Strategic Sourcing Summit 2017

Bespoke, in proud partnership with the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, presents the 4th annual Strategic Sourcing Summit 2017 scheduled to take place on 26 & 27 July 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Driving change and managing the market through strategic sourcing and category management

The most successful companies no longer rely exclusively on traditional competitive bidding activities to procure their strategic goods and services. By employing leading practices in sourcing, applying breakthrough thinking and well thought out supply network design, a progressive procurement or sourcing manager is well positioned to gain essential stakeholder support for their sourcing initiatives with the view of maximising value for their organization

Strategic Sourcing is the process of identifying, evaluating, negotiating and optimising the procurement of strategic goods and services that best support the strategic objectives of the business. The process should aim to standardise the sourcing process within an organization, place more spend under the prudent eye of procurement and ensure that any value generated is properly executed, measured and monitored.

Category Management is a strategic sourcing activity which organises procurement resources to focus on specific areas of spend, thus creating new opportunities for savings and value.

Integrating leading practice Supplier Relationship Management into your strategic sourcing programme will deliver mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers, encourage improved communication, enhance openness and create transparency. The development of collaborative relationships with strategic suppliers allows organisations to improve and coordinate inter-company communication activities, increase innovation and value creating opportunities, minimise supply chain risk and provide win-win scenarios for all parties.

Day 1 Seminar – Wednesday, 26 July 2017
Seminar theme:  Driving change and managing the market through strategic sourcing and category management

During this one-day seminar you will hear from expert speakers and leading companies, sharing up-to-date knowledge and in-depth practical tips about Category Management, Commodity Management, Opportunity Analysis, Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Relationship Management and Stakeholder Management.

Topics in Focus at Strategic Sourcing Summit 2017:

  • The sourcing value team process – effective use of cross-functional workshops
  • Developing a business case for commodity sourcing – defining the need
  • Embedding Supplier Relationship Management into Strategic Sourcing & Category Management
  • Opportunity Analysis & Total Cost of Ownership – leading practice sourcing tools & techniques
  • Third party spend – analysis, categorisation and segmentation
  • The Value Levers Model – a checklist for sources of internal & external value

Day 2 Workshop – Thursday, 27 July 2017
Workshop theme: Success with strategic sourcing using the 5-stage category management approach

Added value: a one-day workshop facilitated by Stephen Wills FCIPS MBA, Managing Director of Procurement Central UK, with specific focus on the subject: Success with strategic sourcing using the 5-stage category management approach.

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Extra Early Bird Registration Fees
Ends Wednesday, 31 May 2017

R 7 550 Seminar + Workshop (2 days)
R 4 125 Day 1 Seminar Only
R 3 435 Day 2 Workshop Only

Group Discounts
Register 3 delegates and the
4th delegate attends free of charge

10% discount off Standard Fees
for CIPS, IACCM & SAPICS Members

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