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Modernize Your Finance and Procurement Organization for 2020

How do you know if your finance organization stuck in the past? If you hear mutters of “what contract?” and “wrong version!” as your team and your procurement organization slogs through spreadsheets and emails, that’s a pretty good sign it’s time to modernize your processes. Despite gaining greater visibility and control of sales while improving… read more

Procurement Transformation

How to Succeed in Procurement Transformation Without Really Trying

Here at New York City Sourcing Leaders, an innovative NYC-based network of sourcing and procurement leaders inspired by knowledge sharing and collaboration, we’re all practical visionaries with big plans. But even the grandest of plans always start with small steps toward success. In 2002, the British cycling team had won just one medal in 76… read more

Sourcing Center Stage: 10 Major Moments from SPARK 2019

What happens when you plan something and your expectations are more than exceeded? That was SPARK 2019. More than 400 guests, from all over the globe, gathered to hear Sourcing best practices full of grit, triumph, and transformation. Even as I type the words “thank you”, it’s tough to put our collective gratitude into words… read more

Everything You Need to Know for SPARK

SPARK 2019 February 26 – 27 | SFJAZZ San Francisco, CA We’re so excited to see you at SPARK next week — loaded with inspiring keynotes and sessions, new strategies to bring home, and networking with 600+ Sourcing and Procurement peers at Tuesday night’s SPARK’s Havana Sourcing Club After-party or Wednesday morning’s Bougie Brunch. Find… read more

This Valentine’s Day, Source New Inspiration at SPARK

Valentine’s Day is a chance to embrace what you adore. Whether you love a good meal, relaxing on the beach–or optimizing your Procurement process–today is a good day to reflect on your passion. In the spirit of Valentine’s, we can’t help but write this ode to you. We love working with you, learning from you,… read more

Sourcing That Shines

Sourcing That Shines: Start Your Year with a SPARK

Once again, the new year is here, and with it comes a new opportunity to shine. How are the world’s leading enterprises upping their sourcing strategy to shine even brighter? Sure, there are classes, webinars, and articles; but, what if you could combine these resources into one giant, learning support system? SPARK 2019 is just… read more

Defining KPIs

Silicon Valley Sourcing Leaders: Defining KPIs to Make Your Blueprint a Reality

More than half of procurement leaders surveyed do not believe that they have the capability in their teams to deliver their procurement strategyٰ¹. Thus, CPOs know they must change how they operate to succeed. To accelerate industry performance, the Silicon Valley Sourcing Leaders (SVSL) meet once every quarter to elevate core capabilities through knowledge sharing… read more

5 Things to Gobble up at SPARK 2019

There are plenty of ways to celebrate Thanksgiving. That’s the beauty of the holidays; everyone has their own way of giving thanks. For me, nothing says, “Thanksgiving at Scout” more than a dancing hand turkey from our very own, Emerson Garber. I’m sure you would agree, too! At Scout, we are forever thankful to our… read more