Executives from Abercrombie & Fitch, Nationwide Insurance, Huntington Bank and More to Gather at SIG Regional Roundtable to Discuss Sourcing Best Practices

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Sourcing Interests Group to Facilitate One-Day Regional Roundtable Being Held at Nationwide Office on December 4, 2013 for the Exchange of Best Practices and Networking

Sourcing and outsourcing executives gather at regional SIG event

SIG Regional Roundtables are fantastic opportunities for our members to learn from others and make local connections that they can rely on for peer feedback and networking.

SIG, the premier membership organization for sourcing, procurement and outsourcing executives, today announces a one-day Regional Roundtable to be held in Columbus, Ohio. The Regional Roundtable is a short one-day event that will take place from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm at Nationwide Insurance. This buy-side event provides education and local networking for professionals from Fortune 500 companies. A combination of practitioner presentations, facilitated roundtables and panel discussions, a SIG Regional Roundtable enables delegates to converse in a collegial, non-commercial environment.

The Columbus event has a packed agenda with procurement transformation stories. Cardinal Health, a Fortune 20 health care services company will discuss its journey to becoming more efficient, effective and streamlined. The organization will specifically share how they automated and simplified the contracting process for a system that manages thousands of contracts annually. They will also share how advanced sourcing technology helped the company decrease project cycle time by 50% and increase penetration and savings in both direct and indirect materials.

Nationwide Insurance will also discuss their sourcing journey and what it took to gain relevance in the global organization through unique skill building. In addition, Nationwide will participate in a buy-side panel discussion that will also include executives from Huntington Bank and Ann Inc.

“SIG Regional Roundtables are fantastic opportunities for our members to learn from others and make local connections that they can rely on for peer feedback and networking,” said Dawn Evans, SIG CEO and President. Adds Stephani McGarry, Senior Director, SIG Global Events, “Regional Roundtables allow our members to engage in live benchmarking and best practice sharing. With a line up of companies that includes Nationwide Insurance, United HealthCare, Abercrombie & Fitch, Cardinal Health, JPMorgan Chase, Ann Inc., and many others, the conversations will be rich and the learnings are sure to be incredible.”

About SIG
SIG, http://www.sig.org is a membership organization that provides thought leadership and networking opportunities to executives in sourcing, procurement and outsourcing from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies. It has served these professionals and opened dialogues with their counterparts in finance, HR, marketing and other business functions throughout its 22-year history. SIG is acknowledged by many as a world leader in providing “next” practices, innovation and networking opportunities through its: global and regional events, online webinars and teleconferences, member peer connection services, content-rich website and online Resource Center, which was developed by and for professionals in sourcing and outsourcing. The organization is unique in that it blends practitioners, service providers and advisory firms in a non-commercial environment.

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