Inaugural ISM Hispanic Executive Supply Management Summit -- Agenda

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Inaugural ISM Hispanic Executive Supply Management Summit


Wednesday, August 22, 2007

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Registration

Thursday, August 23, 2007

6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Registration
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 - 8:15 a.m. Welcome
8:15 - 9:15 a.m. General Session TA

Critical Skills for Professional Growth
Carol Danoff, Director, Global Indirect Procurement
Colgate-Palmolive Company

Colgate-Palmolive is accelerating its global growth by embracing new ways of managing business processes, strengthening internal and external partnerships and working as one Global Procurement team. Get an insider's view into Colgate's transformation that focuses on organizational design and the critical skill sets needed to ensure procurement's future success. Colgate's long standing success in Latin America offers a unique opportunity to incorporate the cultural aspects of its Latin American experience to positively impact procurement.
9:15 - 9:45 a.m. Networking Break
9:45 - 11:00 a.m. General Session TB

Strategic Sourcing Best Practices
Joseph Martinez, former Chief Procurement Officer

Organizations face major challenges within strategic sourcing leading them to question what they do and how they do it. Confronting these challenges directly puts added pressure on the skills and relationships within the supply workforce. This session addresses some current topics at the forefront in strategic sourcing including whether or not procurement is equipped for our dynamic global marketplace and how globalization has moved into semi-skilled and skilled services resulting in disruptive innovation. This session reviews 20 best practices as well as the top 10 bad practices. This session also delivers 12 steps to superior supplier performance.
11:00 - 11:15 a.m. Networking Break
11:15 - 12:15 p.m. General Session TC

Low-Cost Country Sourcing: Opportunities in Latin America
Ricardo Ruiz-Huidobro, Vice President
AT Kearney

Alfredo Tsutsumi, Principal
AT Kearney

When evaluating low-cost country sourcing opportunities, many companies gravitate to the Asian markets. As CPOs demand more detailed analytics, Latin American countries surface as viable alternatives. Through case examples in consumer goods, automotive and IT industries, discover how Latin American companies are closing their competitive gaps to position themselves as key international players in the low-cost country sourcing markets.
12:15 - 1:45 p.m. Lunch
1:45 - 3:00 p.m. General Session TD

Contracts & Relationships In A Thorny World
Tim Cummins, President and CEO
International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM)

Defining and managing commitments in today's globally networked economy is challenging. The imperial attitudes of many multi-nationals are increasingly seen as adversarial and ineffective. What will the future of contracting and relationship management look like as businesses seek to reconcile the challenges of diverse language, culture, legal issues, tax and regulatory systems? This presentation uses the global research and insights of IACCM to describe trends, identify best practices and predict potential outcomes to help you prevail in a thorny world.
3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Networking Break
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. General Session TE

Supply Market Intelligence: The Foundation for Category Strategy Development and Supplier Relationship Management
Robert Handfield, Ph.D., Bank of America University Distinguished Professor
North Carolina State University

Although marketing executives have perfected the art of consumer research, supply management is only beginning to understand the critical importance of supply market intelligence in forming category strategy development. Organizations are now seeking better ways to develop predictive knowledge to better prepare sourcing strategies, risk mitigation approaches, and lay the foundation for solid supplier relationship and development approaches. Dr. Handfield, the author of the best-selling book, Supply Market Intelligence: A Handbook for Managers, presents his views on this important component of strategic planning in supply management. Look for ways to use supply market intelligence to strengthen your supply chain.
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Networking Reception

Friday, August 24, 2007

7:00 - 11:00 a.m. Registration
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:00 - 9:15 a.m. General Session FA

Corporate Employee Diversity
Maria Lepore, SVP, Director ITVM, Network

Millette Granville, Diversity Recruiting Strategist

Hear secrets as to why Wachovia is consistently voted one of the best places to work. Find out how Wachovia attracts and retains a diverse workforce. The speakers will delve into the business case for participation at conferences, conventions and career fairs. Discover the benefits and long-term ROI that active recruitment brings. The discussion also covers equal opportunity versus diversity. Find out how Wachovia maximizes relationships with diversity contacts and associations so they can continue to grow. Learn what sets Wachovia apart from other organizations and why you might want to copy their recruitment model.
9:15 - 9:30 a.m. Networking Break
9:30 - 10:45 a.m. General Session FB

Principled Networking in a Diverse World
Julia Hubbel, President
The Hubbel Group

Networking is all about making important personal connections and building social capital. The time to create a network is before you need one – whether you're job hunting, mentoring, creating key business alliances or helping new employees integrate into the company. Remarkably, more than three-quarters of Americans are uncomfortable with networking. There are significant differences between how white males and women and minorities make connections. In this highly entertaining and interactive session, you’ll learn a different model for networking skills which could make the difference between a highly successful career and an average one. Discover why handing out your business card first is not a good idea, why the 30-second elevator speech typically backfires and how to become the hub of your own successful network. You won't want to miss this dynamic session!
10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Networking Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. General Session FC

Panel & Audience Discussion
Facilitated by members of the ISM Hispanic Executive Supply Management Steering Committee

During this informal and interactive session, steering committee members discuss plans for future Hispanic Executive Summits. The discussion includes a review of the program: what we did, why we did it, where we're going. Take part in this session to help decide what the event should look like next year and how we can make it even more valuable for you.
12:00 - 12:15 p.m. Closing Remarks

ISM Hispanic Executive Supply Management Summit Steering Committee

Edgar A. Ceballos, MBA, PMP
Senior Project Manager
Technology Delivery Services

Brian Gross
Vice President, Senior Sourcing Consultant

Joseph Martinez
Former Chief Procurement Officer

Alvin Ruiz, C.P.M.
Senior Manager Procurement Business Process and Technology
Pfizer, Inc

Ricardo Ruiz-Huidobro
Vice President
AT Kearney

Gary L. Stading, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management
Management, Marketing, and Business Administration Department
College of Business
University of Houston-Downtown

Humberto Villanueva
Director of Global Procurement, Manufacturing Equipment and Services
Kraft Foods, Inc.

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