SIG Speaks Weekly Briefing - February 18

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

Procurement’s Vital Role in Building a Talent Forward MSP Program

As we look into the future of contingent workforce management, and the vision of what a Managed Services Provider (MSP) solution should deliver, we must acknowledge that many of today’s MSP programs are failing to deliver on their original promise. It is time for a change.

Free Industry Research

Coupa Software commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate the state of services and contingent workforce management, addressing the unique set of challenges firms face, the kinds of software tools needed to support services spending, and the internal adoption and usage of these tools.

SIG University Open Enrollment

Today’s students become tomorrow’s leaders! Join best-in-class sourcing and procurement teams to proactively manage risk, utilize best-in-class methodologies and activate innovative ideas. Take advantage of a 15% discount if you enroll by March 15th. Classes start on April 15th.

Join SIG for the Midwestern Regional SIGnature Event

The Midwestern Regional SIGnature Event will take place on March 6 at the beautiful Minneapolis Central Library downtown. The speakers include industry heavy hitters such as Nancy Brooks, Vice President of Procurement Commercial Office with Best Buy; Rohan Ranadive, SVP, Head Intelligent Automation at BB&T; Linda Tuck Chapman of Ontala; Shirley Hung, a Vice President with Everest Group; Clare Horn, Process Excellence Lead of Virtual Operations; and Dawn Tiura the President and CEO of SIG. Register now to enjoy this full-day of thought leadership and networking. This is a free event for buy-side attendees and we encourage you to bring your whole team! Visit our website for more information.

Procurement & Supply Chain Outlook: Business and Technology Trends to Watch in 2019, presented by GEP | SMART by GEP

Join experts for this exclusive webinar as they sort through the opinion and the hype, analyzing the latest economic and technological developments and translating them into concrete recommendations to prepare you for a successful year ahead.

Latest Future of Sourcing Articles

Cybersecurity threats are the most bleak of all worsening market conditions. How and where can you ask for help in combating these threats? NTT Security's Umesh Gowda gives us some insight in this great article

Meet the winner of the Future of Sourcing Award's Rising Star of Sourcing, Krystelle Bilodeau. We are kicking off a new series featuring individuals likely to have a lasting impact on the sourcing industry.

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: mzampino@sig.org.

Vendor Payment Processing

Give insight into looking for a solution that would simplify repetitive payments that their Facility Group makes to vendors.

 

Benchmarking on MSPs

Share your expertise with a company from the financial industry that is seeking best practices when it comes to managing staff augmentation.

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Hailey Corr, Content Manger

Hailey is the Content Manager for Future of Sourcing and Marketing Associate at 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.