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The Sourcing Industry Landscape
25 minutes | a day ago
A Fireside Chat with Kevin Akeroyd, CEO of PRO Unlimited
On this episode of the Sourcing Industry Landscape, Dawn sits down with Kevin Akeroyd, CEO of PRO Unlimited, to discuss his professional background, his long-term vision for the future of contingent workforce staffing at PRO and how technology fits into the contingent workforce program for 2021 and beyond.
29 minutes | 3 months ago
What's the Next Big Risk?
On this episode of the Sourcing Industry Landscape, Dawn is joined by Michele Wesseling, Vice President, Global Third-Party Management at TD Securities, and Jai Chinnakonda, Founder and CEO of ENGAIZ. Tune in to be a fly on the wall as they discuss emerging technologies and trends while honing in on what they believe will be top of mind for third-party risk management in 2021. Learn more about the partnership between SIG and Engaiz.
32 minutes | 3 months ago
Authentic Leadership: A Critical Skill for the Modern Workforce
During this candid conversation, Adele Alvarez, operations executive director for Allegis Global Solutions (AGS), shares her professional journey from recruitment to services procurement and why she’s excited about the future. She reveals insights into her 25-year career with stories that demonstrate how she nurtured her ability to be her authentic self, developed into the type of leader she wanted to be, and thrives in a company culture where flexibility, challenging the status quo, embracing a commitment to inclusion, equity and diversity, and relying on grit and curiosity make going to work every day – on behalf of AGS’ Procurement Solutions clients – an absolute joy. Watch this podcast on SIG’s YouTube channel!
24 minutes | 4 months ago
Sustainable Business Practices that Drive Positive Change in Supply Chains
A new initiative to bring together technology and business leaders to establish transparency within the supply chain is highlighted in the film “A Portrait of a Supply Chain,” launched by Avery Dennison. The film highlights the importance of creating digital supply chains, enabling greater transparency for raw materials, products and the people along the journey. Avery Dennison’s Manager of Global Sustainability, Intelligent Labels, joins the podcast to discuss the outlook on the circular economy, digitalization and sustainability in today’s supply chains.
55 minutes | 5 months ago
Future 5 Procurement Tech Start-Ups
SIG CEO & President Dawn Tiura and Nick Heinzmann, Research Analyst from Spend Matters announcing the Future 5 Procurement Tech Start-Ups!
30 minutes | 5 months ago
An Expose from a Procurement Insider
Peter Smith, MA, FCIPS, FRSA, is a career procurement professional turned author. He began his procurement career at Mars Confectionery, then was Procurement Director for Dun & Bradstreet Europe, the Department of Social Security, and the NatWest Group. From 2010-18 he was Managing Editor of the Spend Matters Europe website. The author of three books, he joins the podcast to talk about his newest book, “"Bad Buying – How Organisations Waste Billions Through Failures, Frauds and F*ck-ups."” Peter lifts the lid on some of the worst procurement scams in history, offers practical advice on avoiding embarrassing mistakes, and shares how to make sound, strategic procurement decisions.
38 minutes | 6 months ago
Your Contingent Workforce is More Than a Rate Card
The way that work is getting done today looks very different and is increasingly remote, global and external. Dan Beck is the COO and Co-Founder of Utmost, a total workforce management platform. He discusses a new way of thinking about the contingent workforce, going from a transactional view to a human experience that not only benefits the company but the worker.
16 minutes | 6 months ago
Procurement’s Role in Digital Transformation
Keith Hausmann is the Chief Revenue Officer at Globality, an AI-powered sourcing platform company. He joins the podcast to discuss challenges and opportunities for CPOs today, how procurement can become a strategic partner to their stakeholders, and advice for leaders as they embark on their own AI and digital transformation journeys. Learn how using an intuitive, consumer-like interface will improve the end-user experience freeing up procurement to drive innovation and be a valued advisor to the business. Prefer to watch this interview? Check it out on YouTube!
26 minutes | 6 months ago
Keeping an Eye on Supply Chain Risks
Transparency in your supply chain is essential when it comes to making informed decisions to mitigate risks both internally and with your suppliers. The largest risk exposure is often among lower-tier suppliers, which is why it’s important to know your suppliers’ suppliers. In this podcast, Shannon and Rich discuss how business spend management platforms, supplier questionnaires and supply chain risk management frameworks can help organizations stay agile and create an environment of compliance. Guest Details: Shannon Kreps, VP of Product Marketing, Medius Rich Revill, VP of Global Presales, Medius
20 minutes | 7 months ago
Being Your Authentic Self
Now the time for organizations to start thinking about and acting on total talent diversity, including diversity across full-time and contingent workers (contractors, freelancers, and shift workers). Kevin Poll, Global Head of Strategic Partnerships at WillHire, joins the podcast to talk about the positive impacts of total talent diversity when employees know they can show up to work being their authentic selves. Tune in to learn how Diversity and Inclusion brings value to your community, to your current and future workers, and your company brand.
