Category: Procurement / Supply Chain

Sourcing Leaders’ Key Priorities: Accelerating Growth Through Global Services | Webinar

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Sourcing Leaders’ Key Priorities: Accelerating Growth Through Global Services

As the second half of 2024 approaches, sourcing leaders are pivoting towards revenue acceleration strategies, moving beyond the traditional focus on cost savings. Procurement’s growing relevance within organizations underscores its necessity to adopt growth-oriented strategies, including driving innovation with key suppliers, leveraging mature pricing models, prioritizing sustainability initiatives, and designing an optimal talent-location framework.

In this webinar, our sourcing and pricing analysts discussed action items for procurement teams to achieve these goals and attain an accelerated growth trajectory in H2 2024.

What questions has the webinar answered for the participants?

  • What are sourcing leaders’ key priorities for H2 2024?
  • How are outsourcing trends shaping up concerning outsourcing deals, sourcing locations, and talent availability?
  • How have sustainability strategies evolved in procurement?
  • What pricing models and negotiation levers are taking priority?
  • What action items can sourcing leaders take to achieve maximum value realization?

Who should attend?

  • CPOs / heads of procurement, CIOs, CTOs
  • Category managers
  • Indirect and strategic sourcing leaders
  • Heads and buyers of outsourced services
  • IT and BPO department leaders
  • Supplier management leaders
  • GBS leaders managing IT and BPO outsourcing contracts
  • Service providers’ sales leaders
  • Service providers’ country heads
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Practice Director
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Ricky Sundrani
Partner

AI-driven Sourcing: Discover the Best-in-Class Features in Autonomous Sourcing Tools | Webinar

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AI-driven Sourcing: Discover the Best-in-Class Features in Autonomous Sourcing Tools

Sourcing organizations are increasingly trying to make their processes more efficient through digital adoption. While e-Sourcing tools were the starting points for this digital transformation, they have evolved and are now enhanced by the addition of automation and artificial intelligence.

Watch this webinar where our analysts offered insights into the complex technology landscape of autonomous sourcing tools. They also discussed the various functionalities autonomous sourcing tools offer across the sourcing workflow, providing a clear understanding of their impact and benefits.

What questions did the webinar answer for the participants?

  • What does the autonomous sourcing technology landscape look like?
  • What is the current state of adoption of automation in sourcing technologies?
  • What are the best-in-class features and functions to look for in an autonomous sourcing tool?

Who should attend?

  • Enterprises
  • Chief procurement officers (CPO)
  • Global sourcing managers
  • Vendor managers/vendor relationship managers
  • Procurement managers
  • Supplier relationship management technology providers
  • Supplier management leaders
  • Technology providers offering autonomous sourcing solutions
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Senior Analyst
Practice Director

When High Tech meets High Touch: Generative AI in CX | Networking Event

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intelligent sourcing networking dinner

April 18, 2024

Catch Everest Group Partner, David Rickard at Intelligent Sourcing’s dinner event on April 18, 2024. David’s keynote is titled When High Tech meets High Touch: Generative AI in CX.

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David Rickard
Partner, Everest Group
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SIG Global Executive Spring Summit 2024

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SIG Global Executive Spring Summit

March 25-27, 2024 |
Asheville, NC

Everest Group is a proud sponsor of SIG’s 2024 Global Executive Spring Summit, taking place from March 25 – 27, 2024 at The Omni Grove Park Inn, in Asheville, NC.

Leapfrogging Technology and Talent Challenges with the Help of Procurement Outsourcing

March 27, 2024 | 11:55 AM-12:40 PM ET

Procurement outsourcing (PO) is no longer just about lift and shift for labor arbitrage. Service providers have become important strategic partners to drive value and accelerate technology adoption. In this session, we will discuss the characteristics of high-value PO engagements, digital trends, including Gen AI, and how modern sourcing teams utilize talent for success. In this vendor-agnostic session, Everest Group’s analysts will share their PEAK Matrix® for PO providers and perspectives on provider capabilities and investments.

