SIG The Sourcing Industry Landscape

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

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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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.