DAY 1 - Monday, March 25: The Future Is Ours: Progressing Procurement Forward
Monday, March 25th, 2019
Last year’s Women In Procurement Dinner was huge success - so let’s keep it going and make the community even stronger! You’ll have at least two hours in an intimate setting to discuss the challenges women in procurement face and celebrate their successes. Participation provides you with access to a growing network of peers you can connect with throughout the year. Space is limited to just 40 attendees, so be sure to RSVP as soon as you can!
DAY 2 - Tuesday, March 26, 2019: Delivering On The Message: Talent. Technology, and Process Excellence
Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
With examples culled from the best in the business, listen to a fresh take on how to tackle those big negotiations on your to-do list. In this informative workshop, learn to think differently, achieve a better outcome, and walk away with new ideas and approaches to add to your toolkit.
Long a standard of procurement methodologies, the typical RFP ends up being seen as too general, resulting in a "check the box" approach from vendors interested in winning the business. Companies often tend to cast a wide net so as not to miss out on an opportunity, but in the end, you're left with canned responses and the natural conclusion is just to select lowest price tag, not necessarily the best value. This session will help you decide if you:
•Can you still have real success with the traditional RFP, or are there alternative methods that will get even better results?
•Techniques to help make the procurement process more agile
•Are there specific category -specific approaches that work?
Supplier Diversity Programs came into existence is the US President Richard Nixon signed Executive Order 11625 in 1972 and focused on African Americans. In the 40+ years since then, the concept has become more inclusive, incorporating more ethnic minorities, women, veterans, the LGBT and disabled communities and other small businesses in the USA and sometimes abroad.
As a CPO or Head of Indirect, you’ve likely communicated the values of Supplier Diversity and how it is aligned with your overall corporate values (and have resources dedicated to the effort.). But do you know if your Supplier Diversity program is fully aligned with your sourcing organization? This panel will discuss the tips, tricks, and techniques necessary to incorporate Supplier Diversity into your team’s DNA. Areas for discussion include::
•How to align SD’s goals with your Operational Master Plan?
•Approaches to incorporate SD wins in team/individual evaluations
•Approaches to include diverse suppliers within overall supplier risk management programs.