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Future of Sourcing Awards 2018: Innovations in Digitization, with IBM and Microsoft

Posted: 10/30/2018 - 01:41
Dawn Tiura: Folks, I'd like to introduce to one of our team finalists, and this is in the digitization finalists IQ project, and I'm going to be speaking today to Gavin Hough with IBM and this is called pricing IQ. Can you tell us a little bit about the project Gavin?
 

Innovations in Outsourcing, with GEP, Denali - A WNS Company and Russell Investments

Posted: 10/25/2018 - 08:29
Dawn Tiura: Well folks I'm excited to introduce you to the next team and that's GEP Procurement Transfer Nation with a CPG client. They are an outsourcing finalist in the Future of Sourcing Awards and I'm real excited to welcome you guys to the podcast.
 
Rafiq Merchant: Thank you so much. Thank you so much for having us.
 
Connor Hill: Yes. Thank you, Dawn.
 

Six Steps to Lower Your Telecom Bills

Posted: 10/25/2018 - 00:59
I don’t gamble very often. When I do, I tend to lose. These two facts established, you can probably guess that I spend very little time in casinos. When I do venture into one, however, I’m there for hours. Why, you ask? We’ve already recognized that card games are no friend of mine. No, I tend to linger because of how casino floor plans are designed. Casinos are built to keep people in, entertained and gambling – this comes as a surprise to no one.

“People-First” Approach is Key to IT Managed Services Transition Success

Posted: 10/17/2018 - 08:51
Successful IT managed services (ITMS) transitions require an equal amount of due diligence and effort from the enterprise as well as the new service provider. Most of today’s market leading service providers bring tools, templates and processes that are very similar on paper and are table stakes for competing in the industry.

Future of Sourcing Awards 2018: Innovations in Third Party Management, with FedEx, Florida Blue and Fannie Mae

Posted: 10/16/2018 - 04:43
Dawn Tiura: Folks, with me today is Morgan Schultz, and she is representing the team from FedEx that is in the finalist category for third party management, and their project was called "Intelligent Dashboard Project". So welcome to the show, Morgan, I'm glad to have you.
 
Morgan: Thank you, Dawn.
 
Dawn Tiura: So, can you tell me, why was this project launched, what was the problem you were trying to solve?
 

How Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing Help Create Structured Versus Unstructured Data

Posted: 10/16/2018 - 03:43
Most procurement organizations lack the necessary data to make decisions about their services spend. The fundamental reason for the gap between the data they have and the data they need is that it is buried in documents. As a result, there is a desperate need for deeper visibility into services spend in most organizations. For too long, spend analytics have only provided details at the aggregate level and in many cases the data is not accurate. The marketplace consistently wants to better understand this part of the business to gain greater insight.
 

Caller ID: A Simple Feature with Complex Effects

Posted: 10/13/2018 - 02:40
We’ve all been there: you pick up an incoming call to hear silence...or a request for personal information...or a recorded message...only to regret picking up the call. But you’ve also probably been on the other side: you’ve ignored a call from a number you don’t recognize only to find out it was the delivery driver looking to validate your address...the bank calling to let you know there has been suspicious activity on your card...or the doctor calling with updates from your last appointment.

Gillian K. Hadfield: Remaking the Rules for the 21st Century

Posted: 10/09/2018 - 05:07
Academic and author Gillian K. Hadfield is a pioneer in pushing the current legal system into the 21st century. 
 
Hadfield is a Faculty Affiliate at the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Toronto and the Center for Human-Compatible AI at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also teaching Legal Design Lab (with Dan Ryan) at the University of Toronto.  Her research is focused on the need to reform and redesign legal systems in market democracies.  
 

Future of Sourcing Awards 2018: Innovations in Talent Management, with Beeline, Microsoft and University of Tennessee

Posted: 10/09/2018 - 03:50
Dawn Tiura: Folks, I'm excited for this next podcast. It's with Colleen. And Colleen Tiner is with Beeline. Beeline is a finalist in our Talent category with the Beeline Self-Sourcing Project. Welcome to the podcast.
 
Colleen Tiner: Thank you, Dawn.
 

Time to Worry about your Software Supply Chain?

Posted: 10/09/2018 - 00:07
Software has become crucial to every industry. Yet ensuring the software system you are buying or licensing is authentic and free from defect or malware is a challenge. The QA procedure in old-school manufacturing is to test a random set of newly delivered widgets for their compliance with approved specifications. But you can’t really take the same simple approach with software. 
 

Outsourcing: Agile Culture in Business

Posted: 10/08/2018 - 21:57
recent study by McKinsey and the University of Oxford on 5,000 large IT projects showed that 17 percent go so poorly that they threaten the very existence of the company. In addition, over half go massively over budget and deliver 56 percent less value than predicted. An example of this is finding a home listed for $250,000, paying $275,000, and moving in to find that it is really only worth $125,000.

Re-engineering a Corporate Real Estate Service Organization: Strategic Sourcing

Posted: 10/06/2018 - 00:38
In Part I: Operational Review, the team identified what needed to be done and determined the optimal delivery model. In Part II: Strategic Sourcing, we will examine the strategic sourcing process, including: 
 
  1. Supplier Pre-Qualification
  2. Bid Strategy
  3. Request for Proposal/Solution/Partner Development

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