Supply Management Updates and Insights for March 2019
 

Source One News and Insights – March 2019

The Latest Procurement News from the Leaders in Spend Management

Procurement News and Insights


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Talking Procurement Technology at ExecIn

Talking Procurement Technology at ExecIn

Next-generation Procurement tools are closer than you think. At this year’s ExecIn Forum thought leaders from GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, and Source One will discuss some of the solutions they’ve employed to realize data-driven results. Source One’s James Patounas and William Dorn will discuss the extra insights and visibility Qlik Sense has brought their organization. GSK’s Jasdeep Sandhu – this year’s Megawatt Rising Star – will detail some of the blockchain initiatives he’s driven and IBM’s Marco Romano will describe a range of game-changing tools.



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The Contracting Terms Procurement Needs to Know

The Contracting Terms Procurement Needs to Know

Taking a more contract-centric approach to the sourcing process doesn’t have to mean implementing an advanced CRM solution. Oftentimes, it’s as simple as bringing your Procurement and Legal teams closer together. Where to start? Bring Procurement up to speed with these essential contracting terms.

 

Colorado Takes a Major Step Toward Resolving Trucker Shortage

Colorado is going to somewhat creative lengths to address the prevailing truck driver shortage. The Centennial State’s Governor, Jared Pollis,  recently signed legislation that will allow individuals as young as 18 years old to drive trucks across state lines. Will other states soon follow suit?

 

Elevating Procurement with Tania Seary

Tania Seary, Founder of Procurious, on Empowering Procurement

Tania Seary, Founder of Procurious, sits down with the Strategic Sourceror to discuss the evolving role of Procurement. She suggests that Procurement is often its own worst enemy when it comes to accepting a more prominent role and advocates for a more holistic understanding of the function.

 

Procurement Needs to Rethink Soft Savings

Shifting the Perception of Soft Cost Savings in Procurement

Source One Senior Analyst Jennifer Engel encourages Procurement to change the way it thinks about so-called ‘soft savings.’ There’s nothing soft, she suggests, about the impact cycle time reduction or supplier-led innovation can bring a Procurement organization. Read to learn more about redefining your metrics.

 

What's Next for Amazon's Drone Delivery Plans?

6 Things We Know About Amazon’s Drone Delivery Service (and 4 We Don’t)

Several years ago, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos outlined ambitious plans to introduce a drone-based delivery service. This blog takes a look at the still-in-progress project. What do we know? What’s still up in the air? How soon will Bezos’ plans become a reality? Read to find out.

 

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