SIG Speaks Weekly Briefing – September 16

Here’s your weekly update on the latest thought leadership, networking events and training with SIG.

Artificial Intelligence and Its Impact On Procurement and Supply Chain

Read how GEP is breaking down some of the essential AI concepts and showcasing the game-changing applications that they believe are most relevant in procurement and the supply chain.

Learn Essential Capabilities for Modern Procurement and Finance

Most procurement and finance organizations struggle with data quality and visibility. Even the most sophisticated teams still find themselves stuck in a reactive mode. This eBook explores some of the technology trends and business practices that are helping to define a new, strategic role for procurement.

SIG University

SIG University is actively enrolling now for classes starting on September 30th. This is the last semester to attend before tuition increases in 2020. Students from companies like Symetra, TD Securities, Lincoln Financial Group, Microsoft, Bank of the West, Adobe, Florida Blue, Travelers, MUFG Union Bank, IBM and many more have been certified. Download the Curriculum Guide!

We Are Living in Exponential Times

“It is time we paid clear attention to all of the third-party relationships along our supply chains or we are destined to be in for a large risk event,” writes SIG President and CEO Dawn Tiura on the Procurious blog.

Future of Sourcing Articles

It has been found that enabling employees to work in partnership with digital workers enhances their job satisfaction and can boost revenues by at least 38%. Susanne Richter-Wills discusses the implementation of AI tools in the sourcing field.

Are you familiar with the terms Hardware Lifecycle Management and Hybrid Hardware Support? With more than 50% of the world’s enterprise IT departments now opting-in to Hybrid Hardware Support models, you should be.

Thought Leadership Webinar – The EcoVadis Sustainability Intelligence Suite – End-to-End Solution for Sustainable Supply Chains

Join EcoVadis, Thursday, September 19 at 1pm, to gain inighst into how they help companies make a step towards change with a solution suite that spans the full spectrum of sustainability risk and performance management, including broad-scale supply chain risk screening and mapping, reliable scorecards with actionable ratings, and complete audit and improvement management.


The SIG Peer2Peer program allows members to crowdsource best practices on topics specific to their needs. Members can leverage the experience of other industry professionals by posing questions to the greater SIG community on issues they are facing within their organization. Below are the latest inquiries that you are invited to respond to. If you’re not a SIG member, submit your response to Mary Zampino: [email protected].

Outsourcing A/P Services – share your insight into your service provider, cost model and other aspects with a SIG member.

Consumer Loyalty Programs – a SIG member from a buy-side company in the retail industry is seeking some advice on loyalty programs.

Career Network

If you are looking for a new job or hoping to fill a position, please check out the SIG Career Network.

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