Procurement Success Summit (http://pss.sco-summit.com/2014/) was held at Shanghai, in China on Wednesday.
The event, organized by GlobalSCM, attracted about 170 industry leaders and included key note speeches by Shahid Javed, CPO of BP; Johanna Hagelberg, Executive Vice President Sourcing of Stora Enso; Colin Browne, VP and MD Product Supply of VF Corporation.
Interactive panel discussions were held throughout the day on topics such as Global and Regional Market and Economic Trends, Creative Ways to Cut Costs, CPO’s New Role and Priorities and into the Future, Relationships Management with Suppliers to Extract Innovation from Supply Base.
“A winner will be defined by superior customer experience, differentiation from competition, low cost and flexible operation, speed and focus, best people & leadership as well as best partners.” Said Johanna Hagelberg, the Executive Vice President Sourcing of Stora Enso. “In terms of best partner characteristics, we need to set clear expectations, such as: forerunner in sustainability, cost and quality leadership, driving innovation and proactive & continuously improving.”
Bill He, Vice President, Strategic Sourcing Global Procurement at Kimberly-Clark, who took part in a panel discussion on the supplier relationship, commented:” Procurement is aligned to support our global business. We inspire with a clear vision, lead with a rigorous game plan and then build strong leaders and teams, which help us have No.1 or 2 position in 80+ countries.”
“Great conference with fantastic speakers and most importantly a very diverse supply chain/procurement representation.”
Fluor, Director - Asia Sourcing
“Very informative and multi-dimension analysis of the topic.”
“It covers various topics from sourcing function. The speaker invited are also from multiple industry which make the conversation more interesting and broad.”
GE, Asia Planning & Logistics Leader
“It’s an excellent platform to learn the sourcing/procurement concept from a quite diversified industry.”
Sierra Wireless, Sr. Director - Strategic Sourcing Operation (APAC)
“Organized well, the topic of speaker touch is deep and wide, profession enough.”
Bowers & Wilkins, Sourcing Manager
Looking forward to…
Manufacturing Supply Chain Officer Summit 2015 (http://anldk.com/huvwcl/)
April 22-23 2015, Shanghai China
Mark your calendar now & Reserve your pass today for super early-bird discount!
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