Today Buyers Meeting Point welcomes Michael Hinkley, an intern at Source One Management Services, as our guest. The Source One Management Services team plays an active part in the guest blogging scene on Buyers Meeting Point. Every month, they send me a submission and we work together to tweak it until it is ready to run.
In September, they sent me a very interesting post on the role of forecasting and planning in procurement. You can read it on Buyers Meeting Point if you’re interested. The only thing is, there was no author listed. When I asked who had written the post, they told me it was from one of their interns and given all of the discussion on the rise of Millennials in the workplace, and the anticipated changes in procurement in general, I thought to myself, this is someone I have to meet.
Michael Hinkley is a student at the University of Chicago majoring in Economics. In his role at Source One, Hinkley is a valued extension of the consulting team, working closely with analysts and project leads to support strategy execution. He is adept at conducting thorough cross-category research of commodities, suppliers, and markets. He also assists in the facilitation of the sourcing process through data analytics and RFP execution. Prior to his role at Source One, Hinkley was a Finance Intern at Green Flash Brewing Co. where he supported accounting processes for the company including analyzing the progress of various supply chain functions and monitoring the profitability of different brands, package sizes, and distributors.
You can read Michael's post on Buyers Meeting Point: Techniques for Accurately and Efficiently Forecasting Demand