This Month at SIG – November 2022

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

With inflation challenges and a looming recession, we have the resources procurement leaders need to get a jump start on 2023!

November Microlearning Event

On November 9, Angela Easterwood from Majel Partners and Elizabeth Zucker from The Hackett Group, will share how flawless category management can be leveraged to address today’s dynamic sourcing challenges. 

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


Northeastern Regional SIGnature Event

SIG's Northeastern Regional SIGnature event is almost here! The event will take place in Toronto, CA 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

Analytics + Action = Results

Join LogicSource, Inc. and OneMarket's Jo Seed, Marissa Lindquist and Mark Flowers as they discuss the untapped value of an organization's data and empowering procurement teams!


Unlocking Supplier Collaboration to Build Resilience

Building supply chain resilience is a continuous process that requires a deliberate strategy. Organizations are now under the spotlight to establish a framework to identify, prioritize, and implement operational improvements to support supply chain resilience.

In this upcoming webinar, Ivalua customer Cleveland Clinic, ranked # 1 on Gartner's Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 for 2021, will share its strategies, challenges, and solutions in an industry fraught with uncertainty and change.


How Procurement Can Organize for Successful Innovation, Today and Tomorrow

Procurement leaders must navigate supply chain constraints, high inflation, global uncertainty and talent attrition, all while delivering on operational and financial metrics. This requires a reexamination of core digital enablers to accompany broader transformation efforts.

GEP’s Santosh Nair will define the types of innovation procurement needs to focus their energies on for the next five, 10 and even 20 years!


Featured Content from Industry Experts

2022 State of Supplier Diversity Report’s 5th State of Supplier Diversity Report revealed big changes in the primary drivers of supplier diversity. More and more companies see programs as a core component of their company culture, and executive and board support is at an all-time high. 

Download the 2022 State of Supplier Diversity Report today to help identify opportunities and challenges within your organization to drive integrated and scalable processes and take your program to the next level.


Procurement in the Spotlight: A New Agenda for a New Era

Agility remains a priority in maintaining operational continuity, while inflation continues to put pressure on profit margins and supplies remain constrained. Meanwhile, procurement leaders have shown their value with 60% of CPOs reporting increased engagement with the C-Suite. CPOs now stand at an important crossroads––staying profitable and operating with agility are among the pressing items CPOs need to tackle.

Read this eBook to explore the five components of today's new procurement agenda.


How Procurement Can Drive ESG Goals for the Enterprise

A new GEP-EcoVadis collaborative white paper — How Procurement Can Drive ESG Goals for the Enterprise — outlines how procurement must evolve to meet sustainability goals. Gain valuable insights into the role of technology and a real-life example of how one enterprise empowered its procurement team.

Download this report to learn how ESG performance insights can influence procurement decisions.


Supply Chain Digital Transformation Guide 2022

This new playbook from GEP — Supply Chain Digital Transformation Guide 2022 — takes a deep dive into the role of digital supply chains in ensuring integration and visibility into the movement of goods and services. 


Sourcing Industry Landscape Podcast

ESG in Procurement, with Karina Swette of Oliver Wyman

On this episode of the Sourcing Industry Landscape podcast, Dawn sits down with Karina Swette, a Partner in Oliver Wyman’s Operations and Consumer and Industrial Products Practice, to discuss current ESG trends in Procurement. Tune in to hear findings from their Sustainable Procurement Maturity survey!!

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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.