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Crowdsourcing Success with Sourcing Leaders Across the U.S.

The Beatles got it right: we get by with a little help from our friends. Luckily, at Sourcing Leaders, we have a huge network of friends. In the past two weeks, we’ve met up with sourcing professionals across the country, in San Francisco, Chicago, and New York, to discuss our struggles and successes. Our goal… read more

4 Ways to Attract Talent

4 Ways to Be a Magnet for Top-Performing Sourcing Talent

When it seems like every company is using the latest technology to find new talent, touting never-ending perks, and aggressively poaching up-and-comers, how do you set your company and your procurement team apart? How do you attract, retain, and develop a stellar procurement team that will give you a competitive advantage? Don’t worry, this isn’t… read more

sourcing data

Hit Your Sourcing Stride Through Engagement and Quality Data

Successful sourcing teams hit their stride when they find that perfect balance of supplier and stakeholder engagement. So the question is, what steps need to be taken in order to reach that peak? One thing seems to be certain: quality data is the starting point. And as the race to predict and keep ahead of… read more

extreme sourcing

Adventures in Extreme Sourcing with Chicago Sourcing Leaders

“There is absolutely no value of doing all this good work and really driving procurement forward if you don’t tell anyone.” A survey of 45 CPOs from large, global organizations found that successful CPOs were likely to be “brilliant at understanding and expressing ideas, as extroverted as a sales person, and better with words than… read more

A Very Windy Welcome to Chicago Sourcing Leaders

Wrigley Field. The Loop. Cloud Gate. Deep dish pizza (and lots of it). Chicago is a city full of icons, and it has one more to add to the list: Chicago Sourcing Leaders. Last week, sourcing professionals from the Windy City gathered at Beam Suntory for CSL’s inaugural meeting. The sourcing insights were flowing just… read more