SIG Speaks Weekly Briefing - March 11

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

New eBook on Supplier Risk

Gain insight into developing 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.

Managing Services Spend Within a Gig Economy

Register today for a webinar featuring SIG President and CEO, Dawn Tiura, Andrew Bartels of Forrester and Asif Bhanwadia of Coupa to hear how to better source, procure, and manage your contingent workforce within your increasing external services spend.

SIG University Open Enrollment

SIG University's online certification programs are developed by practitioners, subject-matter experts and academics to equip working professionals with best and emerging practices that provide the most well-rounded educational content available on the market. Last chance to save 15% on spring courses! Early enrollment discount expires on March 15th.

Survey of Procurement and Finance Leaders

Suplari invites leaders in finance and procurement roles across North America to take their Recession Survey. The goal is to better understand what strategies enterprise companies are implementing to maintain a strong platform for success. Results will be shared in our upcoming Recession-Proofing the Enterprise report.

Latest Future of Sourcing Articles

Stop, Drop and Get Sustainable! The time to get sustainable is now. No matter how small you start, or how big your vision, get started today. Each day spent in deliberation or stuck in a “tug-of-war” is a day of lost ground in our pursuit to eradicate climate change. Read more on four ways to take your first step today.

The job market has changed radically in the last four years. This is now a candidate driven market and employers consistently name skills shortages as their primary challenge in refining procurement. This lack of talent is what holds companies back from getting to the next level. How do we stand out and differentiate ourselves from the rest?

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:

Market Intelligence on Helium Gas

Lend your expertise to a member seeking market intelligence, specifically, what is the market for Helium (gas) like today and going forward?


Benchmark with us on sourcing organizational structure and performance

participate in this effort to benchmark sourcing organizational structure and performance. SIG will also post a summary of the responses to our members-only SIG Resource Center.


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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.