Source One's Procurement Thought Leaders Join the Conversation at ISM2017

3/28 – Source One’s Thought Leaders at ISM2017

Procurement Experts from Source One Join the Conversation on Hot Supply Management Trends and Topics During ISM2017

Source One's procurement experts to speak at ISM2017


Willow Grove, PA (March 28, 2017) – Procurement thought leaders from leading spend management services provider, Source One Management Services are looking forward to sharing their unique perspectives on supply management trends and topics as featured speakers and panel members during the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Annual Conference, taking place May 21st-24th in Orlando, Florida. Source One’s cost reduction consultants join ISM2017’s impressive itinerary of session presenters during the main conference, as well as the executive-exclusive subconference, ExecIn, exploring a number of supply management topics including, cost reduction strategies, millennial talent trends, and the role of data analytics.

On Sunday, May 21st Source One’s VP of Operations, William Dorn kicks off Source One’s session as a panel member of Procurement Transformation: Is a GPO Right for your Organization? The session aims to explore how companies can achieve savings and drive value by leveraging group purchasing organizations (GPOs) in combination with customized strategic sourcing events.  Dorn offers a unique perspective formed over his decades of experience supporting cost reduction initiatives for Fortune 1000 enterprises with a blended approach of strategic sourcing and collaboration with leading GPOs. He aims to lend his category advice and lend insight into how companies can strike the right balance between prenegotiated deals and going to market.

On Tuesday May 23rd Source One Director Diego De la Garza will be moderating a panel discussion exploring millennial talent trends titled, Should I Stay or Should I Go? De la Garza and his panel of fellow millennial supply management professionals will weigh in on a variety of millennial employment developments, including discussing the pros and cons of staying with one employer for an entire career vs. moving on to another company. Also happening on Tuesday, Source One’s Senior Data Scientist James Patounas will be co-leading a session during ExecIn, title Procurement 4.0. Alongside executives from industry-leading enterprises, Patounas will explore how companies can leverage data analytics and capitalize on data innovation in supply management practices.

“Today’s leading organizations are facing unprecedented challenges when it comes to managing global supply chain operations, employing a multi-generational workforce, and deriving actionable decisions from a seemingly unlimited amount of data,” explains William Dorn. “We’re honored to share the insight we’ve gained by helping leading companies tackle these obstacles as featured speakers during ISM’s Annual Conference. We’re looking forward to lending our perspective as procurement services providers to provide attendees with advice they can apply within their supply management operations.”

In addition to speaking during ISM2017, Source One’s consultants will also be hosting booth #225. ISM Annual Conference attendees are welcome to stop by the Source One booth to simply talk shop or learn more about the firm’s spend management solutions.

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