Seminar theme: Driving change and managing the supply market through strategic sourcing and category management

The most successful companies no longer rely exclusively on traditional competitive bidding activities to procure their strategic goods and services. By employing leading practices in sourcing, applying breakthrough thinking and well thought out supply network design, a progressive procurement or sourcing manager is well positioned to gain essential stakeholder support for their sourcing initiatives with the view of maximising value for their organization.

The development of collaborative relationships with strategic suppliers allows organisations to improve and coordinate inter-company communication activities, increase innovation and value creating opportunities, minimise supply chain risk and provide win-win scenarios for all parties.

During this one-day seminar you will hear from expert speakers and leading companies, sharing up-to-date knowledge and in-depth practical tips about Category Management, Commodity Management, Opportunity Analysis, Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Relationship Management and Stakeholder Management.

Topics in Focus

  • The sourcing value team process – effective use of cross-functional workshops
  • Developing a business case for commodity sourcing - defining the need
  • Embedding Supplier Relationship Management into Strategic Sourcing & Category Management
  • Opportunity Analysis & Total Cost of Ownership – leading practice sourcing tools & techniques
  • Third party spend – analysis, categorisation and segmentation
  • The Value Levers Model - a checklist for sources of internal & external value

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