January 23, 2018
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd
Glencoe, IL 60022
What Our Members Are Saying:
PERT- Procurement Executive Round Table
Sourcing IS Change Management
Top companies see the role of the Strategic Sourcing /Category Management professional of that of process leader, internal consultant and change agent. We will explore the significant change management issues associated with executing a Strategic Sourcing /Category Management process. The hypothesis presented is “the greatest challenges of Sourcing are internal”. Most of these challenges are also Predictable and Inevitable and can be addressed head-on by deploying change management strategies. A model for integrating change management strategies into your sourcing process will be discussed. We will also explore specific tools to help face the challenges and attendees will agree that the best Sourcing process in the world cannot be executed until internal resistance is identified and managed. Attendees are expected to come prepared to discuss their biggest challenges and to share what has worked and what hasn’t for them.
Sourcing Professional Services
Most companies spend a significant amount on professional services and use these providers for both strategic projects and critical point needs. In most cases, companies have an opportunity to improve the cost and value of these services in three key areas: 1) Definition, review and approval of proposed projects; 2) Sourcing of potential providers and 3) Ongoing management of the portfolio of providers. Optimization in these areas can reduce annual spend by 10% – 50% while improving the quality of services received and the results generated. These are sustainable benefits – not one-time reductions. In addition, attendees will explore actual case studies that illustrate best practices in sourcing professional services. Discussions will include pros and cons, as well as issues and challenges, of professional services outsourcing. Attendees are expected to come prepared to discuss their biggest challenges and to share what has worked and what hasn’t for them.
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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.
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:
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