Intercontinental Downtown Los Angeles, CA
August 27- 29th

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Intercontinental Downtown Los Angeles, CA
August 27-29th, 2017

Procurement Management | Strategic Sourcing | Supplier Partnerships

The procurement track brings together senior purchasing, sourcing and supply chain executives to deliver a comprehensive view of best practices and solutions to the most significant and prominent challenges in the procurement world. They will address key strategies for inventory and cost management, technology implementation, strategic sourcing, supplier relations, talent management  and other topics that will promote a successful operational system.

  • Leveraging the Latest Technology & Selection
  • Centralized Versus Decentralized Procurement
  • Spend Management/ Cost Containment
  • Digitization of Procurement
  • Reaching Sustainable Procurement
  • Trade Compliance and Governance
  • Best Practices for Strategic Sourcing
  • Workforce & Talent Management
  • Supplier Risk Management
  • Effective Inventory Management

Keynote Presentations

Supply Chain Cost Management in the Information Age: Projected Cost Modeling to Increase and Maintain Savings Achieved

SPEAKERS

Christopher H. Sower
Vice President, Supply Chain Operations, Nalco Champion

Details

Supply Chain Cost Management in the Information Age: Projected Cost Modeling to Increase and Maintain Savings Achieved

Cost management requires a strategy that assures cost savings initiatives negotiated with suppliers garner all the potential benefits, while also ensuring those achieved benefits do not erode over the course of time. The development and utilization of cost models greatly enhances an organization’s ability to proactively sustain competitive cost.

Key Take-Aways

  • Cost management strategy techniques to sustain competitiveness
  • Introduction to the “Why” projected cost models are valuable
  • A brief example on the construction of projected cost models
  • Applying projected cost models as a part of the strategic sourcing and negotiations process (examples results shared)

Breakout Presentations

Being a Good Customer to Our Suppliers

SPEAKERS

Ramon E. Gonzalez
VP of Corporate Quality and Supply Chain Management, Daikin Applied

Details

Being a Good Customer to Our Suppliers

All of us have suppliers. Some are key, some are just vendors. Some of us manage our suppliers, others just purchase from them. Today more than ever, suppliers can give us a competitive advantage.  How we manage our suppliers will decide if we are a customer of choice or not.

Key Take-Aways

  • Creating the right supplier management process
  •  Supplier segmentation for better management
  • Identifying the information, we need
  • Benefits of good relationship management
  • What's in it for our suppliers?