Hundreds of Procurement Executives convened at the JW Marriott in Las Vegas from November 6-9 to share their insights and experiences in driving procurement excellence and added value within their organizations at this year’s ProcureCon 2007.
Some events highlights included:
- Rick Jacobs, VP of Supply Chain Management at Eaton (winner of the 2007 Purchasing Medal of Professional Excellence) presenting an excellent model on ‘Developing Robust Supplier Relationships to Achieve a Strategic Procurement Operation’
- Scott Searls, SVP of Procurement and Logistics of Alltel Communications dynamically relaying his thoughts on predictive spend management, strategic internal and supplier collaboration and the redundancy of traditional risk management
- Ryan Doerkson, Director of Strategic Sourcing and Rick Wilson, Manager of Supplier Development of Aerospace Indirect Center of Excellence of Cessna Aircraft’s inspired and data-driven case study on their lean supplier initiatives and innovative application of value engineering to indirect procurement