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The Sourcing Industry Landscape
25 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
The Future of Purchasing Strategies, with Per Angusta and By.O Group
On this episode of the Sourcing Industry Landscape, Dawn speaks with Maurice Hamoir, Head of Business Development at Per Angusta and Etienne Marchadier, Business Unit Director- Procurement Strategies at By.O Group, about the need for new opportunities, approaches and tools in the Purchasing Strategy realm. We learn about the importance of having a “people first” mindset when putting digital transformation initiatives into action and how the data-driven evolution is empowering buyers to develop timely and informed procurement strategies, rather than being reactive in this ever-changing post-pandemic landscape.
20 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
F is for Family: The SMC Squared Story with Dr. Patricia Connolly, Pt 2
Earlier this year, we sat down with Dr. Patricia Connolly, the CEO and Co-Founder of the leading IT talent provider, SMC Squared. Dr. Pat shared a bit about the company’s strategy and introduced us to the acronym used to describe their core values: FACE. In this episode, Dawn and Dr. Pat dive deeper into the meaning behind the rest of the letters, build upon several of the other values SMC Squared strives to uphold and explore how they are maintaining the family-oriented inclusiveness the company was founded upon in the midst of the ongoing pandemic. Missed the first episode? Listen here >> Learn more about SMC Squared >> Read their latest blog >>
34 minutes | Aug 13, 2021
How Savings Forecasts and Procurement Operations Align with C-Suite Objectives
On this episode of the Sourcing Landscape Podcast, Dawn sits down with Edmund Zagorin, Founder and CEO of BidOps Inc., the first company to use artificial intelligence to fully automate supplier negotiations. Listen in to hear Edmund’s thoughts on the future of Procurement and how Procurement can align itself with the CFO and C-Suite to transform itself from a cost center into a driver of cost savings. Learn more about BidOps >> Download the whitepaper >>
26 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
How Automated CLM Can Strengthen the Vaccine Supply Chain
On this very timely episode of the Sourcing Industry Landscape podcast, Dawn sits down with Agiloft’s CTO and founder, Colin Earl, to discuss some of the biggest challenges vaccine supply chains are facing today and how automation can help safeguard against them. Check out the Five Pitfalls of CLM Selection Whitepaper >> Read Agiloft’s most recent article >>
33 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
F is for Family: The SMC Squared Story with Dr. Patricia Connolly
Patricia Connolly, PhD, draws on nearly three decades of executive, IT and academic leadership to create and implement SMC Squared’s strategy, vision and mission. On this episode of the Sourcing Industry Landscape, Dawn sits down with Dr. Connolly to discuss her robust experience, the history of how SMC Squared originated and how their model helps procurement organizations.
41 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Why Sourcing Tech Automations Are Failing
On this Episode of the Sourcing Industry Landscape, Dawn is joined by Jo Seed, Chief Operating Officer of LogicSource, for a frank conversation about the challenges businesses face when sourcing and implementing procurement technology. Listen in to hear Jo’s predictions on how procurement technology platforms will evolve in the future. Learn more about LogicSource >> Register for LogicSource’s upcoming SIG webinar >>
25 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
Procurement’s Growing Role in Innovation and Recovery
In 2020, the role of procurement shifted, as did its strategic importance to the business. On this episode of the Sourcing Industry Landscape, Dawn speaks with Kent Mahoney, Executive Vice President of Proxima North America, about how critical it is for procurement executives to maintain a seat at the C-suite table in order to create cost-savings, control expenditures and ultimately drive innovation and recovery. Kent showcases Proxima’s 27 years of expertise as the leading global procurement consultancy and hones in on how procurement can achieve its ‘higher purpose’ by ensuring that that company is able to extract the maximum amount of value out of its supply chain and supplier relationships. Prefer to watch this interview? Check it out on YouTube!
25 minutes | May 12, 2021
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 | Feb 24, 2021
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 | Feb 24, 2021
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 | Jan 12, 2021
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 | Dec 17, 2020
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 | Dec 3, 2020
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 | Nov 24, 2020
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 | Nov 20, 2020
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 | Nov 6, 2020
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 | Oct 22, 2020
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 | Sep 1, 2020
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 | Jul 17, 2020
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 | Jul 15, 2020
Diversity and Inclusion with Daryl Hammett
Daryl Hammett is theGlobal Head of LM and Operations Amazon Web Services (AWS). 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.
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