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Achieving the Best Possible Outcomes w/ Microsoft, Boeing and VSP Global (SIG Future of Sourcing Awards Series)

Welcome to a special edition of the Sourcing Industry Landscape podcast, hosted by Dawn Tiura, where we highlight Sourcing Star Award finalists for Sourcing Industry Group’s (SIG) Future of Sourcing Awards.

The finalists on this show have utilized their professional acumen to make impressive impacts on their communities and the communities in which their organizations do business.

The Sourcing Star Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated inspiring, insightful and innovative work in the sourcing field over the course of their career in the space.

About the Guests:

  • Greg Tennyson, CPO, VSP Global – With over 25 years’ industry experience, Greg is a sought-after advisory board member, thought leader and mentor who seeks to pay it forward to young talent and emerging companies. A collaborative leader and team player, he shows an unwavering commitment to his profession by pushing new innovation and technology across procurement.
  • Tim Hopper, Responsible Sourcing Manager, Indirect Supply Chain, Microsoft – Tim shares details on his innovative projects for Microsoft, including how his nonprofit experience influences his work for Microsoft on social and environmental projects, as well as the impact of emerging technologies on sustainability initiatives.
  • Lawrence Kane, Senior Leader for IT Sourcing & Functional Excellence, Boeing – Lawrence has developed many industry-leading best practices, including the creation of the first sourcing office for Boeing. As an industry thought leader, educator, and mentor, he has no shortage of personal and professional projects. He shares a unique insight into his approach to time management that aligns both himself and his team for success.

About this Series:

Over the coming weeks, listeners will be introduced to the teams and individuals whose work has had significant impacts on the industry, the organizations for which they work and their colleagues. The Future of Sourcing Awards will take place at SIG’s Fall Global Executive Summit on October 17 in Rancho Mirage, California.

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About the author

Philip Ideson

Philip Ideson is passionate about the role that procurement professionals and leaders can plan in creating competitive advantage for their organizations in ways that go beyond the traditional value proposition.

Philip founded Art of Procurement as a way for the procurement community to learn from each other, increasing the impact they have on their organizations. In 2017, he co-founded Palambridge, a virtual platform of procurement experts, technology, and intelligence. Palambridge provides a broad range of flexible procurement solutions, available on-demand.

Prior to Art of Procurement and Palambridge, Philip enjoyed a career that spanned the procurement value chain, working across three continents for organizations such as Accenture, Procurian, Ally Financial, Pfizer and Ford Motor Company.