The Boeing Company
Strategic Sourcing Functional Excellence in IT
Lawrence Kane was inducted into the SIG Sourcing Supernova Hall of Fame in 2018 for inspiring, insightful, and innovative work over the course of his career. Currently responsible for Strategic Sourcing Functional Excellence, he institutionalized best practices and created innovations that were instrumental to Boeing earning the prestigious Global Excellence in Outsourcing (GEO) award from the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP). A member of the SIG University Advisory Board, IAOP Training & Certification Committee, and IAOP Think Tank, he helped create many of the industry’s leading practices and regularly advances thought leadership in strategic sourcing, procurement, supplier innovation, and digital transformation at industry conferences. Over the last two decades he has saved his company more than $2.9B by architecting sourcing strategies, designing full sourcing lifecycle management processes and tools, developing future leaders, conducting procurements, negotiating with suppliers, and benchmarking resultant contracts. He is also the bestselling author of 17 books and a contributing author to Strategic Sourcing in the New Economy, The Outsourcing Professional Body of Knowledge (OPBOK), and The Contract Professional’s Playbook.