What is SIG Research?
Our team of experts, analysts, advisors, and researchers have been conducting studies and reporting insights on sourcing, procurement and third-party risk for decades. We have recently formalized our efforts and are now offering our capabilities and insights from our broad and deep community of thought leaders to our practitioners, providers, consultants, and advisors.
Our work has helped executives build business cases for innovation and transformation in development, operations, and talent. We have bridged gaps for our providers, created must-have resources for our practitioners, and led the industry in trend awareness and research.
What are the research offerings?
How can I participate?
There are many ways to contribute and add value to our research, here are just a few:
Who does our research benefit?
SIG is unique because we blend practitioners, service providers and advisory firms in a non-commercial environment. No other organization can bring together such a cohort and produce such authentic experts, adopters, and innovators. Combined with our top-notch research team, we create leading insights for practitioners and providers.
What are some of the upcoming initiatives planned?
SIG evaluates what issues are important to our members and the sourcing profession in general when planning future topics and themes. Below is a list of the planned research initiatives over the 2022-2023 timeframe.
Reach out for more info
View our informational brochure about our SIG Research offers and share it with colleagues.
View some of our most recent studies, reports, surveys and benchmarks for examples of our research capabilities.
A Business Case for Outsourcing the Management of Your Contingent Workforce
Refocusing Your Procurement Practice to Maximize Resilience and Agility
2022: Source-to-Pay Cycle Times
2022: PO Processing Volumes
(An informal benchmark on the average number of purchase orders processed per week per FTE)
2022: Competitive Bidding Policies and Requirements
(An informal benchmark on policy requirements for competitive bidding, bid reviews, and drivers for reverse auction)