DSC leads Sourcing & Supplier Management Track at CSCMP

Kevin Coleman, DSC’s VP, Customer Solutions, is chairing the Sourcing and Supplier Management track at the annual conference of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), September 24-27, in San Diego.

Kevin has worked with co-chair Kelly Marie Halloran, Licensed Customs Broker, North America Logistics Group Leader, Amway, to build the track’s six sessions exploring how leading procurement organizations are collaborating across internal and external organizations to achieve business objectives.

"We structured this track to start at a broad level from a strategic organizational context," explains Kevin. “Then, each session gets more and more specific and actionable. Attendees will walk away with ideas that they can experiment with in their own business settings."

"We wanted the sessions to be applicable to a wide audience," says Kelly. "Really any area or business that interfaces with the procurement discipline has something to gain through this content."

In the session, “The New Age of Sourcing & Procurement,” sourcing leaders from Pharmavite, McDonald’s and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. will discuss emerging strategies. A representative of Ernst & Young LLP will moderate the panel. (Monday, September 28, 10:30 am – 11:45 am, Room 8)

In “The Procurement-Operations Dynamic: What’s New and Next,” operations and procurement leaders from McCormick will share how they are collaborating to drive overall company performance. ULTA Beauty’s Director of Supply Chain Logistics will lead the discussion. (Monday, September 28, 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm, Room 8)

The Importance of Diversity in Strategic Sourcing” is powered by AWESOME, the women’s supply chain leadership initiative, and will look at why formal diversity programming and supplier diversity is elemental to a company’s success. Procurement executives from Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg Company and Disney will share how to build competitive diversity programs. A supply chain executive from Domino’s Pizza will moderate the panel. (Monday, September 28, 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm, Room 8)

Session four, “Packaging Strategy: How It Impacts Supply Chain’s Bottom Line,” will look at how packaging can be critical to supply chain transformation and sustainability at every planning horizon. A panel of industry leaders from CHAINalytics, Walmart and Ingersoll Rand will discuss packaging's vital role across the supply chain. (Tuesday, September 29, 10:30 am – 11:45 am, Room 8) 

Supplier Integration: Delivering Business Value,” will show how procurement and sourcing leaders have successfully nurtured effective collaboration models that have united separate organizations to create win-win opportunities. Panelists from StarKist and DSC Logistics will discuss collaboration strategies such as on-site deployment and cross-functional projects that go beyond normal day-to-day business to address more holistic, strategic imperatives. (Tuesday, September 29, 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm, Room 8)

In “The Sourcing Implications of End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility,” speakers from Amway and Intelligent Audit will discuss the utilization of information across the supply chain to enable more effective network strategies. West Monroe Partners will moderate this session and participate in the discussion. (Tuesday, September 29, 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm, Room 8)

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For more Sourcing and Supplier Management Track details, browse by track at CSCMP’s website.