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Innovations in Supplier Performance w/ Florida Blue, SAP Ariba and Microsoft

By October 11, 2018 October 13th, 2018 No Comments

Welcome to a special edition of the Sourcing Industry Landscape podcast, hosted by Dawn Tiura. This episode highlights team finalists for Sourcing Industry Group’s (SIG) Future of Sourcing Awards in the Innovations in Supplier Performance category.

This episode highlights team finalists for Sourcing Industry Group’s (SIG) Future of Sourcing Awards in the Innovations in Supplier Performance category.

The teams nominated for the Innovations in Supplier Performance category have demonstrated excellence in their field and represent the best example of innovation, transformation and/or leadership in talent management.

About the Teams:

  • Florida Blue – Florida Blue created processes to assess, monitor and mitigate supplier risk across a diverse supply chain, with the goal being to revise the supplier relationship process from the ground up, continue to meet regulatory requirements and become a customer of choice. You’ll learn how their team achieved reductions in average time to complete an initiative, increased effectiveness of the team, hard dollars savings increases and avoidance/value increases.
  • Microsoft – Microsoft transformed its supplier management, product development, sourcing and supply chain processes from disjointed to one that is a fully-integrated and seamless design-to-deliver process for Surface, Xbox and other hardware products. Learn how Microsoft and its partner SAP Ariba co-innovated to gain early visibility into the cost impact of design decisions and accelerated its product development cycle.

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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Philip Ideson

About Philip Ideson

Philip founded Art of Procurement in 2015 as a way to empower procurement professionals at all levels to deliver change with confidence; whether from the inspiration of the popular weekly podcast that he hosts, or with targeted solution offerings that guide clients on their journey to transform the impact of procurement.