Breakout 15 - 2020 Sourcing Trends that will Maximize Value in 2021

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 14:20

The past year shifted focus from hard savings to soft value drivers in awarding sourcing events. Bottlenecks in the supply chain, transportation disruption and capacity constraints dominated the year, highlighting risk areas and shifting priorities sometimes permanently. In this session, procurement and supply chain leaders will gain insights from sourcing experts on trends experienced across industries and categories. Learn new techniques for evaluating events and how innovations using artificial intelligence can address core initiatives to optimize value in your sourcing strategies.

You will learn:

  • How diversifying supply lines mitigates risk
  • How to evaluate capacity, logistics, supplier strategy and more
  • How artificial intelligence uncovers opportunities
  • How these sourcing solutions create value and optimize costs


Nila LaVanaway Charles

Chief Executive Officer
Pierpont Holdings

Nila LaVanaway Charles is the Chief Executive Officer at Pierpont Holdings, LLC.  Nila has worked in supply chain, procurement and supply chain technology since 2004 across a wide range of industries from consumer electronics to medical devices.  She spent several years as a subject matter expert and consultant on technology adoption related to supply chain and procurement functions. In 2019 she became CEO of Pierpont Holdings which provides consulting and services related for source-to-contract optimization through process efficiencies and technology.  

Greg Holt

Product Marketing Director

Greg Holt is Director of Product Marketing at JAGGAER. For more than fifteen years, he has been listening to and speaking with users of sourcing and procurement technologies, uncovering business challenges, identifying desired outcomes, and communicating solutions that deliver digital procurement transformation for organizations large and small. 

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