SIG University Certified Sourcing Professional (CSP) program graduate Daniel Coggins shares how his organiztion has adapted their sourcing strategies to best suit the current challenges the pandemic has created for the sourcing world.
The Certified Sourcing Professional (CSP) Program is a 10-week course that focuses on the hard and soft skills of sourcing, including strategic sourcing and outsourcing methodologies, as well as best practices in negotiations.
My name is Daniel Coggins and I have worked in Sourcing for my entire career thus far. I graduated from NC State University with a degree in Supply Chain Management. From there, I was with IBM for 3 years as I worked on the Sourcing Consulting team. I gained valuable skills in how to really provide the best possible results, value, analysis, and reporting to the client. Those skills have served me well as I am now on the Strategic Sourcing team at American Tire Distributors, located in Charlotte, NC. I support our IT organization with sourcing of Hardware, Software, Telecom, Digital Marketing, and Services related needs.