28 March, 2017  — Pre-Conference Seminar: Change, Engagement, and People: Embedding SRM into the Culture of the Organization
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28 - 29 March, 2017  — 13th Annual Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management Conference
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28 - 29 March, 2017

Challenges You May Be Facing

In order to compete in today’s fast paced global environment your organization needs to invest in cultivating and nurturing a framework to better engage and collaborate with suppliers.  Suppliers can help your organization gain competitive advantage and accelerate growth in a myriad of ways but only when a systematic methodology is in place to:

  • Harness the power of collaboration
  • Manage all interactions with suppliers across the entire lifecycle of engagement
  • Change the overall organizational mindset around working with supplier

About the Conference

Regardless of where your organization may be along the maturity spectrum of strategic sourcing and SRM, the 13th Annual Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management Conference is uniquely designed to address the needs of senior executives looking to improve new or well-established programs and drive competitive advantage through collaborative relationships. 

Key takeaways: 

  • Move beyond SRM theory to gain practical and real-life applications to drive competitive advantage through your partnerships
  • Optimally balance collaboration with traditional competitive sourcing strategies to move the conversation from “cost” to “value”
  • Understand and promote the required skills, capabilities, job requirements, and training to strengthen buyer/supplier relationships

 Along with gaining insights into the latest trends, conference attendees will:

  • Learn to overcome barriers to partnering success and achieve key business objectives, drive competitive advantage, spur innovation, and capture growth opportunities
  • Master internal collaboration by effectively building relationships and gaining the ability to influence across the organization
  • Benchmark with peers and learn how to leverage insights/capabilities from the evolving technological landscape
  • Explore the next steps in supply management evolution to drive strategy to the next level of performance/effectiveness
  • Create the most ideal governance structure for your organization – one that balances consistency and efficiency with flexibility to accommodate differences in business unit and regional operations
  • Set the tone for the relationship at the start with effective negotiation tools and techniques to ensure you are setting forth on the proper foundation
  • Instill the drive and ownership to be the “customer of choice” across the organization 

Who Should Attend

Executives in charge of and/or responsible for:

  • Strategic Sourcing,
  • Procurement
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Supply Management
  • Relationship Management
  • Supply Chain
  • Category Management
  • Vendor Management 

Three Things to Do Now 

1. Download Agenda

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2. Register

Register early and save $200 before February 11, 2017.

 3. Get involved!

If you would like to get involved in the 2017 conference, please contact us.

Speaking Opportunities: Casey Greenzweig, casey.greenzweig@conferenceboard.org

Sponsorship Opportunities: Michael Felden, michael.felden@conferenceboard.org

Marketing Partner Opportunities: Allison Nilsen, allison.nilsen@conferenceboard.org

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Earn up to 10 CPE credits
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

Supporting Sponsor
Vantage Partners - Strategic Sourcing & SRM 2017 -
Also sponsored by
Proxima Group
Marketing Partner
Loyola University Chicago - Quinlan School of Busi