Source One Selected to Present “Huge Savings Now Possible with Collaborative Sourcing” for Education Industry Buyers and Suppliers

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The Leading Procurement Service Provider to Speak at Unimarket NOW

Bill and I will discuss sourcing strategies that can produce additional budget savings and well as cultivate beneficial partnerships with suppliers.

William R. Dorn, Jr. and Joseph Payne, of Source One Management Services, LLC and co-authors of “Managing Indirect Spend: Enhancing Profitability Through Strategic Sourcing,” will serve as featured speakers at the 2nd Annual Unimarket User Conference – Unimarket NOW on October 1 and 2, 2012 at the Westin Baltimore Washington Airport (BWI) Hotel outside of Baltimore, Maryland.

On the second day of the two-day conference, Dorn and Payne will participate in a morning panel discussion “Strategic Alignment with Suppliers for Mutual Benefit.” In the afternoon following the panel discussion, Dorn and Payne will present “Huge Savings Now Possible with Collaborative Sourcing” where they will discuss various sourcing strategies for the education industry and how specific sourcing techniques can help education procurement professionals create collaborative relationships with suppliers and build lasting business partnerships.    

“Federal and State education funding cuts as well as the increasing price sensitivity of college and university students is driving the higher education industry to evaluate its business processes and how schools are currently spending their shrinking budgets. At this event, Bill and I will discuss sourcing strategies that can produce additional budget savings and well as cultivate beneficial partnerships with suppliers,” said Payne, Vice President of Professional Services for Source One.

Dorn and Payne are experienced speakers having presented on a variety of sourcing and procurement topics to business leaders across many industries.

A leading eProcurement company, Unimarket serves as a major player in the higher education industry as a multi-tenant Software-as-a-Services (SaaS) providing software to help streamline procure-to pay operations and achieve cost savings. The Unimarket NOW conference will include panel discussions and presentations by leaders in higher education procurement pertaining to online spend management, significant savings opportunities, and cloud-based procurement software. Conference attendees will include Unimarket customers and non-customers who are CFOs, procurement managers, IT managers, and strategic suppliers for higher education institutions. If you are interested in attending this event, visit http://www.Unimarket.com for further details.

Dorn leads change management, efficiency improvements and technology selection and development for Source One and its clients. His areas of expertise include strategic sourcing, manufacturing, business process reengineering, and technology. He has extensive experience in large scale projects for Fortune 500 and other large institutional clients. Dorn holds a Bachelor’s Science Information Technology, focused on Business Systems Analysis, and an Associate’s degree in Electronics Technology and Mechanical Engineering. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

Dorn co-authored “Managing Indirect Spend: Enhancing Profitability Through Strategic Sourcing,” published by John Wiley & Sons in 2011. He is the blog master and frequent contributor to the StrategicSourceror.com blog.

Payne helps companies reduce costs and manage change. He leads a team of project managers and analysts, developing insights into the challenges organizations face when undertaking initiatives to reduce costs through strategic sourcing and negotiation best practices. His areas of expertise include strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management, business process reengineering, and financial reporting. Payne has extensive experience helping Fortune 500 companies and mid-market organizations implement sustainable cost savings programs. Payne holds a Bachelor's Degree in Operations and Information Management from the University of Scranton.

He co-authored “Managing Indirect Spend: Enhancing Profitability Through Strategic Sourcing,” published by John Wiley & Sons in 2011.

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Source One Management Services, LLC is a leading procurement services consultancy, who has been providing procurement transformation, spend management, strategic sourcing and cost reduction services since 1992. Source One helps organizations reduce the costs for the common and not-so-common products and services that they use daily to run their businesses. Source One’s services reduce the overall cost of acquisition through the application of proven sourcing and purchasing strategies, best practices, people and technologies.

Learn more about Source One on the web at http://www.SourceOneInc.com

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