The ReSource – June 2015

— June 2015 Edition —

Happy Summer! Here is a look at what Source One has been up to this past spring and what we’ll be looking forward to this fall.  

ISM 2015 – Hot Topic: The Rise of Contingent Labor

A hot topic of conversation during the ISM Annual Conference this year: The Rise of Contingent Labor in Sourcing, Procurement, and Supply Chain. Facing limited talent pools and high competition, companies are struggling to find talent on their own. Check out the infographic: The Shifting Talent Paradigm that explains the shift in talent demands and the different options available for sourcing contingent workers.

ISM 2015 – Hot Topic: Nearshoring

Last month marked the 100th anniversary of the Institute for Supply Management. At this year’s ISM Annual Conference, Source One’s very own VP of Operations William Dorn and Senior Project Manager Diego De La Garza presented on the topic of Nearshoring to Mexico. Read more.

Buyer’s Meeting Point & Source One Podcast

Also this May, Source One Senior Project Manager Diego de La Garza sat down with Kelly Barner, Managing Editor of Buyers Meeting Point to share his insights into strategic sourcing and supply chain industry trends and priorities from the CPO’s desk.  Listen now.

 —Top Strategic Sourceror Blogs —

Why it's important to build strategic relationships with your supplierWhen it’s time to evaluate your incumbent supplier’s doughnut delivery – Michael Croasdale
Don’t let the donut deliveries fool you! A long standing relationship isn’t necessarily an indicator of a healthy supplier relationship. While the current state of your supplier relationship may not raise any red flags, that doesn’t give a pass for doing your due diligence. What steps should you take to evaluate your options? Read more.
Managing change initiatives by anticipating the risksChange doesn’t have to be scary – Matt Chabannon
There’s no doubt that change is at times a necessary evil. When organizations gear up to launch major change initiatives, they don’t often thoroughly understand the risks. Be sure to anticipate these key risks to successfully implement your change initiative. Read more.
10 Things Your Telecom Carrier Won’t Tell You – Iyana Lester
Verizon Wireless and Sprint are among the most recent telecom carriers paying millions to settle accusations of billing customers for unauthorized charges. In these cases, the FCC was able to step in and assist in getting customers back their money.  Before heading into negotiations with your telecom provider, check out these 10 things they won’t tell you. Read more.


— A Look Forward —

Upcoming Events:

Mark your calendars now for these upcoming industry conferences – Source One is sponsoring, and our experts will be in attendance!

Q1 Pharmaceutical Procurement And Strategic Sourcing Conference-  – September 21-22, 2015
Catch Source One presenting Sessions 6 and 13  about operational costs and productivity, and how to effectively outsource procurement functions.

ProcureCon Pharma- November 4-6, 2015
Catch our Innovation Spotlight, Breaking the Procurement Outsourcing Mold: Looking Beyond Traditional BPO.


Keep  cool and have a happy summer!

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