Strategy

Sourcing Star Interview: Dennis Tupper

Posted: 09/22/2019 - 05:22
How did you get into this field – was it purposeful or by accident?  
As a recruiter, I loved paying attention to sourcing trends and was always curious on what channels and job boards worked best for finding and attracting talent. I found in staffing that marketing channel metrics were not practiced very well, often not at all. It was my curiosity and thirst for data that got me into it and my passion for analysis and optimization that made it a career for me. 
 

Key Considerations in Developing Your Global Real Estate & Facilities Strategy

Posted: 09/17/2019 - 02:19
Key Considerations in Developing Your Global Real Estate & Facilities Strategy
Corporate real estate executives faced with developing a global strategy for real estate and facilities services may find the task daunting. There can be substantial differences between a global strategy and a local or regional strategy. Even seasoned professionals find themselves challenged by the scale and complexities of time and distance.

Innovations in Third Party Management: Fannie Mae

Posted: 08/16/2019 - 03:33

Can you outline why your team embarked on this project and the problem that needed to be solved?

Fannie Mae has traditionally engaged a broad range of third-party suppliers across different channels for advice, expertise, production support, development, governance and other services. The demand for professional services has ranged from single freelance experts to hundreds of resources for development to firms with methodologies and benches to deliver significant changes to our accounting and governance systems.    
 

Innovations in Sourcing: Microsoft & CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project)

Posted: 08/06/2019 - 04:24

Can you outline why your team embarked on this project and the problem that needed to be solved?

Aligning with Microsoft’s overall mission to “Empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more,” and the company’s long-term commitment to carbon neutrality, (since 2012), Microsoft’s Responsible Sourcing team recognized a gap in its own, and hence Purchasers as a whole, ability to accurately measure the CO2 footprint of a global supply chain.  
 

Call Center Outsourcing – An Emerging Option for Smaller Enterprises

Posted: 07/04/2019 - 01:39
Digital transformation involves the implementation of advanced technology and fundamental organizational change. Ultimately, though, it’s all about the customer. From mobile apps for secure payment to fun experiences in retail spaces, businesses seek to leverage innovation to identify and engage customers, to gain insight into preferences and habits and to make every interaction positive and impressionable.   
 

How Print E-Sourcing Helps Tame the Tail

Posted: 06/19/2019 - 06:16

Managing tail spend has been a major topic of discussion among sourcing professionals for at least the past two decades. In most companies, external spending has a Pareto-like distribution – the largest 20% of suppliers (by dollar volume) typically account for about 80% of the total external spend. Tail spend is generally defined as the 20% (or so) of the total external spend that is attributable to the smallest 80% of suppliers.

Re-engineering a Corporate Real Estate Service Organization: Governance

Posted: 06/17/2019 - 04:27
Although these processes can take months – sometimes longer, the work does not end when the contract is signed or even when the services are successfully transitioned to the outsourced partner. You don’t simply hand over responsibility for the contracted services, schedule quarterly and annual updates and expect things to run smoothly.

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