2nd Annual Global Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Summit

For senior professionals who wish to discuss sourcing and procurement strategies with industry peers

Supply Chain Management, Distribution, Logistics, Business

2nd Annual Global Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Summit 23-25 Sep 2014 Rey Juan Carlos I Hotel, Barcelona, Spain
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In today’s competitive business climate, supply chain management professionals are constantly seeking out creative ways to reduce costs, assure and improve the quality of the final product and achieve a faster time to market. Strategic sourcing is one method that procurement managers can use to help achieve these supply chain goals.

Identifying the best suppliers is important. However, there is more to strategic sourcing. Cultivating a positive and long-term relationship by working closely with your suppliers can provide many winning scenarios. Developing solid relationships can help sourcing professionals become better at meeting cost, speed-to-market and quality goals, while allowing suppliers to more efficiently tailor and deliver materials to precise purchaser specifications.

Attending the 2nd Annual Global Strategic Sourcing and Procurement conference and keeping your knowledge up-to-date, will help you understand, plan and better implement strategic sourcing strategies, effectiveness and efficiency of your supply chain infrastructure and reduce overall costs. Our speakers and excellent networking opportunities will present you with the opportunity to discuss the best strategic sourcing strategy for your company, which may offer to improve corporate image, increase sales and market-share.

This summit presents a great opportunity to explore the latest trends facing sourcing and supply managers across a plethora of industry verticals. With the rise of global supply chains, environmental/sustainability concerns, and constantly evolving technology, it is a business imperative to gain a better understanding of the best practices in Global Strategic Sourcing and Procurement.


How to build the Right Strategic Sourcing Environment to Cut Your Costs and Minimize Your Risks?

Over 10 hours of networking with industry peers

How to know when it is time to re-evaluate global sourcing strategies

Who and where to partner, who will be the winners and where they will be located?

Value creation – one of the most important parts of the sourcing strategy

Key Topics

Is there a need of reprioritization In Your Procurement Organization?

How to identify effective processes for managing supply chain risk and corporate social responsibility

New models for taking advantage of the new opportunities that make sense for the company’s operations and products.

Improving Contract Negotiation Techniques for better managing of your suppliers

New methods for striking a balance between speed and cost

How to use appropriate tools and technology to make an impact, gain credibility internally and value in the marketplace.

How to improve procurement across indirect services categories for significant opportunities for savings

The supply chain as a significant opportunity for cost savings

What are the benefits of having a diversified geographic portfolio area beyond China?

What are the specific risks when evaluate and manage countries?

How suppliers affect a company’s brand, and how to maximize positive impact?

Can we maximize all sourcing opportunities in multiple markets through a concentrated supplier base?

Key trends for fast-evolving technologies for dictating the pace of change

How procurement can align with the organization’s strategic objectives, developing strategies and structures to move beyond cost management

What is the longer term plan to achieve excellence in procurement and what is the shorter term plan to look at the imminent/current challenges and levers

What is the future role of the CPO? Sourcing ideas: The next step for the CPO?

Pre-conference Workshop One

Supply Chain Challenges and Growth Opportunities in the procurement

What are the challenges Impacting the Supply Chain over 2014?

Trends in evaluating on the transportation operations and developing strategies that address current pain points and prepare for future challenges

How successfully to navigate current and future challenges in the coming year over the supply chain issues

Pre-conference Workshop Two

Procurement’s greatest opportunities, managing indirect and direct services

How to improve procurement across direct and indirect services categories for significant opportunities for savings

How to use appropriate tools and technology to make an impact, gain credibility internally and value in the marketplace.

Procurement needs to understand the “sources of value” in order to make progress.

Why should you attend:

Understand how to reduce costs, enhance shareholder value and achieve high performance by cutting operating expenses

Learn how to improve capital allocations and generate new revenue streams

Ensure you receive the right solution for strategic sourcing and procurement for your business needs

Learn how to improve relationships with suppliers to optimize business processes and your supply chain

Discuss the new technologies for improving the quality of the sourcing and procurement process

From: September 23, 2014 00:00
To: September 25, 2014 23:59

Rey Juan Carlos I Hotel, 661-671 Avinguda Diagonal, 08028, Barcelona, Spain


Supply Chain Management, Distribution, Logistics, Business


Direct procurement, Marketing, Strategic Sourcing

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