Executive Briefings

Best Practices in Cultivating Partnerships for Improved Performance, Value and Growth Opportunities

Special Discounted Rate to attend The Conference Board annual Supplier Relationship Management Conference for SupplyChainBrain Readers

May 9-11, 2012
InterContinental Chicago

Suppliers are a source of knowledge, expertise and assets that can be leveraged to gain competitive advantage when the proper relationship is put into place. If your success can be directly tied to your suppliers, shouldn't you look to invest in those relationships? Through Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) you will have the platform to realize the true benefits of collaboration in a structured and measured way, and be able to have access to resources or knowledge that you would not by operating independently.

During The Conference Board 2012 Supplier Relationship Management Conference (http://www.conference-board.org/srm) leading practitioners from a diverse group of companies will be able to share the best practices and lessons learned from their journey to realize the true benefits of SRM.

The event will begin with a half day pre-conference workshop on May 9th titled "The Softer Side of SRM: Culture, People, Skills, and Change Management".  The main conference will commence on May 10th and is uniquely designed to address the needs of senior executives looking to improve new or enhanced SRM programs.

By attending the conference you will gain knowledge in the following areas: 

 Build and foster relationships that are based on openness, trust and the establishment of long-term mutually beneficial engagements

 Effective ways of integrating SRM strategies within the overall business goals of the organization

 Learn ways to quantify and communicate value of SRM for continued support of your initiatives

 Explore ways to develop an effective end-to-end collaborative innovation process to harness ideas, build trust, and evaluate success/areas of improvements.

 Exchange practical ideas and lessons learned with peers in a relaxed environment during the featured Roundtable Session

Senior executives from world class organizations will share their thinking. Presenters include:

 Tom Barsch, Senior Director, Global Commodities, Global Sourcing Organization, Applied Materials

 Rick Blasgen, President and CEO, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)

 David Cummins, Senior Supplier Manager, Enterprise Categories & Suppliers, Shell

 Jonathan Hughes, Partner, Sourcing & Supplier Management Practice Leader, Vantage Partners

 Teresa Krug, Manager, Open Innovation, MeadWestvaco Corporation

 Cathy Kutch, Director, Supplier Relations and Diversity, The Kellogg Company

 Brian Lorig, Senior Director of Materials, KLA-Tencor Corporation

 Marie A. Miller, Program Manager, Global Pharmaceutical Operations, Strategic Supplier Management, Abbott

 Natalie Hansen, Senior Vice President, Director of Strategic Procurement & Supply Chain Management, Actus Lend Lease

 Erik Rupinski, Senior Manager, Supply Chain, MeadWestvaco Corporation

 Bill Seliger, CPIM, CSCP, Director of Manufacturing Operations & Integration, RR Donnelley Logistics Services

 James B. Steele, Program Director, Supply Chain Risk Management, Cisco Systems, Inc.

 John J. Turanin, Vice President and General Manager, Zogenix Technologies, Zogenix, Inc.

 R. Kirk Weidner, Vice President, Cargill

Registration Information:

As a special promotion to SupplyChainBrain readers, The Conference Board is offering a discounted rate of $1800.00 to attend the conference and $100.00 off of the pre-conference workshop which is a savings of nearly 30%.  To view the Conference information please visit http://www.conference-board.org/srm.  If you wish to take advantage of this special offer please reference code DH1 by calling The Conference Board Customer Service at 212-339-0345 or via e-mail at customerservice@conference-board.org.

About the Conference Board
The Conference Board is a global, independent business membership and research association working in the public interest. Our mission is unique: To provide the world's leading organizations with the practical knowledge they need to improve their performance and better serve society. The Conference Board is a non-advocacy, not-for-profit entity holding 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status in the United States. www.conference-board.org


For further information contact:
Casey Greenzweig
1 914 734 9834
casey.greenzweig@conference-board.org

May 9-11, 2012
InterContinental Chicago

Suppliers are a source of knowledge, expertise and assets that can be leveraged to gain competitive advantage when the proper relationship is put into place. If your success can be directly tied to your suppliers, shouldn't you look to invest in those relationships? Through Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) you will have the platform to realize the true benefits of collaboration in a structured and measured way, and be able to have access to resources or knowledge that you would not by operating independently.

During The Conference Board 2012 Supplier Relationship Management Conference (http://www.conference-board.org/srm) leading practitioners from a diverse group of companies will be able to share the best practices and lessons learned from their journey to realize the true benefits of SRM.

The event will begin with a half day pre-conference workshop on May 9th titled "The Softer Side of SRM: Culture, People, Skills, and Change Management".  The main conference will commence on May 10th and is uniquely designed to address the needs of senior executives looking to improve new or enhanced SRM programs.

By attending the conference you will gain knowledge in the following areas: 

 Build and foster relationships that are based on openness, trust and the establishment of long-term mutually beneficial engagements

 Effective ways of integrating SRM strategies within the overall business goals of the organization

 Learn ways to quantify and communicate value of SRM for continued support of your initiatives

 Explore ways to develop an effective end-to-end collaborative innovation process to harness ideas, build trust, and evaluate success/areas of improvements.

 Exchange practical ideas and lessons learned with peers in a relaxed environment during the featured Roundtable Session

Senior executives from world class organizations will share their thinking. Presenters include:

 Tom Barsch, Senior Director, Global Commodities, Global Sourcing Organization, Applied Materials

 Rick Blasgen, President and CEO, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)

 David Cummins, Senior Supplier Manager, Enterprise Categories & Suppliers, Shell

 Jonathan Hughes, Partner, Sourcing & Supplier Management Practice Leader, Vantage Partners

 Teresa Krug, Manager, Open Innovation, MeadWestvaco Corporation

 Cathy Kutch, Director, Supplier Relations and Diversity, The Kellogg Company

 Brian Lorig, Senior Director of Materials, KLA-Tencor Corporation

 Marie A. Miller, Program Manager, Global Pharmaceutical Operations, Strategic Supplier Management, Abbott

 Natalie Hansen, Senior Vice President, Director of Strategic Procurement & Supply Chain Management, Actus Lend Lease

 Erik Rupinski, Senior Manager, Supply Chain, MeadWestvaco Corporation

 Bill Seliger, CPIM, CSCP, Director of Manufacturing Operations & Integration, RR Donnelley Logistics Services

 James B. Steele, Program Director, Supply Chain Risk Management, Cisco Systems, Inc.

 John J. Turanin, Vice President and General Manager, Zogenix Technologies, Zogenix, Inc.

 R. Kirk Weidner, Vice President, Cargill

Registration Information:

As a special promotion to SupplyChainBrain readers, The Conference Board is offering a discounted rate of $1800.00 to attend the conference and $100.00 off of the pre-conference workshop which is a savings of nearly 30%.  To view the Conference information please visit http://www.conference-board.org/srm.  If you wish to take advantage of this special offer please reference code DH1 by calling The Conference Board Customer Service at 212-339-0345 or via e-mail at customerservice@conference-board.org.

About the Conference Board
The Conference Board is a global, independent business membership and research association working in the public interest. Our mission is unique: To provide the world's leading organizations with the practical knowledge they need to improve their performance and better serve society. The Conference Board is a non-advocacy, not-for-profit entity holding 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt status in the United States. www.conference-board.org


For further information contact:
Casey Greenzweig
1 914 734 9834
casey.greenzweig@conference-board.org