Procurement Innovators Offer Insights for Communicating the Department's Value

5/2 – Changing Procurement’s Perception at ISM2018

Source One Director Diego De la Garza to Discuss Overcoming Procurement's Internal Image Problem at ISM2018

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Willow Grove, PA (May 2, 2018) –  The Strategic Sourcing specialists at leading consultancy Source One Management Services are bringing their thought leadership and expertise to the Institute for Supply Management’s Annual Conference from May 6-9th.  Joining industry peers in Nashville, members of the award-winning team will serve as sponsors, exhibitors, and featured speakers. On Day 4 of the event, Source One Director Diego De la Garza will co-host “Overcoming Procurement’s Internal Image Problem” alongside Donna Chappas.

Focused on rehabilitating Procurement’s reputation, the session will emphasize many of the principles that have driven Source One and its cost reduction consultants since 1992.

“Within a number of companies, the word ‘Procurement’ still has a negative connotation,” says De la Garza. “Known for slashing and policing budgets, Procurement departments are often relegated to the fringes of their organizations. This unearned reputation is one of the primary obstacles keeping Procurement teams from reaching their full, value-adding potential. At Source One, our full suite of Procurement and Strategic Sourcing services aim to reveal and maximize the department’s value. It’s always a pleasure to share this philosophy with other supply management professionals.”

De la Garza has proven instrumental in securing Source One’s reputation as a world-class Procurement Services Provider and is widely recognized as an authority on topics including Procurement Transformation, nearshoring, and talent management. He looks forward to arming attendees with the insights that have helped him communicate Procurement’s value and distinguish himself as a thought leader.

“Everyone at ISM2018 understands what a well-appointed Procurement team is capable of, says Source One’s VP of Operations William Dorn. “It’s entirely possible, however, that they still face resistance in their own offices. We hope they’ll leave this presentation more confident in their ability to market Procurement’s worth, gain executive buy-in, and ultimately drive company-wide strategy.”

In addition to hosting speaking engagements at ISM2018, Source One returns to the premier supply chain conference as the exclusive sponsors of ExecIn. This private sub-conference, reserved for senior-level Procurement professionals, features a cutting-edge selection of learning and networking sessions. Additionally, the event will provide the opportunity to engage with the Annual Conference’s keynote speakers: Arianna Huffington, Gen. Keith Alexander, John Brennan, and John Rossman.

All ISM2018 attendees are also invited to visit Booth #729 to learn more about Source One’s decades-long effort to re-brand Procurement.


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