Dawn Tiura

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Dawn Tiura, CEO and President of SIG, SIG University and Future of Sourcing Digital Publication, has over 26 years leadership experience, with the past 22 years focused on the sourcing and outsourcing industry. In 2007, Dawn joined SIG as CEO, but has been active in SIG as a speaker and trusted advisor since 1999, bringing the latest developments in sourcing and outsourcing to SIG members. Prior to joining SIG, Dawn held leadership positions as CEO of Denali Group and before that as a partner in a CPA firm. Dawn is actively involved on a number of boards promoting civic, health and children's issues in the Jacksonville, Florida area. Dawn is a licensed CPA and has a BA from the University of Michigan and an MS in taxation from Golden Gate University. Dawn brings to SIG a culture of brainstorming and internal innovation.

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At What Point Does Procurement Own Supply Chain Risk?
Feb 07, 2023    0
In her October 24th 2022, The Drive article, Emma Helfrich reported the following: “An engine designed by the Austrian company Rotax was discovered installed in one of Russia’s Iranian-made Mohajer-6 drones that went down over the Black Sea earlier this month.” ...
VUCA Planning: Why Procurement Success During Volatile Times Requires Proactive Versus Reactive Agility
Jan 28, 2023    0
What does it mean to have an agile supply chain?
The above question has been raised countless times since the pandemic's beginning, as most supply chains were “stretched” beyond the breaking point.
But during times of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA), we should ask this: is the agility to which I refer "proactive or reactive?"
The “Data First” Approach & Why It's The Key To Procurement’s Digital Transformation
Jan 23, 2023    0
Data — clean and accessible data is important.
Ask me to sum up in one sentence the recent Global Executive Summit session featuring the Founder and CEO of TealBook, Stephany Lapierre, and Nasdaq’s VP. Global Head of Procurement Jeff...
 How Improving Supply Chain Relationships Can Increase Profitability In An Inflationary Market
Jan 04, 2023    0
An old general once said, "pressure makes diamonds!”
When it comes to the ever-increasing pressures on supply chains these past two years, we must be getting close to Kohinoor value — which according to experts, is priceless.
The overarching question is whether tough, inflationary times represent a challenge or an opportunity for sourcing and procurement professionals to shine.
Negotiating Success: The Technical Evolution of Procurement’s Win-Win Formula
Dec 07, 2022    0
I recently read (actually reread) an article on the SIG blog titled "3 Tools to Master the Art of Negotiation" by industry thought leader Darren Smith. One of the many critical points from Darren's article is when he writes: "The difference is...
Learn three ways that supply chain financing (SCF) can help mitigate rising costs due to inflation and reduce friction when it comes to paying supplier invoices on time.
Apr 27, 2022    0

“SCF can assist firms and their supply chains by increasing the velocity of cash flow and making those flows more consistent. Implemented properly, the firm and its supply chains can enjoy a symbiotic relationship.” - Supply Chain Financing and Pandemic: Managing Cash Flows to Keep Firms and Their Value Networks Healthy, ...

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SIG CEO and President Dawn Tiura announces the return of the Future of Sourcing Awards.
Apr 11, 2022    0

A recent article reported that the COVID-19 pandemic has “affected the entire purchasing and supply chain management process.” As a result, we constantly face “multiple problems," including "supply shortages, material price increases, logistics challenges, unavailability of containers and timely vessel connections, congestion...

Sustainable procurement is no longer a corporate goal but a global one.
Mar 02, 2022    0

The dramatic predictions within the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Climate Report published earlier this year called attention to the consequences of continued carbon emissions, and corporations around the globe have taken notice.

From CPG giant P&G to tech powerhouse Hitachi, large enterprises are committing to net-zero emissions across their supply chains by 2050. From the...

Looking for a Career in Sourcing and Procurement?
Feb 01, 2022    0

Supply chain professionals have gone from working behind-the-scenes to being in one of the most talked about industries of 2021. With limited labor, increasing disruption and surging production and shipping costs causing shortages around the globe, exploring a career in sourcing and procurement has taken on new meaning as the field becomes more critical and complex than ever before.

Sourcing professionals are not only helping organizations to grow, but are also making a real impact...

The best way to survive the labor shortages is to ensure top talent is happy.
Jan 14, 2022    0

Supply chain disruptions continue to drive up prices and lead to a growing shortage of goods across the U.S. and abroad. The Biden Administration has taken many steps over the last few months to address these issues and strengthen the country’s supply chain operations – e.g., creating the...