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One of my favorite presentations of the day was delivered by Alistair Donald, the Chief Procurement Officer of Global Procurement Services of ConocoPhillips Company. Alistair’s presentation had a James Bond / Secret Agent theme which made it very entertaining as well as informative. Alistair has a wonderful story to tell of his success in transforming the Supply Management function within ConocoPhillips. Michael Lamereaux from Sourcing Innovation, an NPX attendee, wrote that Supply Management has been a key contributor to ConocoPhillips’ financial success over the last several years in his blog post, Supply Management: Secret Agent of Business Improvement (Key NPX Take Away 5) where he articulated Alistair’s value contributors.
One of the highlights of the Next Practices Exchange (NPX) was a presentation by Brad Peterson, partner at the law firm of Mayer Brown on “How to Communicate the Value You Create in Negotiating Contract Terms.” Read on for a summary of Brad’s comments.
Last week Sourcing and Supply Chain executives from a group of Fortune 500 companies from around the world gathered for The Mpower Group’s Next Practices Xchange (“NPX”) to share ideas…