Future of Sourcing accepts content on all topics related to sourcing, procurement, risk, supply chain and related industries.
Readers come to the site to find specific information on the following topics:
- Sourcing Theory and Best Practices
- Contracting and Contract Management
- Spend Analytics and Spend Under Management
- Sustainable Sourcing and Procurement (ESG, CSR, DE&I)
- Tail Spend
- BPO Industry Topics
- Supplier Relationship Management
- Training and Professional Development
- Risk and Compliance
The Future of Sourcing newsletter is published on the 1st and 15th of every month. Not every article published in a given month can be included in each newsletter, but articles that align with the editorial calendar themes below are given priority consideration.
If you are interested in conducting a joint research study with members of SIG and Future of Sourcing’s readers on one of the deep-dive topics below, please reach out to Geoff Talbot.
To see if your content is right for our publication, please review the writing guidelines and email pitches or inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Pitches are reviewed as they are received, but please allow three weeks for articles to be received and thoroughly reviewed for publication.
Q1: On the Horizon
Deep Dive: Procurement Technology
Article Topics: How-to guides, e-auctions, use cases, potentials and pitfalls, predictions, how to measure ROI, KPIs, analytics and reporting, data management, stakeholder involvement, strategies, implementation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, savings and value discovery.
Content run dates: Jan, Feb, March
Q2: Threats and Opportunities
Deep Dive: Risk and Compliance
Article Topics: Business continuity planning, GRC topics, risk fundamentals and frameworks, ESG initiatives, third-party risk, tools and techniques, supply chain disruptions, emerging trends, strategic planning, technologies to mitigate risk, roles and relationships of risk professionals, supplier relationship management, lifecycle relationship management, contract administration and maverick spending.
Content run dates: April, May, June
Q3: High-Performing Procurement Teams
Deep Dive: Training and Development
Article Topics: Interviews with CPOs and senior executives, leadership topics, mentorship, sourcing and retaining top talent, organizational development, DE&I initiatives, talent technology, trends and strategies, millennial and Gen Z workers, retiring workers, benefits and compensation and industry trends.
Content run dates: July, August, September
Q4: Industry 4.0
Deep Dive: Trends and Future Outlook
Article Topics: Sustainable sourcing, sustainability, the future of work, talent management, performance management, benchmarking, operations, transformation, innovation, team dynamics, CFO/CPO relationships, DE&I initiatives, trends and predictions.
Content run dates: October, November, December