SIG Speaks Weekly Briefing - January 21

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Here's your weekly briefing of thought leadership, networking events and training. We hope to see you at one of our new Regional SIGnature Events taking place across North America this year. Can't make it to an in-person event? Join us online for a webinar covering the latest trends, topics and solutions. 

A Turn of Events in 2019

The new Regional SIGnature Events are designed as exciting, one-day “mini-Summits” to help you connect to one another on a deeper level, learn from each other and grow your professional network beyond your city limits. These events are always free for buy-side members and are built around team engagement. Director-level and above attendees will participate in an Executive Roundtable while your team spends the morning in a deep-dive learning exercise with an expert on a top-of-mind issue. Visit our website to learn more about what to expect, see who's speaking and when we'll be in a region near you!

 

Supplier Financial Health Analytics

When critical supply chain partners are financially weak, they become more likely to be the source of unpleasant surprises. Such supplier problems can damage a company’s brand reputation and sales. To avoid surprises, companies can leverage risk management strategies and predictive analytics to gain visibility into latent supply chain risks. 

 

Thought Leadership Webinar

Hey Nineteen: Procurement's Playbook for 2019

When: January 29, 2019, at 1:00pm ET

This webcast features the findings from The Hackett Group’s 2019 “Procurement Key Issues” survey, including key topics such as the acceleration of digital transformation in procurement and a look at the ongoing strategic initiatives and technology adoption trends that support it. The webcast will also include a case study presentation that highlights how Brookdale Senior Living has applied “Assisted Sourcing” as part of its Digital Transformation Journey.

From Boredom to Chief Customer Officer

Gregory Mark is the Chief Customer Officer at Zycus. On the Sourcing Industry Landscape podcast, he shares the reason his role was created and we take a journey to learn more about his unique career path and what keeps him motivated. 

The Latest Articles from Future of Sourcing

As the trade war with China marches on, Michael Vu, a Strategic Sourcing Analyst with Source One, provides his insight into how you should adapt your supply chain strategy to allow for as much flexibility as possible. 

Canda S. Rozier, Senior Vice President of Global Procurement and Real Estate at NTT Security, is the latest edition to join the Women in Global Sourcing series. She shares how she was introduced to the industry and her advice for those just starting out in the field.

Congrats to the latest cohort of SIG University students!

Today is the kickoff of SIG University's 2019 programs. Students from the world's Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies are taking the initiative to deepen their understanding of sourcing, outsourcing, procurement and third party risk management by earning a valuable credential that shows they have the soft skills, analytical skills, financial proficiency and technical acumen to succeed in today's business marketplace. 

 

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Stacy Mendoza, Digital Marketing Specialist

Stacy Mendoza is a Digital Marketing Specialist with Sourcing Industry Group (SIG). Stacy began her career in market research as an editor for Hart Research Associates in Washington, D.C. Since moving back to Florida in 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.