This Month at SIG – July 2022

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

The second half of 2022 is continuing to force procurement leaders to navigate varying crises. Strategies now weigh less on cost and more in favor of supply assurance. We have a host of resources, insights and events to get you prepared!

July CPO & Executive Virtual Series

SIG's CPO & Executive Virtual Series is an opportunity for the most senior procurement executives to gather with their peers in an interactive virtual environment to discuss their most pressing issues. On July 20, Richard Elmore, CPO from The Penn State University, will be joined by AArete experts Tyler Higgins, Gaurav Joshi and John Marchisin. They will explore how to adapt your supply chain for diversity and sustainability. We will close the day with a topic-based roundtable discussion. 

Join us for this collaborative and very personal conversation!


Power Hour Webinars

Emerging Strategies to Level Up Your CW Program

During this webinar, learn how contingent workforce owners are using technology to bridge the gap and communicate with all parties successfully.


Simplify Contract Management

As enterprises partner with more and more suppliers, procurement teams must have a clear view of contract obligations and renewals. Without an effective contract management system, procurement teams can struggle to streamline their processes, leading to organizational delays and longer contracting processes.

Join experts from Workday Strategic Sourcing as they outline how to enable an efficient and collaborative approach to procurement, take control of your spend, simplify contract management, and improve relationships with suppliers.


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.