Who are we?
The Indirect/Services Group was organized by procurement professionals during the ISM International Conference in 2000. The Indirect/Services Group was formed to champion best practices and networking opportunities associated with supply management practitioners, who source services (such as temporary labor, consultants, building services, telecom and technology needs, etc.) or who work in one of the many services-related industries. As we all know, services is the fastest growing sector of not only the U.S. economy, but that of the world economy as well.
Location: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
ISM Indirect/Services Group – Free Webinar
“Ignorance Is Risk — Turning Garbage Data into Bottom-Line Gold”
Would you be surprised to find that your organization’s spend on IT goods and services is double what the general ledger indicates? Why do you procure so much “miscellaneous”, “general services” and “prepaid expense” spend? What is in that giant bucket of spend called “professional services”? Financial management systems manage an organization’s money, but use of that data for procurement purposes is often an afterthought. A lack of visibility on indirect spend can lead to missed savings opportunities, less-reliable budget decisions, misuse of funds and potential brand risk to an organization. At a recent conference, 87 percent of procurement directors indicated they (1) do not have access to the spend data they need or (2) don’t trust the data they have.
This session will show you how to:
- Solve today’s data deficit
- Use your existing data to identify procurement risks and deliver savings
- Increase the quality and reliability of future spend data.
Presented by: Jonathan White
Jonathan is a business development director with Spikes Cavell in Tysons, Virginia. He helps finance and procurement professionals get a firmer grip on spend to find savings opportunities, develop strategic sourcing initiatives and transform procurement functions. White has been a frequent conference speaker on such topics as spend analytics, measuring savings and public-sector spend transparency. A native of Ohio, he received two bachelor’s degrees — in international business and political science — at Massey University in New Zealand.