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Recap of February CPO & Executive Virtual Series

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Recently, SIG had the pleasure of hosting ProcureAbility experts David Latten of Logitech, Chris Shaffer of EyeCare Partners and Adrian Dragomir of REI for the December CPO & Executive Virtual Series. It was a very engaging discussion with many thought-provoking takeaways. Let's get into it!

David Latten, Head of Procurement and Supplier Diversity & Equality at Logitech International, opened the day by discussing his organization's supplier diversity initiatives. Logitech refreshed the program in 2020 and has since expanded exponentially. For example, previously, Logitech had no Black-owned businesses within its supply chain. and have since vastly grown their vendor base to include more diverse suppliers. Logitech has a goal of having a world-class supplier diversity program in place by 2026. As he stated, " Logitech's core value is equality, and your suppliers should reflect that".

Adrian Dragomir, Head of Procurement at REI Inc., was next to present as he looked at how layoffs have affected his team, the challenges of balancing the new players in the company and how to interact with them. Adrian's approach is to let partners know that they exist to help you, not here to do your job. He then discussed how his team is now like "wolves on prey" after adjusting to the changes. Finally, he explained why it is important to take into consideration all aspects of a company when making decisions related to staffing and personnel changes. When it comes to talent, Adrian says the most important thing for his team members is to get the job done. 

Chris Shaffer, Sr. Director Procurement, Facilities & Biomedical Support at EyeCare Partners, closed the discussion by outlining his team's goals for 2023. He listed them out as:

Desmond Williams, Digital Marketing Manager

This Month at SIG – January 2023

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

Preparing for the challenges on the horizon with a host of resources to get a jump start on 2023!


A Flexible (and Fast!) Way to Get Certified Now

Did you miss our 2022 open cohort start dates? We have fast-track and self-paced options for all programs if open cohort semester timings do not work for your schedule! Have a large group from your organization interested in taking the program together? We also offer closed cohorts for groups of 20 or more that can start when it is best suitable for your team, and volume discounts are available!

 
 

Power Hour Webinars

Sourcing in 2023: The Year of Autonomous Sourcing

Join Dylan Alperin, Head of Professional Services, Keelvar and Magnus Bergfors, Director of Product Marketing, Keelvar as they discuss the rise of the automation revolution and CPO insights and 2023 priorities Keelvar’s 2023 Voices of Sourcing Survey.

 
 
 

Featured Content from Industry Experts

2022 State of Supplier Diversity Report

Supplier.io’s 5th State of Supplier Diversity Report revealed big changes in the primary drivers of supplier diversity. More and more companies see programs as a core component of their company culture, and executive and board support is at an all-time high. 

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Recap of CPO & Executive Virtual Series with ProcureAbility

chief procurement officer

Recently, SIG had the pleasure of hosting ProcureAbility experts Conrad Snover and Darshan Deshmukh for the December CPO & Executive Virtual Series. It was a very engaging discussion, with many thought-provoking takeaways. Let’s get into it!

 

Conrad, CEO at ProcureAbility, kicked off the exclusive event by explaining the team's research methodology. ProcureAbility regularly conducts research to identify future-looking trends and innovations in procurement. Their in-depth process for identifying the five bold predictions for 2030 consisted of a team of experts who hypothesized on emerging trends and then conducted in-depth research to validate that analysis. The team formulated their predictions for procurement in 2030 based on that data. Then finally, they surveyed CPOs to get feedback on those predictions, which led us to procurement on the brink of transformation.

Procurement 2030

ProcureAbility's Five Bold Predictions for the Future of Procurement

  • Advanced Crowdsourcing
  • Procurement Technology Acceleration
  • Cognitive Computing
  • Hyper Cybersecurity
  • Virtual Organizational Design 

 

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This Month at SIG – December 2022

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

Preparing for the challenges on the horizon with a host of resources to get a jump start on 2023!