You will learn: 

  • Characteristics of successful procurement outsourcing engagements
  • Which providers are investing most strategically 
  • Digital trends, including GenAI in procurement
  • Which pricing models set up both buyers and providers for success
  • How onshore/nearshore delivery is increasing to support upstream activities
  • Lifecycle Phase: Optimization
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Amy Fong
Partner, Everest Group
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Shirley Hung
Partner, Everest Group
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CPOs: Do More with Less in APAC through Gen AI, Innovation, and Rate Cuts | LinkedIn Live

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CPOs: Do More with Less in APAC through Gen AI, Innovation, and Rate Cuts

View the event on LinkedIn, which was delivered live on Thursday, March 21, 2024.

2024’s CPOs, senior procurement, and VMO leaders in the Asia-Pacific region are seeking to accelerate revenue growth while keeping rising costs at bay. In other words, they want to do more with less. 
 

To achieve this, they are focusing on adopting modern technologies such as generative AI (gen AI) to drive productivity, ensuring supplier innovation moves the needle, rebalancing their sourcing portfolios, and driving sustainable growth through optimized processes. 🛠️🔍

Watch this engaging APAC-focused LinkedIn Live discussion where our analysts and procurement veterans explored sourcing and supplier strategies that can drive accelerated revenue growth and enhance cost optimization. 

During this session, we explored:

✅ CPO and procurement leaders’ priorities in 2024 🎯
✅ How technology modernization (e.g., through gen AI) can drive productivity and accelerate revenue growth 🚀
The outlook for pricing in 2024 in APAC and the best-in-class negotiation and contracting tactics that procurement and category management leaders are using 💰
✅ How sourcing and supplier management leaders are driving innovation from their strategic suppliers

Meet the Presenters

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Head of Procurement, India
Philip Morris International
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Practice Director
Everest Group
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Head of APAC Strategic Sourcing & Global Buying Center
Uber
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Partner
Everest Group

Decoding Supplier Relationship Management Technologies: What Are the Best-in-Class Functionalities and Features? | Webinar

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Decoding Supplier Relationship Management Technologies: What Are the Best-in-Class Functionalities and Features?

Enterprises are increasingly focusing on transforming supplier management activities through digital adoption to improve efficiency and relationships. However, the supplier management technology landscape is complex. Technology providers have varying capabilities and focus areas within the supplier management space, making it difficult for enterprises to choose and implement.

In this webinar, our analysts unpacked how enterprises can better understand the supplier relationship management (SRM) technology landscape and highlight the best-in-class functionalities and features.

What questions did the webinar answer for the participants?

  • What does the SRM technology landscape currently look like?
  • What are the best-in-class functionalities and features that enterprises should look for when adopting an SRM tool?
  • What does a high-level assessment of the functionality and solutioning elements of various technology providers offering SRM tools entail?

Who should attend?

  • Enterprises
  • Chief procurement officers (CPO)
  • Global sourcing managers
  • Vendor managers/vendor relationship managers
  • Procurement managers
  • Supplier relationship management technology providers
  • Procurement suite providers
  • Procurement outsourcing service providers
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Senior Analyst
Everest Group
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Practice Director
Everest Group
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Senior Analyst
Everest Group
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Navigate Gen AI Risks in Supply Chain and Procurement: Planning for Success | LinkedIn Live

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Navigate Gen AI Risks in Supply Chain and Procurement: Planning for Success

View the event on LinkedIn, which was delivered live on Thursday, February 1, 2024.

Sourcing and supply chain teams are awash in data and content, making the function a prime opportunity to implement generative AI (gen AI). However, these functions also face significant ethical, privacy, and accuracy concerns. 📊

📢Watch this LinkedIn Live event to hear our experts discuss how the market, providers, and functional leaders are addressing these challenges to pave the way for innovation. This event is a follow-up to our previous LinkedIn Live discussion, The Possibilities for Generative AI in Sourcing.

During the event, we explored:

  • 🌐 The risks, challenges, and barriers to gen AI adoption and how organizations can position themselves for success
  • 🌐 How procurement leaders can navigate the ethical, privacy, and security concerns in the adoption of gen AI to drive innovation
  • 🌐 The technology providers in the gen AI space that sourcing and supply chain teams can work with

Meet the Presenters

GSA’S Sustainable Sourcing Symposium | Conference

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GSA’S SUSTAINABLE SOURCING SYMPOSIUM

January 31, 2024

The GSA Symposium 2024 will kick-start your year with all the insights and tools you need to drive more sustainable sourcing throughout 2024.

