SIG Speaks Weekly Briefing - January 14

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It's a new week with new priorities! Have you mapped out what you want to accomplish this week? To help you achieve your goals and get to Friday, here's a run-down of what's happening in sourcing and procurement.

SIG University

One week to go! Next Monday, we have a fantastic group of students preparing to start their journey to certification in sourcing, supply management and third party risk. Enterprises such as Fidelity Investments, Florida Blue, Honda North America, Moody's, USAA and more are participating. You still have time to join them, but don't delay!

Contact us for more information or download the course catalog to learn more about each program's curriculum.

Supplier Diversity Survey

Is supplier diversity a priority in your organization? Are you interested in learning how your program compares with peers? Hackett Group invites you to participate in the 2018 Supplier Diversity study and gain key insights into how organizations are managing their supplier diversity programs.

2019 Regional Events

We are we transforming our events program! In addition to the Global Summits, we will now host four regional one-day events in a city near you. This new format allows delegates of all levels to select the events that work best for them based on the content being shared, regardless of location. Subscribe to our email newsletter to get updates on events near you. 

Thought Leadership Webinar

Strategies to Measure and Control your Contingent Labor Program Costs -- VectorVMS

When: January 22, 2019 at 1:00pm ET

For procurement professionals, cost savings and cost avoidance areas are always a top priority. And although HR departments are seeing an increased role in managing contingent labor programs, at most companies, the program is still owned primarily by procurement. This webinar will provide you with the strategies to analyze your spend allocation to determine smart, practical ways to gain greater control over contingent labor program costs overall.

Latest Articles from Future of Sourcing

Helen Castor, Softtek's Director of Talent Acquisition and Strategy, makes the case that the digital transformation in talent acquisition will help you solve the challenge of identifying, attracting and retaining critical talent. 

Future of Sourcing has launched a new series, Women in Global Sourcing, that recognizes outstanding women in this male-dominated field. The series kicks off with an interview of Kate Vitasek, a faculty member at the University of Tennessee, creator of the Vested Methodology, and an inductee into SIG's Future of Sourcing Awards Supernova Hall of Fame

Know an outstanding woman in sourcing who deserves to be recognized? Email the editor ( with your nomination! 


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Stacy Mendoza, Digital Marketing Specialist

Stacy Mendoza is a Digital Marketing Specialist with Sourcing Industry Group (SIG). Stacy began her career in market research as an editor for Hart Research Associates in Washington, D.C. Since moving back to Florida in 2014, she has worked in marketing and public relations, specializing in content creation, media relations and crisis communications. Stacy is a passionate volunteer who donates her time to help nonprofits develop marketing strategies and awareness campaigns. Stacy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from The Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. Follow her on Twitter and tweet at @SIG_Stacy.