Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Executive Seminar

Date/Time: Sunday, May 31, 2015 - Friday, Jun 5, 2015 | All Day

Location: The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, Lansing, Michigan

Join leading educators and industry professionals as they share their insights into the key strategies and practices that world class organizations are using to achieve procurement and supply chain excellence and build sustainable competitive advantage.  As recent research and experience indicate, the value of purchasing and supply chain strategies to a firm’s bottom-line performance can be significant.


  • To establish the critical components of integrated strategic procurement/sourcing and supply chain management and how these processes can contribute to the competitive success of your firm throughout the value chain
  • To enhance your understanding and implementation of concepts, strategies and techniques required to increase personal and organizational effectiveness in a changing globally competitive environment
  • To share ideas and best practices with colleagues from various industries and firms to accelerate improvement at your company
  • To identify emerging critical directions for purchasing/sourcing and supply chain management
  • To establish critical requirements to implement successfully appropriate procurement/sourcing and supply chain management strategies and practices

2015 Faculty & Speakers:

Jimmy Anklesaria, President & CEO, Anklesaria Group (AGI)

David Closs

Liz Door, Vice President, North American Procurement, Whirlpool Corporation
Louis Ferretti, Project Executive, Product Environment Compliance and Supply Chain Social Responsibility, IBM Corporation

Shahid Javed, Chief Procurement Officer, BP America

Alison Jones, Global Director, GSM Supply Chain Operations, Delphi Corporation

Jeff McLaughlin, WW Director, IT & Services Procurement, Texas Instruments

Robert Monczka, Professor Emeritus of SCM – Michigan State University, and Former Distinguished Research Professor of SCM and Director CAPS Research – Arizona State University

R. David Nelson, CEO, Dave Nelson Group, Inc.   FORMER CPO of Honda, Deere & Company and Delphi

Keith Bezant Niblett, Assistant Director, MSU Executive Development Programs

Tobias Schoenherr, Associate Professor of SCM, Michigan State University

Tom Stallkamp, Principal & Founder, Collaborative Management LLC.  FORMER President of Chyrsler and Vice Chairman of DaimlerChrysler Corporation

Rebecca Barker Vest,  Vice President, Purchasing, Nissan Americas

Robin Vogel, Sr. Vice President, Procurement, Oscar Mayer/Kraft Foods

Clay Voorhees, Associate Professor of Marketing, Michigan State University

Who Should Attend:

This seminar is designed for purchasing, materials, and supply chain executives and senior managers interested in learning strategies, concepts, and techniques necessary to contribute more fully to competitive performance at their firms. Strategic purchasing and supply chain management provides organizations with significant opportunities to leverage resources which may contribute to the effective identification/implementation of value-added initiatives.



Tricia Walters
517/353-8711 x 71004 or 800/356-5705


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