Seven Steps Strategic Sourcing

  • May 7 – 8, 2020
  • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Chicago
  • 1-312-300-8968

Program Overview

The development and implementation of carefully crafted strategies for the acquisition of all goods, equipment, materials, and services have become a critical issue in all organizations wishing to reduce operating cost while improving quality and productivity. This program explores seven key areas considered critical to the future success of Procurement Organizations and moves today’s supply management activities from its typical tactical focus to
the strategic focus needed to successfully implement the processes and methods needed to reach world-class performance now and maintain it in the future.

Who Should Attend

Managers and professionals in:

  • Purchasing, Procurement, and Contracts and
  • Those involved in operations, engineering, maintenance, quality, projects, and other company activities that expose them to suppliers and buying activities for production, maintenance, equipment, MRO, services, and other outside purchased requirements.

You will learn

  •  7 Areas Critical To Future Procurement Success
  • 4 Stages To World Class Supply Management
  •  Many Increased Skill Sets In Supply Management
  •  Category Models And Their Strategies
  • 3 Categories For Organizing The Spend Profile
  •  Steps In Improving Internal And External Collaboration
  •  How To Develop A “Purchasing Coding System”
  •  How To Get More Time To Work On Strategic Issues
  •  The Important Sections To Include In A Strategic Sourcing Plan

What's in for the organization?

The organization will benefit by:

  • The greater strategic focus of those involved in supply management resulting in an improved bottom line
  •  Higher productivity of personnel involved in supply management activities
  • Reduced total cost of ownership for purchased materials, equipment, and services
  • Improved productivity of the entire organization by better on-time delivery of high-quality goods and services
  •  Improved supplier performance and relations
  • Increased customer satisfaction

What's in for you

Attendees will gain by participation in this program as a result of:

  • Increased skill sets in supply management
  • A greater sense of professionalism
  • Knowledge of world-class supply management practices
  • Greater ability to lead continuous improvement programs
  •  Increased recognition by the organization due to improved performance

Event Day

Day 1

  • 8:45 AM Registration
  • 8:55 AM Welcome Remarks
  • 9:00 AM Workshop/Training Starts
  • 10:45 AM Morning Coffee Break
  • 12:30 NN Lunch
  • 1:30 PM Training Resumes
  • 3:30 PM Afternoon Coffee Break
  • 5:00 PM End of Training

Day 2

  •  9:00 AM Workshop/Training Starts
  • 10:00 AM Morning Coffee Break
  • 10:15 AM Training Resumes
  • 12:00 NN Lunch
  • 1:00 PM Training Resumes
  • 2:30 PM Afternoon Coffee Break
  • 2:45 PM Training Resumes
  • 5:00 PM Q & A and End of Training

Our Speaker


CPSM, MCIPS, Lifetime C.P.M., M.ED

Robi has over 35 years of purchasing and sales experience, involving domestic and international activities, for a broad range of manufacturing and service businesses. He has extensive experience in consulting & training in purchasing, contracts, reengineering the supply management process, the management of procurement functions, global sourcing of materials and components, reducing cost of purchased materials and services, and negotiation of complex transactions

and contracts.

He has held purchasing and contracts management positions in high volume manufacturing, subcontract, job shop, and service operations, involving gas turbine manufacturing, power generation, nuclear and fossil power plants, electrical distribution and control, air conditioning equipment and global sourcing services.