Source One's Newest Whitepaper Series Collects Procurement Transformation Insights and Observations from Industry Thought Leaders
Willow Grove, PA (May 8, 2018) – The Procurement Transformation specialists at Source One present insights and observations from across the industry in their new series of whitepapers. Throughout Procurement Transformation: Industry Perspectives, the leading firm will publish reflections from their own consultants as well as other supply management thought leaders.
Since 1992, Source One has worked to refine its own Procurement Transformation offering. Enabling clients to align Procurement’s people, processes, and technologies, they continually promote the department’s strategic evolution. Their Procurement optimization team regularly publishes its insights across various publications and presents thought leadership at industry conferences.
“Procurement Transformation means something different to every organization,” says Associate Director and Procurement Transformation Practice Lead Jennifer Ulrich. “Our goal with this new series of whitepapers is to reflect that fact. Capturing a diverse range of expert perspectives, we hope to offer something that Procurement groups at any maturity level can engage with.”
Published over the next two months, Procurement Transformation: Industry Perspectives will include Ulrich’s thoughts on Procurement Transformation as well as reflections from the following supply management figures: Jim Baehr (Group Lead, Sourcing Strategies Group), Kelly Barner (Managing Editor, Buyer’s Meeting Point), Diego De la Garza (Director, Source One) Phil Ideson (Managing Director, Palambridge), Michael Lamoureux (Editor-in-Chief, Sourcing Innovation), Naseem Malik (Managing Partner, MRA Global Sourcing), Kristian O’Meara (SVP of Value Engineering, JAGGAER) , Joseph Payne (VP of Professional Services, Source One), and Tom Rogers (CEO, Vendor Centric).
Visit this page in the coming weeks as Source One releases new installments:
- Part 1 – “Procurement Transformation: Then & Now” – Sourcing Strategies Group’s Jim Baehr looks back on the history of supply management in the first installment of Procurement Transformation: Session Insights. Starting in the early-1980s, Baehr charts the development of the term ‘Procurement Transformation.’ It’s a term, he suggests, that’s changed nearly as much as Procurement itself. In just a few decades, it’s matured from an academic notion to a daily concern for sourcing teams across nearly every industry. Today, organizations at every maturity level consider it a primary objective.
- Part 2 – “The Right Mindset” – The Art of Procurement’s Phil Ideson and Source One’s own Joe Payne take a closer look at Procurement’s state of mind. So many transformations fail, they suggest, because the department’s mission, motivations, and mindset are flawed. Ideson advises Procurement to rethink its definition of the term transformation and work to emphasize the enterprise-wide impact of these initiatives. Payne reminds readers that the ‘how’ and ‘what’ of Procurement Transformation aren’t nearly as important as the ‘why..’
Waiting for the next installment? Check out Source One’s blog and podcast to learn more about the innovative firm’s approach to Procurement Transformation initiatives.