13th Annual Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management Conference

Harness Partnerships to Unlock Value and Drive Competitive Advantage
MARCH 28 - 29, 2017 | WARWICK ALLERTON - CHICAGO | CHICAGO, IL

March 28 - 29, 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

Click here to see the latest update on sessions and speakers

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
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

LOCATION
Please note: Fees below do not include hotel accommodations.
SUPPORTING SPONSOR
Vantage Partners - Strategic Sourcing & SRM 2017 -
ALSO SPONSORED BY
Proxima Group
MARKETING PARTNER
Loyola University Chicago - Quinlan School of Busi
AGENDA
MARCH 28 - 29, 2017
WARWICK ALLERTON - CHICAGO

March 28, 2017

The most fundamental driver of SRM success is change management, not just initially, but also in day-to-day operations to ensure you are fostering a cultural transformation in the way your company works with suppliers, and continuing the momentum and focus, even through rough waters.  Coordinated, cross-functional engagement is critical as it is in the individual’s actions that will mean the success or failure of the SRM platform. 

Furthermore, investing in skill development and making sure to have the right people in the right place at the right time is one of the single most important factors in driving the initiatives to value realization. Building and sustaining collaborative supplier relationships calls for new mindsets and skill-sets, not only in procurement and supply chain organizations, but across the enterprise.  

During this workshop gain strategic guidance in navigating the softer side of SRM and explore the many levers for changing and sustaining desired behaviors.  Learn how to change the organizational mindset around working with suppliers, including ways to build trust, improve communication, and optimally balance collaboration with traditional competitive sourcing strategies.

Included in the discussion will be: 

  • Examples and practical applications of effective change management strategies
  • Creating an enterprise wide capability and competency to harness collaboration through SRM
  • Ways to ensure SRM initiatives are embraced across the enterprise through stakeholder commitment, leadership alignment and cross-functional internal collaboration
  • Tactics and techniques to win over the most skeptical stakeholders through a detailed demonstration of the proprietary “Stakeholder and Influence Mapping Tool” and “Currently Perceived Choice Tool”   
  • Explore a competency framework and the key skills/training required to see your vision through
  • Ways to effectively articulate the value and ROI from SRM so that you receive adequate budget and resources for the program to generate additional value

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

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Earn up to 3.5 CPE credits
Management Services
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

March 28 - 29, 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

Click here to see the latest update on sessions and speakers

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

CPE logo

Earn up to 10 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

Javette Hines, SVP, Supply Chain Development, Citigroup Inc.

David Braxton, Senior Vice President, Strategic Sourcing, SunTrust Bank

Ashley Hatcher, General Manager, Catalytics, Vantage Partners

Simon Geale, Director, Supplier Management Solutions, Proxima

Kreg Koford, Assistant Vice President, Strategic Sourcing Solutions, Intermountain Healthcare, Inc.

Grace Bommarito-May, Global Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management, Monsanto Company

Trupti Marshall, Vice President, Supplier Management, Suntrust Bank

Danny Ertel, Partner, Vantage Partners

Jose Luis Esparza, Assistant Vice President, Senior Category Manager, Strategic Sourcing, Fifth Third BanK

John Caltagirone, Executive Director, Supply and Value Chain Center, Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago

Courtnee Smith, Director, Enterprise Supplier Management, Capital One

John Paparella, Senior Category Manager, United Airlines

Curtis Hawse, Senior Vice President - Global Procurement, Bank of America

Brad L. Peterson, Partner, Mayer Brown

Joseph Lupia, Director, Research & Development Care Chemicals, BASF Corporation

Christopher Silva, Senior Director, Procurement, Radius Health, Inc.

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

Richard Dean, Global Center of Excellence, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Kathleen Allen, Global Strategy and Operations SSG Supplier Management, The Boeing Company

Tricia Brannigan, Senior Director, Global Specialty & Packaging Sourcing, The Hershey Company

Jonathan Hughes, Partner, Vantage Partners

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