SIG Speaks Weekly Briefing - April 22

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

New eBook on Supplier Risk

Your suppliers’ risks are your risks. It’s time to develop a comprehensive risk management program that protects your brand, customers, and bottom line in a world where global supply chains are symbiotically intertwined and interdependent.

Sourcing Innovation Pinnacle Model™ Assessment

Which sourcing innovation practices are yielding the best outcomes for your enterprise peers? Participate in the Pinnacle Model™ study for a complimentary summary of the findings.

Thought Leadership Webinar - What Digital Transformation Actually Means for Supply Chain & Direct Procurement

Join SIG and GEP April 25 at 1pm ET for a webinar that examines the new and emerging technologies, including AI, predictive analytics, and cloud, that enable businesses to turn data into competitive advantage.

How Prepared is Your Company for a Recession?

Suplari invites finance and procurement leaders to take their Recession Survey. Share your thoughts and receive indispensable analysis and strategies to recession-proof your organization.

Western Regional SIGnature Event

Join SIG and top industry leaders May 16 for a full-day of top notch thought leadership. The stars of the western part of the United States are coming together in Bellevue, Washington.

Latest Future of Sourcing Articles

Karina Swette discusses a recent survey outlining the value of women and global diversity inclusion in the procurement industry.

Future of Sourcing continues the "Rising Stars of Sourcing" series with Joey Foster of IBM. This series recognizes individuals newer to the industry whose thought leadership and expertise have shown promise. Know someone who would be a good fit for this series? Suggest them by emailing

SIG Speaks Blog

SIG Speaks to Patrick Gahagan, Director of Contract Compliance Audit Services at SC&H Group - SIG interviews the Director of SC&H Group’s Contract Compliance Audit Services practice. He works with Fortune 100 companies to evaluate contract compliance and will be sharing his expertise with attendees at the Western Regional SIGnature Event in Bellevue, WA on May 16th.

Peer2Peer Inquiries

The SIG Peer2Peer program allows members to crowdsource best practices on topics specific to their needs. Members can leverage the experience of other industry professionals by posing questions to the greater SIG community on issues they are facing within their organization. Below are the latest inquiries that you are invited to respond to. If you're not a SIG member, submit your response to Mary Zampino:

Settlement operations > managing non-traditional payments

Do you have experiencing with using non-traditional payment methods (eg. PayPal, Venmo, Alipay, WeChat Pay, Visa gift cards) to issue payments for ad-hoc expenses or small suppliers/individuals? Share your insights.


Workday BPaaS Providers

A SIG member from the buy-side in the finance and insurance industry is seeking competitors to the BPaaS Workday provider, OneSource Virtual. They are looking for a vendor that works with/in Workday for payroll services.


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Hailey Corr, Content Manger

Hailey is the Content Manager for Future of Sourcing and SIG. She is also SIG’s in-house yoga instructor for the Global Executive Summits. Hailey’s professional background includes sales, data analytics, social media marketing and customer relations.  Hailey holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications and Dance from the University of Colorado at Boulder.