Seminar Theme: Innovation in sourcing – discovering new ideas that create value

Strategic Sourcing and Category Management teams have a unique and influential role within the organization. They work with almost every department at all levels – finance, human resources, IT, marketing, product development, sustainability – and are therefore a key asset for business success. At the same time, strategic sourcing and category management teams have a responsibility to all business stakeholders to support growth through innovation.

Leveraging innovative sourcing strategies sets up sourcing leaders to offer fresh perspectives, proactively solve problems and ultimately make informed and confident business decisions that lead to competitive advantage. Teams need approaches that offer robust business analytics, integrated strategies, value creation through supplier development and extended visibility, insight and transparency.

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 innovation in Strategic Sourcing, Category Management and Supplier Relationship Management.

Topics in Focus

  • Innovation sourcing - the suppliers’ perspective
  • Profiling the category – generating ideas from the onset
  • Supply market intelligence – tools & techniques
  • Engaging stakeholders – fresh ideas, new thinking
  • Deploying digitisation, analytics and artificial intelligence in sourcing
  • Measuring creative performance – a new indicator