Agenda*

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH

5:30PM – 7:00PM

Welcome Reception


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH

7:30AM – 8:30AM

Breakfast 

8:30AM – 8:45AM

Welcome
 

8:45AM – 9:45AM

Modernizing Intel Indirect Procurement Capabilities
Ian Roe, Senior Director, Global Supply Management, Intel Corporation

Intel Indirect Procurement has started a journey that will transform our organization. Today, our indirect procurement capabilities are good, but we have aspirations to be great.  We are shifting from being a service provider to becoming a world class business partner, which will require us to redefine our strategic processes, our metrics, and our operating model.   We believe this transformation will deliver significant returns to Intel’s bottom line.

9:45AM – 10:00AM

Break 

10:00AM – 11:00AM

Case Study: An Indirect Procurement Transformation Journey
Scott Lezynski, Director/Head of Corporate Procurement and Supply Chain Compliance, Moog Inc.

11:00AM – 12:00PM

Collaborating with HR: an Innovation-Based Relationship
Paul Drechsler, Senior Manager, Supply and Purchasing, Briggs & Stratton

The HR department is typically responsible for a large portion of the indirect spend in a corporation including: Benefits, Safety, Security, Travel, Contingent Labor and Consulting Services. This presentation will provide insights on how purchasing can work with HR in providing innovative suppliers, structured bidding, and additional cost savings through competitive negotiations.  

12:00PM – 1:15PM

Lunch

1:15PM – 2:15PM

Ignite Session

Join fellow manufacturing leaders in the procurement space to discuss the issues important to you. Have candid conversations with peers to help you solve your most pressing challenges. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide suggestions for discussion topics.

2:15PM – 2:30PM

Break

2:30PM – 3:30PM

KPIs Beyond Savings in Indirect Spend
Jenny Reints, Director, Global Indirect Strategic Sourcing, Chamberlain Group

3:30PM – 4:30PM

Measuring Success of Indirect Procurement
Brandon Redwine, Indirect Commodity Manager, A. O. Smith
Debbie Waltermire, Capital Acquisition Manager, A. O. Smith
 

4:30PM – 6:30PM

Networking Reception


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH

7:30AM – 8:30AM

Breakfast

8:30AM – 9:30AM

MRO & Industrial Supply: Change in a Global Digital World
Mauricio Peña, Commodity Manager – MRO & Industrial Supplies, United Technologies Corporation

The need and desire for a supplier that can effectively operate globally has never been greater. As companies further expand and continue to merge and acquire other companies, a supplier that is a true expert in geodiversity will be a prized and valued one. With new innovation and advances in digital technology, the arrival of e-commerce suppliers in the MRO & Industrial space and the future of the industry in the hands of the millennials, the we way business is being done today cannot be sustainable for success in the future. UTC has embarked on a journey to look at disruptive technology and strategies at a global level. Our goal is to be forward thinking and look at strategies that gives UTC the highest opportunity of success to continue being a pioneer and industry leader. During this discussion, we will get an overview of where UTC is today and where UTC plans to be in the future within the MRO & Industrial Supply space.

Things to keep in mind during this discussion are:

  • What you should be looking for in a geographically diverse supplier
  • Best ways to collaborate with a supplier when you are a geographically diverse company that has many locations with different needs
  • Integrating local suppliers into a global network
  • What e-commerce is doing to our buying habits globally
     

9:30AM – 10:30AM

Travel Management Program Implementation
Benia Smith, Director of Indirect Procurement, Dyson

10:30AM – 11:00AM

Break

Ignite Session

Join fellow manufacturing leaders in the procurement space to discuss the issues important to you. Have candid conversations with peers to help you solve your most pressing challenges. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide suggestions for discussion topics.

11:00AM – 11:45AM

11:45AM – 1:00PM

Lunch

1:00PM – 2:00PM

Procurement Talent Management: Extraordinary Outcomes Require Exceptional People
Ryan Horn, Director, Global Indirect Procurement, Xylem, Inc. 

In this session, Ryan will discuss: 

  • Trends and innovations in procurement talent management
  • Recruiting and retention strategies
  • Training and development
  • Knowledge management programs
  • Compensation models 
  • Innovation predictions