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Supplier Innovation Seminar

Capturing Untapped Opportunities at Every Stage of the Relationship
OCTOBER 27, 2016 | THE CONFERENCE BOARD | NEW YORK, NY

October 27, 2016

This one-day seminar will uncover the power and critical components of innovative customer/supplier relationships to demonstrate how you can reinvent your relationships with suppliers so that they are mutually beneficial and drive transformative innovation.

To compete effectively in today’s business environment, firms are replacing the "not invented here" syndrome with the "invented anywhere approach". Leading organizations realize that a close collaboration with suppliers helps both firms achieve a level of innovation that brings marketplace advantage. However, customer/suppliers relationships often fail to meet their innovation goals due to road blocks such as a lack of a clear alignment, structure, trust, and transparency.

To address these challenges, The Conference Board is offering a comprehensive one-day seminar to uncover the power and critical components of customer/supplier relationships.  The seminar begins with the findings of a groundbreaking two-year study conducted by Dr. Gene Slowinski and sponsored by the Industrial Research Institute. The goal of that study was to uncover the key guideline principals that organizations employ to improve their supplier innovation relationships. Is it time to unlock the innovation power of your supplier relationships?

The program will feature case studies from leading organizations, such as Unilever and The J. M. Smucker Company.  These leaders will share how they created win-win relationships with their suppliers and captured innovation at every stage of their relationship. Join us at the event and you will: 

  • Move the focus from cost reduction to innovation creation and bring openness to customer/supplier relationships
  • Learn how the Alliance Framework helps executives allocate intellectual property, define agreement boundaries, develop a financial model that shares both risks and rewards
  • Uncover ways to measure and communicate the value obtained from your collaborative innovation relationships
  • Capitalize on the ways to develop an end-to-end process to harness ideas, build trust, and evaluate success and/or areas of improvement thereby, creating an environment that will promote creativity and innovation

Register Early and SAVE $100 before September 17th


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Earn up to 7.5 CPE credits
Production
Requirements: Attendees must sign-in each day for full credit. Delivery Method: Group-Live, Program Level: Intermediate, Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or higher, Advanced Preparation: None


Get involved!

For Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact Michael Felden at michael.felden@conferenceboard.org

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OCTOBER 27, 2016
THE CONFERENCE BOARD,NEW YORK, NY
October 27, 2016

This one-day seminar will uncover the power and critical components of innovative customer/supplier relationships to demonstrate how you can reinvent your relationships with suppliers so that they are mutually beneficial and drive transformative innovation.

To compete effectively in today’s business environment, firms are replacing the "not invented here" syndrome with the "invented anywhere approach". Leading organizations realize that a close collaboration with suppliers helps both firms achieve a level of innovation that brings marketplace advantage. However, customer/suppliers relationships often fail to meet their innovation goals due to road blocks such as a lack of a clear alignment, structure, trust, and transparency.

To address these challenges, The Conference Board is offering a comprehensive one-day seminar to uncover the power and critical components of customer/supplier relationships.  The seminar begins with the findings of a groundbreaking two-year study conducted by Dr. Gene Slowinski and sponsored by the Industrial Research Institute. The goal of that study was to uncover the key guideline principals that organizations employ to improve their supplier innovation relationships. Is it time to unlock the innovation power of your supplier relationships?

The program will feature case studies from leading organizations, such as Unilever and The J. M. Smucker Company.  These leaders will share how they created win-win relationships with their suppliers and captured innovation at every stage of their relationship. Join us at the event and you will: 

  • Move the focus from cost reduction to innovation creation and bring openness to customer/supplier relationships
  • Learn how the Alliance Framework helps executives allocate intellectual property, define agreement boundaries, develop a financial model that shares both risks and rewards
  • Uncover ways to measure and communicate the value obtained from your collaborative innovation relationships
  • Capitalize on the ways to develop an end-to-end process to harness ideas, build trust, and evaluate success and/or areas of improvement thereby, creating an environment that will promote creativity and innovation

Register Early and SAVE $100 before September 17th


CPE logo

Earn up to 7.5 CPE credits
Production
Requirements: Attendees must sign-in each day for full credit. Delivery Method: Group-Live, Program Level: Intermediate, Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or higher, Advanced Preparation: None


Get involved!

For Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact Michael Felden at michael.felden@conferenceboard.org

Tony DeLio, Global Vice President, Innovation, Ingredion Incorporated

Denise Greenwell, Brand Marketing Director, Consumer Packaging Division, Berry Plastics Corporation

Marija Heibel, Associate Director of Procurement Innovation, Colgate-Palmolive Company

Michael Meaden, Vice President, Worldwide Production Procurement Sourcing, IBM Corporation

Karen H. Milley, Vice President, Research and Development, The J.M. Smucker Company

Karla Schulte, Global Procurement Manager Corporate Contracts & Retail, Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Gene Slowinski, Director, Strategic Alliance Research, Rutgers University

Stuart Stein, Director, Open Innovation, Mondelez International, Inc.

Gregory B. Zerman, Vice President, Global Corporate Account Leader, Cargill, Inc.

Marketing Partner
SupplyChainBrain
Buyers Meeting Point
Innovation Leadership Forum
Auto Harvest