Tag Archives: SVSL




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

SVSL: Aligning Sourcing with GDPR – Are You Putting Your Company at Risk?

How are you dealing with data privacy at your company? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the sweeping law that governs the treatment of personal data of European Union (EU) citizens by any entity around the world, poses important considerations and presents considerable risk for sourcing organizations. Recently, Silicon Valley Sourcing Leaders (SVSL) held an in-depth… 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

Happy Birthday, Silicon Valley Sourcing Leaders!

Cheers to one great year on the books for Silicon Valley Sourcing Leaders — and here’s to many more! SVSL was founded with a few goals in mind: To break down the siloes between Silicon Valley’s leading sourcing teams, to share best practices and ask tough questions, and to make sourcing smarter for enterprises of… read more

May the Source Be with You | SVSL Spring Meeting

May the Fourth is a hallowed day for Jedis, Wookiees, and, as it turns out, sourcing leaders. To celebrate the Force and the Source, Silicon Valley Sourcing Leaders (SVSL) gathered for its spring meeting at founding member Airbnb’s stunning headquarters. After networking (and pizza — lots of pizza) against the backdrop of the San Francisco skyline,… read more

Cost Driver Analysis: Increase Visibility to Increase Savings

Procurement teams currently have less than half of the desired level of cost visibility across buys, leaving money on the table.  This blind spot is a thorn in the side of many sourcing leaders; “enhancing cost driver analysis” topped the list of CEB Procurement Leadership Council’s priorities for 2016.  At our winter Silicon Valley Sourcing Leaders… read more