December CPO & Executive Virtual Series

SIG's CPO & Executive Virtual Series is an opportunity for the most senior procurement executives to gather with their peers in an interactive virtual environment to discuss their most pressing issues. On December 7,  don't miss ProcureAbility leaders Darshan Deshmukh and Conrad Snover as they explore 5 bold predictions for #procurement in 2030!

Join us for this collaborative and very personal conversation!

 
 

Power Hour Webinars

How to Source Smartly in Times of Inflation

Join Coupa Software experts Ayush Sharma and Dr. Jeffery Collins on the challenges of sourcing in the current inflationary environment—and what's coming in 2023!

 
 
 

Featured Content from Industry Experts

2022 State of Supplier Diversity Report

Supplier.io’s 5th State of Supplier Diversity Report revealed big changes in the primary drivers of supplier diversity. More and more companies see programs as a core component of their company culture, and executive and board support is at an all-time high. 

Desmond Williams, Digital Marketing Manager

This Month at SIG – November 2022

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

With inflation challenges and a looming recession, we have the resources procurement leaders need to get a jump start on 2023!


November Microlearning Event

On November 9, Angela Easterwood from Majel Partners and Elizabeth Zucker from The Hackett Group, will share how flawless category management can be leveraged to address today’s dynamic sourcing challenges. 

Join your sourcing, procurement, and risk management colleagues in this two-hour interactive virtual environment to be challenged with topics related to our industries!

 

Northeastern Regional SIGnature Event

SIG's Northeastern Regional SIGnature event is almost here! The event will take place in Toronto, CA and includes a fantastic agenda with some of the best thought leaders in the industry. The day will include an Executive Roundtable, General Session Speakers (offering training and practical, implementable tools), CPO Presentations, Analyst Overviews, SIG Talks and close with a networking happy hour.

Join us for this great day of networking and learning!

 
 
 

Power Hour Webinars

Analytics + Action = Results

Join LogicSource, Inc. and OneMarket's Jo Seed, Marissa Lindquist and Mark Flowers as they discuss the untapped value of an organization's data and empowering procurement teams!

Desmond Williams, Digital Marketing Manager

This Month at SIG – September 2022

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

As procurement leaders continue to navigate varying crises of 2022, we have a host of events and resources on deck to keep your team at the forefront of best practices!


Global Executive Summit

Prepare yourself and your team for the future of sourcing at the SIG PGlobal Executive Summit October 17-19, 2022! 

Get ready for amazing keynote sessions, a chance to engage and learn from the brightest industry experts, speed networking, and experience live solution deep-dives from best-in-class providers. Registration is open now!

 

Western Regional SIGnature Event

SIG's Western Regional SIGnature event is almost here! The event will take place in Bellevue, WA and includes a fantastic agenda with some of the best thought leaders in the industry. The day will include an Executive Roundtable, General Session Speakers (offering training and practical, implementable tools), CPO Presentations, Analyst Overviews, SIG Talks and close with a networking happy hour.

Join us for this great day of networking and learning!

Desmond Williams, Digital Marketing Manager

Recap of CPO & Executive Virtual Series with Aarete

Supply Chain Diversity and Sustainability

Recently, SIG had the pleasure of hosting AArete experts Tyler Higgins, Gaurav Joshi and John Marchisin and Duane Elmore, Chief Procurement Officer at The Pennsylvania State University for the July CPO & Executive Virtual Series. It was a very engaging discussion that lasted nearly two hours with tons of excellent takeaways. Let’s get into it!

Adapting Your Supply Chain for Diversity and Sustainability

The team kicked off the day discussing what has driven the rise of corporate ESG priorities. There are seven areas that they highlighted to explain this increase:

  • Company Culture
  • Employee Engagement
  • Investor Activism
  • Policy & Regulation
  • Access to Capital
  • Financial Benefits
  • Consumer Demand 

These competing priorities oftentimes lead to many different approaches to accomplishing ESG initiatives. The Aarete team then walked through different approaches and experiences of ESG initiatives. They also shared successful diversity & sustainability programs. From Starbucks to The University of Penn, there are numerous ways to have success.

