Next PERT Meeting- October 3, 2017- How to Maximize Value through Relationships & Governance

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October 3, 2017

All Day 


How to Maximize Value through Relationships & Governance
Both Internal (Business Partners)and External (Suppliers)


Morton Arboretum- Lisle, IL 


The Mpower Group-Rick 

 What Our Members Are Saying:
• “I find PERT to be the best venue for my personal and professional development and peer to peer networking”

• “PERT is the place to go to stay on top of current trends and provocative thought leadership”

• “It’s great to be part of an executive group where I’m not getting sold to and the focus is on solutions – not presentations”

• “The PERT community is where I know I can share and learn with my colleagues – nowhere else do I have that opportunity”

• “This workshop has been the best value I have ever received.. “

PERT- Procurement Executive Round Table

How to Maximize Value through Relationships & Governance- Both Internal (Business Partners)and External (Suppliers)

The best companies do an excellent job of Supplier Relationship Management.  They ensure contract compliance, SLA monitoring, great issue resolution, excellent on boarding and divestiture of suppliers etc. etc.  A lot of best practices can be had by emulating them and they should be emulated.  But we believe that Next Practices takes you to a place where the relationships you have with  your suppliers are a source of competitive differentiation.  Your supply base can be a competitive weapon if you are willing to challenge the fundamental principles that guide the creation and management of supplier relationships today!

Similarly, internal relationships and governance suffer from a similar dilemma.  Because we don’t focus on our stakeholder’s Value Drivers, we end up having significant resistance to our efforts and wonder why?  We will explore why this occurs and how to convert them into Champions and Sponsors.  Ensuring efficient and effective governance is critical to ensuring that the decision processes support Category Management strategies.  Relationship Optimization is a critical competency and capability for every successful transformation, the journey form tactical to strategic and the journey from Sourcing to Category Management.


Who Should Attend

This is a peer-to-peer organization and as such, you must be a Senior Procurement Executive (Director or above) within your organization to attend.

About PERT

PERT (Procurement Executive Round Table) is a collaborative, “members-only” group comprised of senior executives from Fortune 1,000 organizations. The group is a peerto- peer organization that meets quarterly to share ideas in a forum setting. Each member brings expertise and varied talents to the group which allows all members to benefit from participation. PERT addresses major Global Sourcing and Supply Chain challenges such as:

  • Making the Transition from Strategic Sourcing to Category Management (January 24, 2017)
  • TCO = Destroy Value? Going Beyond Cost and Applying Next Practices to Create Value (October 13, 2016)
  • How to Attract and Retain the “A” Team? (July 13, 2016)
  • Black Swan” Risk Management- Mitigating Sudden Changes In Trade, Immigration & Foreign Policy (May9, 2017)

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