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ISM’s 98th Annual International Supply Management Conference - Industry Spotlights

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April 28 - May 1, 2013
Dallas/Ft. Worth (Grapevine), Texas


Industry Spotlights provide a quick snapshot of critical issues in supply chain management. Using real-world examples, these sessions offer tight, focused content. Industry Spotlights are delivered during Exhibit Hall hours to ensure scheduling convenience for all Conference attendees. Be sure to linger in the Exhibit Hall after the presentations as speakers are available for your questions.

Date & Time     Session, Speaker & Sponsor
Monday, April 29
8:15 - 8:45am
    The Talent-Technology Connection
This session will explore how Celgene, a global biopharmaceuticals company, has connected talent management with technology to place large, complex and critical spend categories such as Marketing, SG&A, and R&D under management by procurement. Learn how solutions such as e-sourcing, contract management, supplier management and spend analysis are being used to enable unique talent with deep domain, consulting and even sales expertise to:
  • Fill procurement and sourcing skills gap
  • Ensure correct and consistent execution of preferred procurement and sourcing processes and
  • Create a multiplier effect that has made it increasingly easy for procurement to expand its strategic sphere of influence
Matthew Mehalick
Director of Strategic Sourcing
Celgene Corp.

Richard Waugh
Vice President, Corporate Development

Sponsor: Zycus

Monday, April 29
1:45 - 2:15pm
    Sustainable Procurement: The Path to a Future Paradigm
Sustainable Procurement has evolved substantially. Initially focused on economics — its mission was to save money. The next wave was social — supplier diversity and workplace practices. Most recently environmental issues have gained traction. Can you blend all three dimensions to drive value? Join us to find out how.

David Elford
Senior Director of Procurement
Office Depot

Yalmaz Siddiqui
Senior Director of Environmental Strategy
Office Depot

Sponsor: Office Depot

Monday, April 29
2:30 - 3:00pm
    Extending Procurement Beyond ERP Through the Cloud

Implementing a complete Source-to-Settle process can be difficult. It's expensive, time consuming and integration with multiple systems is challenging. Plus it has to be user-friendly. Find out how industry leader Land O Lakes is addressing these issues resulting in improved efficiencies, reduced costs and better compliance.

Eric Arnold
Source to Pay Project Lead
Land O Lakes, Inc.

Sponsor: Oracle

Monday, April 29
4:45 - 5:15pm
    Supplier Management Workflow — An Integrated Approach to Supplier Relationship Management and Sourcing

Supplier On-boarding, maintenance, and sourcing need to be an integral part of a company's product development and project management process. Web-based solutions are becoming an important mechanism for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the supplier management process by connecting internal company stakeholders, suppliers and the procurement organization in a standardized workflow that aligns the product development and procurement organizations. The session will provide a template for developing and leveraging web-based technology to implement an integrated supplier management application in a manufacturing environment.

Brian E. Lee
Vice President, Global Purchasing
Modine Manufacturing

Sponsor: Pool4Tool

Tuesday, April 30
8:15 - 8:45am
    Cost Reduction Strategies for Global Travel Programs, Myth, Madness and Measurements
How to REALLY reduce global travel costs? Barbara F. Holcomb, C.P.M., Global Procurement Of Ingredion, Business Services will explain which data points are key indicators of travel cost trends and how those data points are measured and acted upon as she shares best practice solutions for managing travel costs in a global corporation.

Barbara F. Holcomb, C.P.M.
Global Procurement Of Ingredion
Business Services

Michael Forrester
Director, Business Development
ADTRAV Travel Management

Sponsor: ADTRAV

Tuesday, April 30
1:30 - 2:00pm
    The Benefits of Supplier Consolidations Extend Far Beyond Sourcing Savings

Today's global business environment is increasingly complex. Over time, this complexity costs money. Learn now consolidating suppliers within specific supply markets is a proven strategy to concentrate buying power and reduce purchase prices.

Chris Sawchuk
Principal and Global Procurement Advisory Practice Leader
The Hackett Group

Sponsor: Staples