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SIG Speaks Weekly Briefing - October 7

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

A Report on Maverick Spend

The Hackett Group conducted a survey to gain insight into the strategic importance of maverick spend reduction, understand the adoption of specific procurement practices, and differentiate how top-performing organizations approach this topic.

This Month at SIG

It’s hard to believe that we are making the final turn into 2020. As you begin Q4, we have the resources you need to help you finish out the year strong.

Everest and SIG Join Forces

SIG and Everest Group have partnered to provide SIG members with free resources, insights and analysis to help capture greater value from contracts and provider relationships.

Future of Sourcing Articles

New AI systems represent new roles and skills for the people who work alongside them. Learn more about the term "human augmentation" and its role in implementation of AI in business.

With the pressure to identify the right talent (at the right time and the right price) increasing, companies need to have a more holistic view of the candidate journey. Are you harnessing your plethora of data for better hiring practices?

Hailey Corr, Content Manger

This Month at SIG – October 2019

October Events at Sourcing Industry Group

It’s hard to believe that we are making the final turn into 2020. It has been a wild year, with Tweet storms swinging the markets, the impacts of tariffs on supply chains and more companies than ever in the headlines for data breaches, but it has also been an exciting year. Gartner predicts that AI projects will double over the next year and IDC forecasts that global digital transformation spend will reach $1.18 trillion, a 17.9% increase over 2018.

These advancements have allowed procurement to grow from a back-office purchasing function to a strategic business partner, consulting on technology spend and adoption, supplier innovation, and increasingly, third-party risk management. With those themes in mind, we begin Q4 with the resources to help you finish out the year strong.

Fall Global Executive Summit

The SIG team is in overdrive to bring you a revamped Global Executive Summit that has a laser focus on innovation. Breakout sessions include digital transformation roadmaps, supplier relationship management and risk mitigation strategies, and the strategic sourcing success stories that will encourage and inspire you. We also have a lineup of keynote speakers who are senior practitioners and thought leaders:

Stacy Mendoza, Digital Marketing Manager

SIG Speaks Weekly Briefing - September 23

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

Benchmark & Optimize Your Spend Strategy

Gain exclusive access to a chapter highlight from Coupa’s annual benchmark report, where they look at 3 KPIs across the source-to-contract process to gauge your organization’s progress and optimize your spend strategy.

7 Sourcing Business Models for Sourcing Effectiveness

This article outlines seven sourcing business models that organizations should consider to improve their sourcing effectiveness and get the best results from supplier relationships.

SIG University

LAST CHANCE! There's still time to register for the upcoming semester of SIG University before the tuition increases in 2020. 

Lock in the lowest tuition rates for the certification programs that are entirely online to fit your busy lifestyle.

Future of Sourcing Articles

This October, the Future of Sourcing Awards will celebrate seasoned veterans whose thought leadership and innovative work in the sourcing field have made a transformative difference over the course of their career. Read about Sourcing Star Finalist Canda S. Rozier who was one of the first female CPOs in the industry and a true trailblazer.

Hailey Corr, Content Manger

SIG Speaks Weekly Briefing - September 16

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

Artificial Intelligence and Its Impact On Procurement and Supply Chain

Read how GEP is breaking down some of the essential AI concepts and showcasing the game-changing applications that they believe are most relevant in procurement and the supply chain.

Learn Essential Capabilities for Modern Procurement and Finance

Most procurement and finance organizations struggle with data quality and visibility. Even the most sophisticated teams still find themselves stuck in a reactive mode. This eBook explores some of the technology trends and business practices that are helping to define a new, strategic role for procurement.

SIG University

SIG University is actively enrolling now for classes starting on September 30th. This is the last semester to attend before tuition increases in 2020. Students from companies like Symetra, TD Securities, Lincoln Financial Group, Microsoft, Bank of the West, Adobe, Florida Blue, Travelers, MUFG Union Bank, IBM and many more have been certified. Download the Curriculum Guide!

Hailey Corr, Content Manger

SIG Speaks Weekly Briefing - September 9

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

Artificial Intelligence Use Cases: Identifying and realizing the real value

In recent years, the procurement function has embraced the idea of Artificial Intelligence (AI). As organizations are getting serious about leveraging the technology, an attempt is being made to understand its applications. Download this free eBook to gain insight into how AI can transform your daily practices.

Reserve your hotel room today!

SIG has reserved a block of rooms at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa at a discounted rate of $285 per night plus tax. The deadline for booking reservations is TOMORROW, September 10. Reserve your room today and avoid the chance of not getting this discounted price or even worse, not getting a room onsite. Rooms in the block are filling up fast!

