[ Workshops ]

Sunday April 25, 2004

Workshop Sessions A
AA   Supply Management Gap Analysis – Part 1 -- Extended

Is your supply management performance world-class? A gap analysis is a good way to find out. This extended session is designed to identify the best practices viewed as leading to world-class supply management. Take advantage of this ...

 2:45pm-3:45pm
AB   Meeting the Challenge of Supplier Diversity: A Window of Opportunity

This workshop focuses on understanding supplier diversity within the procurement environment, and provides you with the knowledge and background to institute or design a supplier diversity strategy within your own environment. Key issues ...

 2:45pm-3:45pm
AC   Strategies and Tactics to Avoid Price Increases

Does your organization face increasing pressure to reduce costs and improve operations? Effective procurement management isn’t necessarily about head-butting suppliers into ever-lower prices -- in fact, sometimes that’s exactly what you ...

 2:45pm-3:45pm
AD   Live Long and Prosper: Make Your Employment Future More Secure

This lively, interactive workshop presents the skills needed to take ownership of your employability by demonstrating your worth and potential. What skills do you need and how can you use them to best effect? Hear real-life case history ...

 2:45pm-3:45pm
AE   The Evolution of Contract Writing

Although many derivations have occurred over the years, it has always been agreed that a contract is a binding legal document between at least two parties. In ancient times, we see similar structure to the modern version of U.S. law and ...

 2:45pm-3:45pm
AF   Social Responsibility Meets Supply: You Can Take the Lead

Supply management professionals have the opportunity to be at the forefront of worldwide interest in matters of social responsibility. Learn how the supply management community can promote excellence in social responsibility. Discover the ...

 2:45pm-3:45pm
AG   Reinventing the Purchasing Function: The Transition From Traditional to Strategic

This workshop focuses on the steps that a traditional or transactional supply management department must take to transform itself into a strategic contributor. Emphasis is on the necessary transformational tools that include reorganization, ...

 2:45pm-3:45pm
Workshop Sessions B
BA   Supply Management Gap Analysis – Part 2 -- Extended

Is your supply management performance world-class? A gap analysis is a good way to find out. This extended session is designed to identify the best practices viewed as leading to world-class supply management. Take advantage of this ...

 4:05pm-5:05pm
BB   KPIs: Measuring Indirect Material Suppliers and Service Providers

As companies continue to expand the depth and breadth of supply chain management, it is becoming increasingly important to measure and manage indirect material and service suppliers’ performance. Although the principles are the same, this ...

 4:05pm-5:05pm
BC   Calculating the Carrying Cost of Inventory

Explore how the carrying cost of inventory is determined, what factors are (or should be) included and why, and how to use this information to measure and report cost savings from inventory reduction. (Hint: If you want lower inventory levels, ...

 4:05pm-5:05pm
BD   Winning Business Cases: How to Develop, Structure and Present Them

How do you convince management that your proposal for supply chain improvement significantly supports corporate strategies? By developing an airtight business case! This workshop explains how to successfully develop, structure and present ...

 4:05pm-5:05pm
BE   Managing Risk in the Supply Chain

This workshop provides an overview of risk analysis and risk management for the supply base. Various risk assessment and management tools are introduced, including a worksheet to categorize supplier risks. The worksheet also includes the ...

 4:05pm-5:05pm
BF   Deciding Where to Source: Local, Regional, National or Global?

Decisions to source globally, locally or regionally are critical to the cost and flexibility of supply chains. These decisions are not based on price alone, and they are neither static nor simple. Hear real-life examples that illustrate ...

 4:05pm-5:05pm
BG   Revitalizing the Supplier Diversity Value Proposition Through Supply Chain Effectiveness

Discover key findings from the recently released Telecom Supplier Diversity Task Force Report. The task force comprised many of the best minds in telecom procurement, academia and supplier diversity. The analysis includes challenges facing ...

 4:05pm-5:05pm

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