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Even before the pandemic hit, this notion of a traditional work environment where people went to an office every day with set hours was becoming outdated. Today, the definitions of “work,” “worker” and “workplace” have been forever changed by the crisis over the past year and a half.

With more jobs available than workers interested in filling them, it seems a growing percentage of the workforce has come to the same conclusion as the country singer, “It's enough to drive you crazy if you let it.”




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 Public Article Sourcing is Transforming So Supply Chain Governance Needs to Transform, Too: There is No Plan B | Traditional Supply Chain governance practices do not address the challenges presented by today’s outsourcing engagements and multi-supplier ecosystems. Buyers and suppliers alike must, in a spirit of genuine partnership, collaboratively transform their supplier governance practices and embrace the trend to continuous, proactive governance and broad-spectrum risk intelligence to maximize value, drive innovation, and manage the multi-vector and cascading compliance risks of their outsourcing relationships such as the current increased government focus on ESG throughout the supply chain. In this action-packed panel discussion, hear from four of the industry's leading experts on why they say there is no "Plan B," and how critical it is that supplier chain governance must adapt as sourcing transforms. More »

 Public Article Transforming Supplier Governance: Governing When the Four Walls Are Gone | In today’s post-pandemic world, Supplier Governance is going through an unprecedented transformation. Buyers and Service Integrators have lesser physical proximity with Suppliers due to organizations heavily resorting to remote working models. During this panel discussion, we will explore impacts to three key areas of Governance: Performance Management, Demand Management and Continuous Improvement. Come join us for a riveting discussion and make your voice heard as well! More »

 Public Article Using Data to Strengthen the Outsourcing Relationship | Successful outsourcing relationships are based on delivering results that align with a customer’s strategic goals. Services need to provide consistent, sustainable value. In this session, we will explore how data and analytics to advance the overall outsourcing relationship, promote collaboration, and create opportunities to partner on innovation initiatives. We’ll look at a simple process that outsourcing professionals can use to demonstrate themselves as trusted advisors and reliable partners by using data and analytics. Sharing the right information at the right time will build and inspire confidence in work now routinely performed globally, and due to the pandemic, often remotely. More »

 Public Article A Fireside Chat on Agile Governance | Have you been left wondering during the aftermath of major disruptive incidents, like Kaseya, Solar Winds, COVID, European Energy Crisis, or floods in Germany – what the impact these events had on the health and risk status of your suppliers? Incidents like these are rising in frequency and severity, and these unknowns are concerning governance leaders everywhere. Is your governance keeping up with the disruptions your supplier are facing? Learn how to design and run an “Agile Governance” system and team and ensure continued business performance and resilience. More »

 Public Article Future of Vendor Governance: Enabling Sustainable Outcomes in Complex Sourcing Deals | Outsourcing deals today are getting larger, more strategic, and more complex with converged IT, digital, and business process services. Contract terms are getting longer and multi-dimensional, reaching hundreds of millions of dollars. As a result, clients are paying careful attention to deal structuring and contract negotiation, ensuring they get the best deal. However, once the contract is in place and the transition is complete, many of them spend little time or attention ensuring that the service provider delivers to the terms of the agreement, in effect leaving enormous value on the table, unrealized. In this interactive panel discussion, Avasant Partner Carlos Hernandez and Vice President Jim Lee will present Avasant’s vision for vendor management along with real-world experiences from Valerie Lape Handy, Director, IT Partner Management, CDPHP, touching on the current challenges to a sustainable sourcing partnership: Alternatives to traditional approaches to vendor governance How Vendor Management as a Service (VMaaS) ensures realization of business value from large outsourcing relationships Justifying the investment to establish a VMaaS program to achieve ROI Real-world examples of VMaaS program success More »

 Public Article Future of Work A Buy Side Discussion | Hear a buyer's-eye view of how organizations have been navigating WFH, talent, attrition and more top-of-mind topics in this informative panel discussion. More »


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