David Rickard, Partner at Everest Group, will be doing the opening keynote, sharing insights from our Key Issues 2024 study. David will delve into key business challenges, strategies, and industry insights, to help kickstart your year and stay ahead of the curve in 2024.

Everest Group’s Key Issues 2024 study captures the pulse of IT-BP industry leaders from across the globe to uncover major concerns, expectations, and trends, and how they plan to drive accelerated value through global services in 2024. Themes include the global services industry outlook, key business challenges and priorities, expectations from service providers, expected changes in outsourcing deals, digital and next-generation capability priorities, and the impact of Gen AI, among others.

Where:  DLA Piper, 160 Aldersgate St, Barbican, London, EC1A 4HT

REGISTER

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David Rickard
Partner, Everest Group

Generative AI’s Role in Modern Procurement: Use Cases and Impact | Webinar

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Generative AI's Role in Modern Procurement: Use Cases and Impact

In today’s business landscape, streamlined and efficient procurement processes are essential for sustained growth. It is imperative for procurement to embrace leading-edge technologies such as generative AI to stay competitive.

Generative AI’s ability to optimize procurement processes, mitigate risks, and enhance decision-making is transforming the way organizations operate, making it a key tool for resilience, cost savings, and strategic advantage.

Watch this webinar to hear our analysts discuss generative AI use cases across the source-to-pay value chain, implementation challenges, and the essential steps to harness the technology’s full potential.

What questions has the webinar answered for the participants?

  • What is the impact of generative AI across the source to pay value chain?
  • What business challenges can generative AI solve for procurement organizations?
  • Who are the technology providers in the generative AI space that organizations can work with?
  • How are organizations using AI in procurement?
  • What are the adoption trends of generative AI in procurement?
  • What are the risks, challenges, and barriers to generative AI adoption?

Who should attend?

  • CPOs
  • Category managers
  • Indirect sourcing leaders
  • Supplier management leaders
  • Strategic sourcing leaders
  • CIOs, CTOs
  • Procurement technology providers
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Senior Analyst
Malhotra Bhanushee
Practice Director

Modernizing the Strategic Sourcing Process with Technology | Virtual Roundtable

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Modernizing the Strategic Sourcing Process with Technology

November 15, 2023 |
10:30 AM EST | 9 PM IST

Join industry thought leaders and stakeholders for an engaging virtual roundtable discussion on how to drive meaningful impact in outsourced services spend through digitalization and modern sourcing practices.

Attendees will discuss best practices for effectively measuring the impact of sourcing strategies through tech and methods for aligning this impact with your organization’s broader objectives. We’ll also explore how to cultivate collaborative relationships with suppliers for sustained success.

Sourcing leaders will come away with actionable insights and strategies that can be immediately implemented to elevate sourcing practices.

Participants will discuss:

• Cutting-edge technology trends that are reshaping sourcing strategies
• Best practices for measuring impact, including proven methodologies to measure the impact of your sourcing strategies through tech
• Ways to align your sourcing strategies with broader business objectives, ensuring that your efforts drive meaningful results and growth
• Approaches for fostering collaboration with suppliers through tech, ensuring inclusivity and long-term success in the sourcing ecosystem
• Strategies that you can implement immediately

Who should attend?

• Procurement leaders
• Category managers
• Sourcing managers

Virtual Roundtable Guidelines

The only price of admission is participation. Attendees should be prepared to share their experiences and be willing to engage in discourse.

Participation is limited to enterprise leaders (no service providers). Everest Group will approve each attendance request to ensure an appropriate group size and mix of participants. The sessions are 90 minutes in duration and include introductions, a short presentation, and a facilitated discussion.

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Khushboo Hanjura
Senior Analyst
Hung Shirley
Shirley Hung
Partner
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Bhanushee Malhotra
Practice Director

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