How to Transform the Buying Process 

Companies across all industries are setting ESG goals, and procurement leaders are at the forefront of executing those goals. Procurement leaders must balance these goals along with supply chain continuity during an inflationary environment. Having a ESG framework and a supplier diversity strategy is fundamental to transforming the buying process. Most organizations are challenged to find the right suppliers that can meet sustainability and supplier diversity goals. By incorporating KPIs for procurement, suppliers and adoption, you set the ESG goals up for long-term success.

Desmond Williams, Digital Marketing Manager

This Month at SIG – August 2022

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

As procurement leaders continue to navigate varying crises of 2022, we have a host of events and resources on deck to keep your team at the forefront of best practices!


August Microlearning Event

SIG's On May 18, TD Bank experts, Associate Vice President Michele Wesseling and Head of Cyber Controls Testing Neha Mudalgikar, as they explore cyber risk in today's constantly evolving landscape. 

Join your sourcing, procurement, and risk management colleagues in this two-hour interactive virtual environment to be challenged with topics related to our industries!

 
 

Global Executive Summit

Prepare yourself and your team for the future of sourcing at the SIG PGlobal Executive Summit October 17-19, 2022! 

Get ready for amazing keynote sessions, a chance to engage and learn from the brightest industry experts, speed networking, and experience live solution deep-dives from best-in-class providers. Registration is open now!

 

Western Regional SIGnature Event

SIG's Western Regional SIGnature event is almost here! The event will take place in Bellevue, WA and includes a fantastic agenda with some of the best thought leaders in the industry. The day will include an Executive Roundtable, General Session Speakers (offering training and practical, implementable tools), CPO Presentations, Analyst Overviews, SIG Talks and close with a networking happy hour.

Desmond Williams, Digital Marketing Manager

This Month at SIG – July 2022

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

The second half of 2022 is continuing to force procurement leaders to navigate varying crises. Strategies now weigh less on cost and more in favor of supply assurance. We have a host of resources, insights and events to get you prepared!


July CPO & Executive Virtual Series

SIG's CPO & Executive Virtual Series is an opportunity for the most senior procurement executives to gather with their peers in an interactive virtual environment to discuss their most pressing issues. On July 20, Richard Elmore, CPO from The Penn State University, will be joined by AArete experts Tyler Higgins, Gaurav Joshi and John Marchisin. They will explore how to adapt your supply chain for diversity and sustainability. We will close the day with a topic-based roundtable discussion. 

Join us for this collaborative and very personal conversation!

 
 

Power Hour Webinars

Emerging Strategies to Level Up Your CW Program

During this webinar, learn how contingent workforce owners are using technology to bridge the gap and communicate with all parties successfully.

Desmond Williams, Digital Marketing Manager

This Month at SIG – June 2022

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

The second half of 2022 is here but constant supply chain problems are diverting procurement’s attention from other business-critical areas. We have a host of resources, insights and events to get you prepared!


June CPO & Executive Virtual Series

SIG's CPO & Executive Virtual Series is an opportunity for the most senior procurement executives to gather with their peers in an interactive virtual environment to discuss their most pressing issues. On June 8, Keith Learn, Vice President of Procurement & Supplier Development at Mary Kay Inc., will deliver a thought leadership presentation that will leave you with many new tools and strategies! Nick Heinzmann, Vice President of Research at Spend Matters will also be presenting his latest learnings. Nick will discuss ESG, regulatory forces, and inflation.

Join us for this collaborative and very personal conversation!

 
 

Power Hour Webinars

ESG Regulation and its Impact on Sourcing

Join John Bree, Chief Evangelist & Chief Risk Officer from Supply Wisdom on June 9th to explore the impact of ESG on supply chains and operations.

Desmond Williams, Digital Marketing Manager

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