November 7, 2018
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
425 W Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60606
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PROCUREMENT EXECUTIVE ROUNDTABLE:
Optimal Organizational Design for Procurement (Including a Center of Excellence)
Centralized, Decentralized / Consulted or Center-Led? Which organization structure is considered Next Practice? What exactly is a Center of Excellence(COE)? Regardless of the industry you are in or whether you are doing Strategic Sourcing or have matured to Category Management, any or all of these structures can work. We spend so much time paying attention to the boxes and titles that we lose sight of what we are really trying to accomplish – developing a structure that allows us to meet our goals in an efficient and collaborative way. Designing an organization should not be an exercise in “boxology”; rather an attempt to organize your talent to leverage their skills and competencies to maximize effectiveness. In other words, it’s more important to define what happens between the boxes than drawing the perfect picture.
The Procurement function is unique because we function as a shared service that may play different roles in different categories. We may centralize certain areas of spend like office suppliers / equipment, may decentralize / consult on other categories like HR and may create a Center-led model for areas of spend like Information Technology. How do you decide? You will need to come to this workshop to explore the possibilities. In this workshop we will explore:
The attributes of the various organization structures
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Global Sourcing In the New Global Political Realities
Whether you are procuring goods or services, your supply chain is global. If not your Tier 1 suppliers, then your Tier 2 suppliers are dependent on global supply chains and therefore the global geo-political landscape is of significant importance to you. Acting on growing competitive pressures, many companies have developed supplier relationships and relocated manufacturing operations or services to Global Markets – lured primarily by the low labor costs AND revenue potential. While increasing procurement expenditures in Global Markets have yielded significant savings, many companies are finding that they face unexpected risks and major supply chain challenges which may offset the benefits.
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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