The SIG Innovation Accelerator (SIA) seeks to increase the corporate profits of buy-side companies through accelerated adoption of emerging products that substantially improve Source through Supply Chain performance.
SIA leverages the collective knowledge, ideas and purchasing power of Procurement executives of Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies to conceive new products and improve, evaluate and implement emerging products while simultaneously helping providers efficiently design, develop, refine and capitalize on these products.
SIA is driven by a Leadership Council, which is comprised of the Procurement executives of 24 major buy-side companies. The Leadership Council identifies areas of primary interest, determines criteria for identifying and reviewing emerging products, participates in evaluating products, provides a primary source of advice for product providers and works with SIA’s management to build and refine the SIA model.
SIA is operated by Creatze, an innovation and product facilitation company in partnership with the Sourcing Industry Group (SIG). Creatze is led by Barry Wiegler, SIG’s founder and former CEO.