40 minutes | 8 months ago
The Meaning of “Life” in Contract Lifecycle Management
According to Ajay Agrawal, CEO and Co-founder of SirionLabs, the “life” of a contract begins when it’s signed, but money is being left on the table – to the tune of $3 trillion. How? In the form of invoicing errors due to improper management of consumption data, incorrect rates, computational errors and missed milestones. Ajay talks about the precise, full applications of Artificial Intelligence in the role of contract lifecycle management (CLM) and how procurement teams can use CLM software to be more strategic and extract greater value from agreements.
23 minutes | 10 months ago
Are You Hiring Moms?
In the U.S., one-third of women leave their jobs after having a child because of rigid work schedules and the high cost of childcare. To address this talent gap, a unique digital talent platform has emerged: The Mom Project connects mothers with employers that respect flexible work-life integration. Through a partnership with Beeline, and a strategic partnership with tennis icon Serena Williams, The Mom Project has enlisted allies committed to change in talent acquisition and to help women stay active in the workplace. To partner or learn more about The Mom Project, contact Meredith Huck.
31 minutes | 10 months ago
Diversity and Inclusion with Daryl Hammett
Daryl Hammett is the COO of Connxus, a supplier management software solution. In a whitepaper he recently co-authored with Spend Matters’ Founder Jason Busch, they outline how procurement professionals can impact the world through minority and small business supplier relations. Daryl shares the ways in which procurement can impact supplier diversity and inclusion. Download the whitepaper from Spend Matters.
34 minutes | a year ago
Going Beyond Spend Analysis with AI and Machine Learning
Two procurement industry experts provide a closer look at how AI and Machine Learning can unlock deeper insights into procurement. Through extracting massive amounts of data, ElectrifAi transforms structured and unstructured data into actionable business insights with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. ElectrifAi’s Roland Simon and Michael Fox share how their teams yield insights specific to contracted suppliers. >>SIG Members-Only Content: Managing Costs During Disruptions - How AI and ML Give Unique Insights into Contracts with Suppliers
24 minutes | a year ago
Empowering the Sourcing Hero
Sales and building relationships have always made sense to Anthony Clervi and in 2012 he was introduced to the group purchasing space. Anthony Clervi’s path to entrepreneurship and group purchasing was an interesting one with many turns that led him to Una. Partnering with businesses and suppliers while forging new relationships on a path for procurement success is Una’s sweet spot. Tune in to hear how Anthony and the Una team are empowering the sourcing hero.
23 minutes | a year ago
Empowering Procurement with Artificial Intelligence
Scoutbee Co-founder Christian Heinrich discusses using automation, big data and machine learning to complete repetitive tasks in sourcing and supply chain environments. Learn how procurement leaders and strategic buyers can connect with new suppliers and second-source suppliers globally to collaborate and expand their supply chains.
26 minutes | a year ago
How to Fine Tune Your Nuisance Spend Categories
In early 2002, Rich resigned a position with an industry-leading uniform supplier and founded Fine Tune in a basement in Bloomington, Indiana. Fine Tune is a niche expense management company focused on a small handful of particularly burdensome “nuisance” expenses. Rich dedicates his time to building and developing his team of “Tuners” and engaging with major, national clientele. Rich shares his inspiring story and cutting-edge point of view as he and his team “fine tune” the procurement industry.
25 minutes | a year ago
Intelligent Automation Use Cases in Sourcing and Procurement
Procurement leader Canda Rozier and senior sourcing veteran Lawrence Kane are well-known in the SIG community for their servant leadership. They recently co-authored a whitepaper on the new age of intelligent automation, based on what they learned in SIG University’s Certified Intelligent Automation Professional (CIAP) program. They demonstrate how intelligent automation can be a powerful tool to promote an enterprise’s growth and prosperity, and how – when implemented correctly – it can be targeted to improve areas holding back the organization. Through use cases and examples, Canda and Lawrence show how intelligent automation is transforming businesses from education to implementation.
28 minutes | a year ago
Simplify Procurement with Michael Otis of Proficy
An entrepreneur at heart, Michael Otis has elevated his passion with Proficy Analytics, a procurement technology start-up. After years honing his procurement expertise, he realized that his drive to create needed to be tested. Now, six months into creating Proficy, which specializes in analytics, RFP management, procurement modeling, process optimization and automation, and much more, he has found his calling and is excited about his future. Tune in to hear Michael’s inspiring story and a cutting-edge point of view as he makes his mark on the procurement industry one change at a time and to "simplify procurement."
21 minutes | a year ago
Must-Have Skills for The CPO of The Future
Purvee Kondal is Senior Director, Technology Sector, with Globality, a start-up technology company that utilizes artificial intelligence, machine learning and natural language processing to help Fortune 500 companies find and work with service providers. Purvee and Dawn discuss the must-have skills of the CPO of the future and the need to move procurement from driving processes to driving value. CPOs can do this by being open to the transformational changes that allow procurement to be more proactive, partnership-like and strategic to the business. >>Read more in Future of Sourcing: Purvee discusses ways that artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the acquisition and management of IT in the enterprise.
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