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2024 Spring Global Executive Summit – Case Study Presentation Anthology

This resource provides a snapshot of the case studies and other session presentations made at the 2024 Spring Global Executive Summit in Asheville, North Carolina, March 25-27. Click here to...

Supplier Relationship Management: Generating Value from all Types of Suppliers

Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) does not have to be a resource and time-intensive activity to generate value and mitigate risk across the supply base. In this interactive session that includes...

Supplier Relationship Management Skills: What is the CSMP, and why is it valuable to your SRM strategy?

Supplier Relationship Management holds great promise for creating value from our supplier base. But the journey from idea to reality can be difficult. A primary cause for this is the...

How to Use Game Theory to Maximize Your Negotiation Outcomes

Many companies struggle with offering optimal incentives to suppliers when requesting cost reductions. Traditional negotiation techniques accompanied by recent inflationary trends have prevented buyers from taking advantage of the leverage...

The Great Integration: Supplier Diversity, DEI, and ESG

The future (or demise) of supplier diversity has been an ongoing topic since the US Supreme Court struck down affirmative action for Harvard and Notre Dame last year. Add to...

Embracing Collaborative Contracting to Attain Superior ESG Results

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives in today's economy represent a significant and rapidly evolving risk and reward element, increasing pressure on Sourcing leaders to deliver reliable results through effective...

Leapfrogging Technology and Talent Challenges with the Help of Procurement Outsourcing Providers

Procurement outsourcing (PO) is no longer just about lift and shift for labor arbitrage. Service providers have become important strategic partners to drive value and accelerate technology adoption. In this...

Maximizing the Category Management Planning Process: Assessment, Prioritization, Execution

Tailored for Category Management leaders aiming to enhance collaboration with their business counterparts and achieve exceptional Source to Pay results, this session delves into the art of Category Strategy development....

Predictive Procurement: Transforming ‘Dirty Data’ Into Rapid Cost Savings

In this practical, no-BS session, we will recreate and troubleshoot a real-world predictive procurement case study: that of a procurement team drowning in a host of 'dirty' data challenges such...

SWBC’s Contract and Supplier Management Program: A Three-Year Postmortem Review

Implementations can be successful, smooth, and well-adopted. It is possible to have satisfied stakeholders excited to reflect on their journey. The SWBC Contract & Supplier Management (C&SM) Program was launched...

IT Services Sourcing: A Texas Maverick’s Approach

Typically, companies only go to the market for IT Services when they near the end of the incumbent vendor's contract term. However, taking a maverick approach and doing a sourcing...

Buyers are from Mars, and Sales are from Venus: Why Can’t We Get Along?

Buy-Side and Sell-Side practitioners are each held to different targets, objectives, and timelines. Each side also has - often ingrained - perceptions of each other, and they often hinder us...

Revolutionizing Global Procurement: Learn From Mistakes, Embrace Change, and Drive Management Success

Explore the evolution of Cigna's Global Procurement and Third Party Management (GP and TPM) in this insightful session. Delve into a multi-year project, focusing on implementing a streamlined Procure-to-Pay system,...

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Creating Sustainable Value and Avoiding Pitfalls for AI in Procurement

Join this session to learn from a Digital & Technology Evangelist about the fundamentals of AI, its applications, and the challenges in adopting it for procurement and sourcing operations. Our...

How to Build Procurement Processes that Work

Procurement Orchestration is a hot topic right now, but what is it, really? In the era of digital transformation, it is more crucial than ever to evaluate organizational processes with...

The Executive Guide to Procurement Orchestration – Zip

In this paper, we will dig into the why and how of procurement orchestration. We will explore its significance for Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) and executive leaders of all company...

Perhaps it’s time for procurement to be deregulated? – Supply Chain Partner

Being the first to penetrate a particular industry niche often results in substantial rewards. Building or growing an organization and even recovering from supply chain interruptions are all about first-mover...

Future of Procurement Talent – ProcureAbility

In this Future of Procurement Talent Insights whitepaper, we expand on the concepts set forth in the recently published ProcureAbility's . We'll focus exclusively on exploring the topics related to...

WEBINAR – 2024 Spend Category Outlook – Key Trends & Opportunities, presented by GEP

Geopolitical, economic and supply chain challenges will continue to impact the major spend categories in 2024, but help is here. In this GEP-sponsored SIG webinar — 2024 Spend Category Outlook...

2023 State of Supplier Diversity Report

The 2023 report is here!  We just surveyed hundreds of supplier diversity professionals across a number of topic areas including business, executive support, program management, data, results, ESG and more...
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