-Software solution that generates social impact funding opportunities for nonprofits that can be embedded into any transaction between a buyer and a supplier. He discusses how corporate social responsibility initiatives can drive business value by boosting employee morale, retention rates and investor confidence.

Call for Presenters

Sourcing, procurement, risk and related industry thought leaders are invited to submit proposals to speak at SIG’s 2020 events. The events range in size, focus and format, and will take place across the nation. There are many ways to share your expertise with SIG’s membership and we are happy to help you find the best fit:

  • Be in the spotlight or part of a group 
  • Present to a crowd or do an in-depth training with a smaller group 
  • Take part in a detailed presentation or a smaller Ted Talk-style session 
  • Join a panel of your fellow thought leaders and take questions from your colleagues

 To see where we're headed in 2020, check out the event calendar, then submit your idea or request more information on our website.  

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.