This Month at SIG – June 2019

It’s hard to believe that we’re already halfway through 2019! Take a moment to reflect on the goals you set for yourself at the beginning of the year. Whether you’re on track to accomplish those goals or have some catching up to do, SIG is here to help you close out Q2 with opportunities to win a professional award, join a webinar from the comfort of your desk and get the presentation anthology from our latest Global Executive Summit.

Awards Deadline Extension

Due to heightened interest in the second-annual Future of Sourcing Awards, the deadline to submit a nomination has been extended to June 7. You can nominate yourself or your colleagues for an individual award or submit a nomination for a team award in one of eight categories.

There is no entry fee and the application process is easy. Visit the Future of Sourcing Awards website for more details and to see the 2018 winners. If you need help with your submission, reach out to the SIG Awards team at

SIG has appointed a panel of 18 judges to review the entries. Finalists will be announced in August and the winners will be revealed in a special ceremony at the SIG Fall Global Executive Summit in October. 


June Webinars

SIG webinars are a great way to get up to speed on topics ranging from third party risk to talent management and everything in between in just one hour. Invite your team to register for a fun lunch and learn.

Gaining Control, While Improving Quality, of your Contingent Workforce Program
June 4
Presented by: Vector VMS

Recent research states that 40 percent of today’s total global workforce is comprised of non-employee talent, including independent contractors, freelancers, professional services, and temporary workers. These supplemental workers not only play a critical role in how mission-critical work is handled, addressed, managed and completed, but also drive more enterprise value. As a result, operational agility is the number one priority and key business driver to effectively manage non-employee workforce programs.


The True Power of Intelligent Spend and What it Means for your Organization
June 13
Presented by: SAP Ariba

Intelligent spend management is dependent on transparent workflows and transactions to deliver visibility and intelligent reporting. In this webinar you will come to understand why it is important to move away from traditional silos, and why stakeholders from finance, procurement and supply chain need to work together to gain a unified view of their spend and centralize spending across suppliers.


Lessons in Transformation: What Direct Procurement Teams Can Learn from Indirect Procurement
June 18
Presented by: GEP

In this webinar, experts from GEP and The Hackett Group will join SIG in exploring the possibilities for direct procurement’s continued transformation — including those possibilities arising from leading-edge, AI-native procurement technology platforms, which have already helped drive indirect procurement toward greater effectiveness and business value creation.  


Socially Responsible Intelligent Automation (AI) thru AI-Payables
June 20
Presented by: GSOS

This session will shed light on the two-edged sword of intelligent automation while sharing recently released research on the potential real impact on jobs worldwide. The recently launched Socially Responsible Intelligent Automation Initiative will be reviewed with a use case demonstration of how intelligent automation can be used in the AP process to generate significant new revenue and cost savings while providing much-needed funding for socially responsible causes such as Impact Sourcing.


2019 Spring Global Summit Presentation Anthology

This resource contains a snapshot of every presentation made at the 2019 SIG Spring Global Executive Summit. Over 40 keynote and breakout sessions were presented, covering a variety of topics. Downloading this document is the best way to digest all of the in-depth content covered at a SIG Summit.


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.