Driving Competitive Advantage through Collaborative Partnerships
March 14-15, 2013
Regents Hall, Lewis Towers at Loyola University, Chicago, IL
As more organizations are adopting some form of Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) there are still large discrepancies in the results achieved. This is mainly because of a lack of systematic approach and an enterprise wide change in behaviors.
During The Conference Board 2013 Supplier Relationship Management Conference (http://www.conference-board.org/srm) leading practitioners from a diverse group of companies will demonstrate how they have put SRM into practice and successfully leveraged their SRM platform to deliver step changing value creations to the business in a long-term and sustainable way. Regardless of where your organization may be in the maturity spectrum of SRM, this conference is uniquely designed to address the needs of senior executives looking to improve new or well established SRM programs and drive competitive advantage through their collaborative relationships.
The event will begin with a half day pre-conference morning workshop on March 14th titled "Change Management: The Undeniable Necessity of Supplier Relationship Management" where you gain an understanding of proven change management techniques to drive appropriate and constructive behaviors, as well as a detailed look at effective ways to influence and increase the stakeholder's level of commitment. The main conference will commence the afternoon of March 14th where you will expand and capitalize on knowledge of trends and best practices in supplier management as well as:
Learn how to use SRM to optimally balance competitive cost pressures with collaborative engagement across the supply base
Understand the key competencies and behaviors that need to be harnessed to effectively manage the relationship
Uncover ways to move the relationship from a procurement/sourcing paradigm to one that is partnership focused to realize the true value and growth opportunities available from working in collaboration
Gain the ability to turn trust into value by uncovering untapped avenues of innovation
Master the skills to "market" SRM internally and externally to ensure you have continued and sustainable support of your platform
Senior executives from world class organizations will share their thinking. Presenters include:
Deborah K. Beavin, Chief Procurement Officer, Humana, Inc.
Catherine Burns, Global Supplier Management Discipline Excellence Lead, Shell
John A. Caltagirone, Adjunct Executive Instructor, Loyola University Chicago's Quinlan School of Business
Melissa Francisco, Lead Practitioner, Supply Chain Collaboration, Lockheed Martin
Eric Goodman, Head of Strategic Sourcing & Supplier Management, Deutsche Post DHL Procurement Americas
Jonathan Hughes, Partner, Sourcing & Supplier Management Practice Leader, Vantage Partners
Craig Jones, Senior Supplier Manager, Shell
Cathy Kutch, Director of Supplier Relations & Diversity, Kellogg Company
John Malatestinic, Senior Director Strategic Sourcing & Supplier Management, Purdue Pharma LP
Trupti Marshall, Senior Vice President, Supplier Performance Management, SunTrust
Randy Notzen, Executive Director of Supplier Risk, USAA
Jamie Napper, Head of Strategic Supplier Relationship Management, Best Buy Europe at the Carphone Warehouse Group
Chas Nardoni, Vice President, Sourcing and Procurement, The Walt Disney Company
Kimberlyn Rossman, Head of Vendor Relationship Management Human Resources, Aetna
Edward Sawicki, Associate Director, Transactions, Sustainability and Academic Relations, Procter & Gamble
Stefan Shilgalis, AVP Supplier Management, Global Service Delivery, USAA
John Stephens, Senior Director, Global Procurement Group, Microsoft Corporation
Nancy Tanella, Director Global Vendor Management, AIG
R. Kirk Weidner, Vice President - Corporate Accounts, Cargill
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 DE1 by calling The Conference Board Customer Service at 212-339-0345 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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