SIG Speaks Weekly Briefing - March 18

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

SIG Global Executive Summit

SIG Global Executive Summits are 3-day events that are packed with the latest best practices, cost-cutting strategies, innovative processes and risk-mitigation approaches. Through executive roundtables, keynote sessions, workshops, breakout sessions and networking events, you'll hear from industry thought leaders, discover the latest innovative trends and have the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals facing similar challenges.

2019 Procurement Outlook Report

The 2019 GEP Outlook for Procurement and Supply Chain Management is now available. This indispensable report reflects views of the industry’s best thought leaders and category experts — equipping you with procurement strategies and other essential tools to prepare you for a successful year ahead. Download your copy today!

SIG University Open Enrollment

Over 1,000 students from over 200 companies representing 17 countries have participated in our SIG U certification program. Don't get left behind as your colleagues further their professional growth and knowledge. Enroll today and get educated.

Thought Leadership Webinar - Digitization Dialogues: How AI is Transforming Procurement

Technology innovations such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) are the catalysts for digital transformation of the Source-to-Pay process, not only helping Procurement teams streamline the process itself, but actually uncovering overlooked savings opportunities. Join Zycus on March 21, 1pm ET to learn more.

Latest Future of Sourcing Articles

Sarah Scudder shares insight into how print-based marketing hasn’t disappeared, how some types are actually experiencing a resurgence in use and popularity and what this means for procurement.

Securing a vendor is a multi-step process that is not only time-consuming, but also opens the business up to risk and leakage. Vivek Bharti explains how contracts can provide a solution to these issues.

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?


Team Dynamics

In Sourcing, some individuals are better at negotiating contracts and others are more comfortable at transactional (non-negotiating) tasks. How have other SIG members addressed this dynamic?


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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.