BGIS • Future of Sourcing Awards Finalist Interview

Posted: 09/18/2023 - 20:17
1) Can you outline why your team embarked on this project and the problem that needed to be solved? 
At BGIS, our diversity and inclusion (D&I) beliefs and practices play a pivotal role in our success as a service-based organization; enabling us to attract and retain the best talent and better reflect the employees, communities, and customers we serve and value. We take pride in our global supplier network, a cornerstone of our success.  

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Inc • Future of Sourcing Awards Finalist Interview

Posted: 09/15/2023 - 20:37
1) Can you outline why your team embarked on this project and the problem that needed to be solved? 
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Inc. (BlueCross or BCBST) is a mature diversity and inclusion company. Guided by our leadership team and board of directors, diversity and inclusion have been a focus for more than 20 years. 

The Fractional CPO

Posted: 08/31/2023 - 20:58
The Fractional CPO

There is an exciting trend occurring within the labor market - fractional CxOs. So, what is a fractional CxO? They are highly experienced executives with functional, industry-domain knowledge retained by an organization on a part-time or contract basis. Instead of being a full-time employee, the fractional CxO provides expertise, insights, mentoring, and leadership for specific hours or days per week or month.

A Brief History of the Enterprise Approach to Supplier Diversity

Posted: 02/10/2021 - 07:39
Supplier Diversity

2020 brought us a time of reflection on many fronts, from how we eat to how we prioritize, how we think, how we get from point A to point B, to focusing on what matters. Diversity is one of the elements that came to the forefront in 2020 for many people and organizations.

As an immigrant and a minority woman, I never thought that we would be at this place in my lifetime where an open discussion of diversity occurs because I have seen how much of it was shunned systematically in the past.

Achieving the Best Possible Outcomes, with Lawrence Kane, Tim Hopper and Greg Tennyson

Posted: 09/17/2018 - 07:58
Dawn Tiura: Hello, everybody. This is Dawn Tiura from Sourcing Industry Group. Now, today I have the pleasure of talking to Greg Tennyson who has been nominated as a Sourcing Star, and I'm sure nobody is surprised. I don't think there's anyone in sourcing or procurement that hasn't heard of him. But even more so, I don't think there's a procurement leader out there that does not have the utmost respect for Greg.
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