Phillip L. Carter DBA, Executive Director, CAPS Research, Harold E. Fearon Chair of Purchasing Management, Arizona State University
Larry C. Giunipero Ph.D., C.P.M., Professor of Supply Chain Management, Florida State University
The workshop raises awareness of the power of sourcing optimization software. Optimization has been traditionally applied to transportation. As supply professionals assume a more strategic role and buys become more complex through multiple business unit sourcing, consolidation and outsourcing, optimization allows for more sophisticated analysis of these strategic buys.