Procurement and supply chain's contribution
can be maximized if it is fully aligned with
your procurement vision and objectives based
on those of the business?
the business objectives understood by all
in the procurement process?
there a review process involving management
and customers in place?
will be addressed using a well-proven
model for checking your company's alignment.
Action planning sessions will allow
you to discuss the actions needed to
successfully move towards alignment.
Procurement and supply chain is a continuous
process that enables companies to synchronize
and optimize activities, assets and resources
at strategic, tactical and operational levels
and allows the business to be managed as a
does the supply chain start and finish?
procurement strategies are deployed by leading-edge
do companies make the leap from 'reactionary
is the roadmap to moving to excellence?
are the key features of best practices?
review of new initiatives in these core
areas will be shared in addressing these
The procurement value proposition: where procurement
brings the greatest value, and an overview
of the latest thinking on managing the value
chain. Learn techniques to differentiate between
goods and services in context to their importance
to the business and potential for improvement.
is the purpose of differentiation?
is differentiation achieved and what are
are you most at risk?
does the supplier's view impact the choice
and apply a methodology to address:
Where to place effort for optimum results
Risk analysis - technical and financial
Transition from high-level strategies
Strategic supplier alliances
Customer value drivers
How will procurement change over the next
ten years and what procurement staff can do
to take advantage of the opportunities that
is e-procurement important?
are many companies uncomfortable about e-procurement
e-procurement bring bottom-line benefits?
to ensure smooth implementation of e-procurement
Degrees of e-collaboration
Taking cost out of the process
Analysis of the benefits
Case study of successful examples
Many companies have difficulty in measuring
procurement and supply chain performance and
its contribution to the bottom line.
bench marking play a part?
assessment exercise to identify:
Processes which needs improvement
Improvements offering greatest contribution
Where limited resources should be focused
MANAGING EACH IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE AS A
Converting knowledge into real action is a
major problem for many companies. The key
is to manage each improvement initiative as
a project and set objectives that match business
is it necessary to 'projectize'?
to reduce cost of your supply chains?
is the contribution of cross-discipline
should procurement initiatives deserve priority
when competing for limited resources?
model and case studies will be presented
in the achievement of real results and
in demonstrating its use in:
Improving the supply chain for strategic
Importance of cross-functional teams
Identifying cost drivers and applying
Cost analysis 'the easy way'
Project hypothesis and validation
For many companies, sustaining improvement
is frequently the barrier to success. Learn
a method that some successful companies are
using to 'make it happen' which includes a
simple process to successfully sustain improvement.
-Throughout the two-days, you will be engaged
in a series of 'Management Team Meetings'
for the purpose of discussing management issues
relating to procurement, e-procurement and
the supply chain.
-Participants will also be asked to present
examples of initiatives within their division
that has brought benefit to the business.