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SIG Announces Finalists for Future of Sourcing Awards Inaugural Celebration


Global brands including Microsoft, IBM, FedEx and more being honored at Awards event on October 17, 2018

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (PRWEB) August 16, 2018

SIG, the premier membership organization for sourcing, procurement and outsourcing executives today announces the finalists in the SIG Future of Sourcing Awards taking place October 17, 2018, at the fall SIG Global Executive Summit in Rancho Mirage, California. The Future of Sourcing Awards program celebrates companies that represent the best example of innovation, transformation and/or leadership and SIG is pleased to announce the finalists in all categories. Winners will be announced at the Awards celebration. Tables can now be secured to attend that event. Sponsorships are also available and offer significant visibility in front of some of the most globally recognized brand name companies being celebrated at the event for:

Innovations in Sourcing:

  • GEP - Digital Procurement Transformation for a University System
  • GEP - Procurement Transformation with a CPG Client
  • HERE Technologies - Internal Sourcing Transformation Project
  • VSP Global - Spend It Like Its Yours (SILIY) project

Innovations in Outsourcing:

  • Denali - Savings Initiative for a Specialty Beverage Company
  • GEP - Procurement Transformation with a CPG Client
  • Russell Investments - Procurement Best Practices Project

Innovations in Third Party Management:

  • Fannie Mae - Asset Management Solution Project 
  • FedEx - Intelligent Dashboard Project 
  • Florida Blue - Customer of Choice Project

Innovations in Supplier Performance Management:

  • Florida Blue - Customer of Choice Project 
  • Ivalua and Fannie Mae - Procurement Transformation Project 
  • Microsoft - Supplier Management 3.0 Project 
  • SAP Ariba and Microsoft - Digital Transformation and Supplier Collaboration Project

Innovations in Digitization:

  • IBM - Pricing IQ Project 
  • Microsoft - Supplier Onboarding Project 
  • Microsoft - Product Catalog Project

Innovations in Governance and Compliance:

  • GE - Master Supplier Data Portal Project 
  • Microsoft - My Order Project 
  • Microsoft - Supplier Management 3.0 Project

Innovations in Talent Management:

  • Beeline – Self-Sourcing Project 
  • Microsoft – Digital Talent Marketplace Project 
  • University of Tennessee – Online Training on Vested Methodology Project

Innovations in Sustainability:

  • Ivalua and Fannie Mae – Procurement Transformation Project 
  • Microsoft – Global Impact Sourcing Project 

In addition, the Future of Sourcing Awards celebrates individuals who are transforming the industry with original ideas, thought leadership and methodologies. From sourcing prodigies ("Rising Stars") to industry titans ("Sourcing Stars"), these individuals are advancing the industry in long-lasting ways.

Rising Star Finalists:

  • Krystelle Bilodeau, Director, Retail and Wholesale Debt Administration, Bank of Canada
  • Natalie Fahrner, Category Manager II, Strategic Sourcing, FedEx
  • Biswajeet Panigrahi, Category Manager II, Strategic Sourcing, FedEx
  • Komal Patel, Global Process Owner, Source-to-Pay (S2P), Kellogg Company
  • Conor Quarry, Analytics as a Service Lead, IBM

Sourcing Star Finalists:

  • Deepak Bansal, Enterprise Head of Sourcing Vendor Management, Envision Healthcare
  • Kristin Gallagher, Director, Russell Investments
  • Tim Hopper, Responsible Sourcing Manager, Microsoft
  • Lawrence Kane, Senior Leader, Strategic Sourcing Functional Excellence & First Time Quality, Boeing
  • Debbie Manos-McHenry, Chief Sourcing Officer, Huntington National Bank
  • Rohan Ranadive, SVP, Head of Intelligent Automation, BB&T
  • Jennifer Shepherd, Director, Global Sourcing and Procurement, Russell Investments

-Greg Tennyson, CPO, VSP Global

  • Linda Tuck Chapman, President, Ontala Performance Solutions
  • Kate Vitasek, Author and Faculty, University of Tennessee 

"We are absolutely thrilled to announce the finalists in the Future of Sourcing Awards," says Dawn Tiura, President and CEO of SIG. "The quality of the nominations in all categories was incredible." Adds Sarah Holliman, SIG Chief Marketing Officer, "The number of submissions we had from industry-leading companies was overwhelming—we are so grateful to our judges who were able to cull through the many nominations and identify those that truly stood out."

More information can be found about the Awards celebration, sponsorship opportunities and registration for the awards and Global Summit on the Future of Sourcing Awards website.

About SIG

SIG is a membership organization that provides thought leadership and networking opportunities to executives in sourcing, procurement and outsourcing from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies and the advisors who serve them. SIG is widely known as a forum for sharing "next" practices and thought leadership through live networking events, virtual forums and a comprehensive online SIG resource center (SRC), which was developed by and for professionals in sourcing and outsourcing. The organization is unique in that it blends practitioners, service providers and advisory firms in a non-commercial environment. SIG is also the parent organization for SIG University, a one-of-a-kind certification and training program for professionals and executives seeking deep expertise in sourcing and governance for themselves or their teams, as well as Future of Sourcing Digital, which provides unrivaled digital content for the opinion-formers and decision-makers at the heart of the sourcing and outsourcing space.

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