SIG Speaks Weekly Briefing - April 29

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

The Strategic Sourcing Lifecycle

Regardless of the specific definition that is chosen, strategic sourcing is a process that is designed, and employed, to maximize the value of each purchase made by the company. It is an evolving process that matures and adapts as the needs of the organization change.

Artificial Intelligence and Its Impact on Procurement and Supply Chain

Artificial Intelligence is the topic of many business conversations where often the fantasy is of intelligent robots doing more work with less time and resources.  Not all of the promises related to AI are unfounded. Read this eBook to learn how AI’s potential can transform procurement.

Thought Leadership Webinar - When it Comes to Sourcing, ERPs Can’t Do It All: Here’s How Modular Software Solutions Help

Join SIG and Bonfire May 2 at 1pm ET for a webinar to learn how out-of-box sourcing solutions can be leveraged to support traditional ERPs, and avoid unwanted risk.

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

The U.S. economy had seen the longest run of job growth since 1969 but 72% of all workers plan to stay in their current role. How can we encourage job mobility?

Future of Sourcing continues the "Women in Global Sourcing series" with Julia Moshkin. Julia has over 10 years of experience in sustainability and environmental industry and is currently an Operation Manager and Senior CSR Analyst at EcoVadis.

See Our CEO and President at Ivalua Now

Witness SIG President and CEO, Dawn Tiura, as she speaks at Ivalua NOW in Chicago this week. Hear how procurement and supply chain leaders are transforming their organizations and their vision for the future.

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:

Purchase Order (PO) solutions: Simple solution

Do you know of a PO system that handles the basics but neither the complexity nor the price point associated with full-featured, integrated solution?


Organizational Redesign: insights for post-divestiture, how to split procurement

Provide insights relating to Procurement organizations undergoing a split after a business completes a divestiture. This member would like examples of priorities, strategies, and resourcing.


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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.