Source One's Data Scientist Engages Business Leaders of Tomorrow on the Future of Spend Management
Willow Grove, PA (October 20, 2015) – On October 28th, Source One’s Data Scientist, James Patounas is La Salle University’s Business Systems and Analytics Club featured speaker. With the mission of preparing students for the business world, the club regularly hosts networking events and guest speakers, allowing students to engage with business professionals to learn how course curriculum applies in the real-world of business. Source One is no stranger to speaking at La Salle University. Last semester, Associate Director and Supply Chain pundit, Jennifer Ulrich presented to business students on the spend analysis process, as well as Source One’s proven approach to strategic sourcing
Source One’s Vice President of Professional Services, Joe Payne explains; “As a leading consulting firm, we take pride in our ability to set industry best-practices and stay ahead of the curve for the tools and techniques strategic sourcing and procurement departments use daily. Since our inception in 1992, we’ve set the standards for innovative and sustainable spend management solutions – helping organizations build successful category management, implementing the necessary structure for effective supplier relationship management, reining in costs, and driving ongoing supplier value. With these practices as a foundation, the next step in spend management is the ability to predict and proactively anticipate costs and mitigate risks. Enter the role of a Data Scientist.”
“Businesses are constantly adapting to the changing economic landscape and Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Departments play a major role in helping companies remain competitive. My role as a Data Scientist is to ensure that Strategic Sourcing and Procurement professionals are equipped with the information needed to support agility within the supply chain,” explains James Patounas, Source One’s Data Scientist. “La Salle University’s School of Business students and faculty recognize the importance of data analytics in supporting business functions and I look forward to the opportunity of sharing real-world applications of analytics directly impacting operations and even the bottom line for companies – which for Source One is delivering cost reduction solutions and enhancing supply chain operations.”
Source One is gearing up for a loaded Quarter 4. This month, experts can be found at Unimarket Now 2015, U.S Mexico Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming conference: Mexico as a Strategic Business Partner, and Corporate United’s networking and thought leadership event: Procurement Excellence 2016. In November, Source One is sponsoring the annual ProcureCon Pharma Conference, speaking on the Future of Procurement, the shift in business process outsourcing, and Procurement’s changing C-Suite value proposition.
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