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

Breakout Presentations

CREATING AN “AGILE” SOURCING/PROCUREMENT ORGANIZATION UNDER A SUPPLIER RISK MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK

SPEAKERS

Michal Sroka
Group Vice President - Strategic Sourcing Supplier and Relationship Manager, Sun Trust Bank

Details

CREATING AN “AGILE” SOURCING/PROCUREMENT ORGANIZATION UNDER A SUPPLIER RISK MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK

We all have lines of businesses that we support that need a new product or service immediately, and expect our teams to execute the contract within a couple of days.  How do you achieve executional excellence with the pressure of meeting all third party risk management mandates and business needs?

Key Take-Aways

  • Dispel the notion that everything takes too long
  • Make the business aware that you offer more than a “one size fits all model”
  • Early engagement is key
  • Identify best practices to speed completion without sacrificing value and risk
  • Create a culture of innovation and continuous improvement
  • Earn the right to be a strategic partner
A Winning Formula for Strategic Global Sourcing

SPEAKERS

Lanny Million
Chief Supply Chain Officer, Industrial Electric Wire and Cable Inc.

Details

A Winning Formula for Strategic Global Sourcing

The main objective of the presentation is to convey the elements of a strategy to establish a global strategic sourcing initiative in your organization. You will also learn how to sell this strategy to internal stakeholders, and how to execute the strategy once undertaken. A number of points will presented regarding the benefits of such a strategy. We will also explore the various manufacturing capabilities and cultures from around the world.

Key Take-Aways

  • Recognizing the need for a strategic sourcing strategy
  • Determining the key requirements of a strategic sourcing strategy
  • Articulating the strategy to senior management and the Board
  • Understanding the opportunities that exist in global sourcing.
  • Detailing the execution steps of a strategic sourcing strategy
USING S&OP TO BUILD A HIGH PERFORMANCE SUPPLY CHAIN

SPEAKERS

Jeff Chaput
Director of Inventory Planning and Sourcing, The Honest Company

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USING S&OP TO BUILD A HIGH PERFORMANCE SUPPLY CHAIN

Launched as an ecommerce, direct-to-consumer business, The Honest Co. faced new challenges as it expanded into offline and indirect channels.  Learn how The Honest Co. used S&OP and simple best practices to build a high performance supply chain and become a best-in-class partner to its customers.  This presentation will focus on both strategy and tactics and provide meaningful takeaways that can be quickly deployed in any business.

Key Takeaways

  • Key elements of a successful S&OP Process in practice
  • Strategies for managing Omnichannel demand
  • Practices to improve forecast accuracy, customer service and working capital efficiency
DISRUPTIONS, AGAIN! WHERE DO THEY COME FROM AND HOW TO RIDE THEM TO WIN

DISRUPTIONS, AGAIN! WHERE DO THEY COME FROM AND HOW TO RIDE THEM TO WIN

As many other industries, logistics is being disrupted – operationally and strategically - by an exceptional wave of innovations. In this presentation, some of them  are singled out – the shaping of a new economic order, the digitization of procurement, the digitalization of the economy and the changing patterns of democracy and politics. Examples are presented and discussed and tentative conclusions are spelled out, sketching how the supply chain industry must evolve and through what development models.