WILLOW GROVE, Pa., June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Source One Management Services, LLC, a rapidly growing supply chain consulting firm based outside of Philadelphia, has kicked off its first Charity Pool Tournament helping to inaugurate its new corporate headquarters in Willow Grove, PA. The move was needed to accommodate the company's continued growth and success, but more importantly, it was needed to house the components needed to stay ahead of continuing shifts in the strategic sourcing playing field and to enhance the performance and profitability of their client base of Fortune 1000 companies.
"To foster the development of innovative ideas and practices, we need to continue to attract and retain the best and brightest people and we need them to communicate with one another openly and often," said Source One CEO Steven Belli. "In addition to formal channels like email, IM, and meetings, we wanted to provide some casual channels for conversation and give back to the community. That's where the pool tournament comes in."
The table, a regulation size, leather pocketed monster, resides in a multipurpose room on Source One's first floor, and has been the host to many impromptu conversations and games since its installation in April. The Charity Pool Tournament, begun on May 24th, pairs the company's 36 employees into teams of two and pits them against one another through a bracket that will extend across the summer. The winning team gets a cash prize and a donation made to the charity of their choice.
The first two weeks have seen victories by the Chalk-o-holics over Team Diego & Joe, K-Money & The Heartbreak Kid over the Ballers & Shot Callers, Scratch This! over Charlie Sheen's Violent Torpedo of Truth, and Wacky Waving Non-Inflatable Flailing Pool Duo over The Stickmen.Set to play in the coming weeks are SEO Speedwagon, Kat Woman & The Pool Master, Two Shoes & Man Ray, Gladiators, Chick & A Stick, and the Magic 8 Ballers.
Charities set to benefit include Make-A-Wish, Susan G. Komen, Reading is Fundamental, the Wounded Warrior Project, Bucks County SPCA, PlanetAid, Main Line Animal Rescue, TOMS, ASPCA, Philabundance, Autism Speaks, and American Cancer Society.
Said Joe Payne, Source One's Vice President of Professional Services, "In a nimble team environment, it's important for people to communicate effectively and think outside the box. This contest opens up a whole new level of conversation within the staff and provides for creative and collaborative efforts that just aren't possible within traditional '9 to 5' interactions. At the same time, we get to support a worthy cause."
"This tournament has been really good for getting our new employees better acquainted with our more seasoned staff, which is crucial," said William Dorn, Vice President of Operations for Source One. "That level of exposure helps build a rapport and streamlines the creative process, providing senior management with access to fresh ideas."
In addition to its role as a leading procurement services consultancy, as a Supply Chain Center of Excellence, Source One acts as an incubator for the development of new ideas and best practices for category management, supplier relationship management and Supply Chain/Finance integration. The initial focus has included the development of a stakeholder engagement process that will allow procurement departments to more effectively support their colleagues in Marketing, Human Resources, IT and Product Development. The move to the new headquarters increased the company's staffing capacity, provided much needed collaboration space, and also facilitated Source One's transformation into a Supply Chain Center of Excellence.
Source One Management Services, LLC is a Supply Chain Center of Excellence and leading procurement services consultancy, providing procurement transformation, spend management, strategic sourcing, cost reduction, and Decision Support 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 www.SourceOneInc.com.
Nicholas Hamner Source One Management Services, LLC, 267-913-6253, firstname.lastname@example.org
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