SIG University

Join an elite group of graduates and enroll in a SIG University certification program before tuition increases in 2020. The programs can be completed entirely online so you don’t have to spend critical time away from the office. 

Hailey Corr, Content Manger

SIG Speaks Weekly Briefing - September 3

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

This Month at SIG

Make some time in your calendar this month to benchmark with your peers, find solutions to your biggest challenges or upskill your team with a SIG University certification.

Benchmark & Optimize Your Spend Strategy

Gain exclusive access to a chapter highlight from Coupa’s annual benchmark report, where they look at 3 KPIs across the source-to-contract process to gauge your organization’s progress and optimize your spend strategy.

Future of Sourcing Articles

Carlos Melendez discusses the benefits of using offshoring and nearshoring to aid in the implementation of AI into your organization.

The first installment of this two-part article underscored the importance of collaboration between procurement and IT operations. Part two of the continues with more emphasis on collaboration, but in this case, the collaboration is in terms of working with your IT colleagues.

Northeastern Regional SIGnature Event

On November 14 in Toronto, Ontario join sourcing industry leaders for a day of networking and thought leadership!

Hailey Corr, Content Manger

This Month at SIG – September 2019

What's happening in September at SIG.

The Labor Day holiday in the U.S. marks the official end of summer. Playing catch-up and circling back with everyone you got an out-of-office email from is a laborious task in the quest to achieve “inbox zero.” Hopefully you had the opportunity to hit the refresh button yourself this summer so you can approach your task list (and your goal list) with renewed energy.

This month, SIG has some exciting networking opportunities so you can benchmark with your peers and find solutions to your biggest challenges, and you have one last opportunity to upskill your team before tuition increases for our certification programs. Here’s what’s happening in September.


Last Chance for SIG University Introductory Pricing

Go into 2020 with a globally recognized certification that demonstrates your skills, expertise and professionalism. SIG University’s last semester for this year begins on September 30 and tuition rates are increasing in January. Get yourself or your team certified now at the lowest possible cost!

The programs can be completed entirely online and are available on-demand, so you don’t have to spend critical time away from the office.  

Stacy Mendoza, Digital Marketing Manager

SIG Speaks Weekly Briefing - August 26

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

Book your room for SIG's Fall Executive Summit today!

SIG has reserved a block of rooms at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa at a discounted rate of $285 per night plus tax. This is a limited time offer and the cut off for reservations is September 10. Reserve your room today and avoid the chance of not getting this discounted price or even worse, not getting a room onsite. Rooms in the block are filling up fast!

Last chance for big savings!

This is your last chance to enroll in a SIG University program before tuition increases in 2020. The programs can be completed entirely online and are available on-demand so you don’t have to spend critical time away from the office. Enroll by September 3 to save 10% on tuition and lock in the introductory tuition rates before prices increase in 2020.

Future of Sourcing Articles

Work can often be overwhelming. Dominic Irvine gives ten tips to help you cope with pressure at work.

Hailey Corr, Content Manger

SIG Speaks Weekly Briefing - August 19

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

Artificial Intelligence Use Cases: Identifying and realizing the real value

In recent years, the procurement function has embraced the idea of Artificial Intelligence (AI). As organizations are getting serious about leveraging the technology, an attempt is being made to understand its applications. Download this free eBook to gain insight into how AI can transform your daily practices.

Learn Essential Capabilities for Modern Procurement and Finance

Most procurement and finance organizations struggle with data quality and visibility. Even the most sophisticated teams still find themselves stuck in a reactive mode. This eBook explores some of the technology trends and business practices that are helping to define a new, strategic role for procurement.

Future of Sourcing Articles

Millennials are known to be early adopters of technology and innovation. Read how this generation is driving digitization in our industry.

Mudit Kumar of GEP walks us through the key dimensions of advanced data analytics in the procurement domain we should seek to understand.

Hailey Corr, Content Manger

SIG Speaks Weekly Briefing - August 12

SIG Speaks Weekly Briefing - August 12

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

Artificial Intelligence and Its Impact On Procurement and Supply Chain

Read how GEP is breaking down some of the essential AI concepts and showcasing the game-changing applications that they believe are most relevant in procurement and the supply chain.

Benchmark & Optimize Your Spend Strategy

Gain exclusive access to a chapter highlight from Coupa’s annual benchmark report, where they look at 3 KPIs across the source-to-contract process to gauge your organization’s progress and optimize your spend strategy.

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: mzampino@sig.org.

Sourcing Project Request Form

Lend your expertise to a member looking to create a project form and to refine the process of end-to-end vendor engagement process for consulting engagements.

 

Hailey Corr, Content Manger

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