In a whitepaper circulated in late 2012 titled "The CPO's Agenda for 2012 …and Beyond", Aberdeen Group documented a shift in the priorities of CPOs across the United States in how they plan to improve on their organization's spend management . . . strategic sourcing ranked last on the list.
In 2012 Source One shifted the emphasis of their offerings from a cost-cutting position to that of a consultancy providing more value-added services related to supply chain management, such as supplier relationship management, project management and top-line revenue growth.
In 2013 the company created a Supply Chain Center of Excellence to serve as an incubator for the development of new ideas and best practices for category management, supplier relationship management and Supply Chain/Finance integration.