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This Isn’t Your Father’s Outsourcer

Posted: 12/13/2019 - 05:02
This Isn’t Your Father’s Outsourcer
Technology transformation is not only having a major impact on industries around the globe, but it is also helping to shape the future of IT outsourcing. I recently came across an article written by Deloitte principals in CIO Journal, “Five Forces Shaping Outsourcing for Tomorrow,” that touched on the prerequisites for an effective outsourcing model for digital transformation services and solutions in today’s business environment.

How We are Doing Total Talent Management Wrong (And How We Can Do It Right)

Posted: 12/10/2019 - 09:33
If you attended events like CWS this year, you could not help but be involved in discussions and breakout sessions dealing with Total Talent Management (TTM). What started as a simple idea that could revolutionize the staffing landscape, has progressed into complicated programs and expensive "add-on" solutions being offered by some Managed Staffing Providers (MSP). 
 

Sourcing in the Circular Economy

Posted: 12/05/2019 - 09:51
Procurement plays a vital role in bringing new products and services to market, creating jobs and delivering economic prosperity for customers, stakeholders and shareholders. Sourcing plans identify value propositions, partnership and investment opportunities, new and emerging capabilities that have a substantial “positive” impact on the bottom line.

10 Plays to Win the Sourcing Talent Game

Posted: 12/04/2019 - 06:11
Championship baseball teams like the Washington Nationals win by developing a talent pipeline of young players like left fielder Juan Soto and acquiring savvy veterans like three-time Cy Yong award pitcher Max Scherzer. Akin to the General Manager of any great baseball team, we as sourcing leaders spend a sizable portion of our time laboring to nurture and acquire talent to foster a competitive edge for our companies.   
 

Where We Stand on the Journey to Gender Diversity

Posted: 12/03/2019 - 03:35
People who know me know that I am a passionate advocate for elevating the role of women in business, and I am particularly interested in seeing more women attain senior leadership positions in the procurement function. I’ve been working in procurement for years, and throughout my career, I’ve had the opportunity to meet and get to know hundreds of outstanding procurement professionals, many of whom are women
 

Mind the Skills Gap

Posted: 11/26/2019 - 08:17
Talent is the lifeblood of the enterprise. Yet with unemployment low and continuing to fall, it’s in short supply. According to CNBC, the U.S. currently has 1.4 million more job openings than unemployed people.  
 

Supplier Collaboration: Sharing Influence for Shared Success

Posted: 11/25/2019 - 01:33
Success is not about procurement getting the upper hand; in fact, it might be about giving it up! Such a statement could raise the eyebrows of people pursuing success. It’s true that all corporate functions want more influence — but the secret lies in how they go about pursuing and leveraging that influence. 
 

What Procurement Pros Need to Know About Trends in Marketing Spending for 2020

Posted: 11/20/2019 - 04:04
With the fourth quarter of 2019 now underway, many companies have already started developing their marketing plans for 2020. A major aspect of the planning process will be setting the overall marketing budget for next year and allocating the budget across marketing channels, tactics and other spending areas.
 
Ideally, marketing procurement professionals will be involved in the planning process and to participate effectively they will need to have a solid understanding of current marketing trends, including those relating to marketing spending.

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