Corporate United will be kicking off its annual SYNERGY conference next week in Chicago. If you’re not familiar with SYNERGY, it is a widely respected event that features some great speakers and the chance to interact with some top-notch procurement leaders.
On Wednesday May 5, I will be presenting “Five Purchasing Best Practices” – a condensed version of the Next Level Purchasing online class “14 Purchasing Best Practices.” Specifically, I will be covering:
- Utilizing A Buying Plan
- Building Cross-Functional Commodity Teams
- Utilizing Five Types of Proposal Analysis Strategies
- Managing Supplier Performance
- Conducting A Risk Assessment
But, enough about me! There are some other workshops that are perhaps even more exciting. For example, Gartner’s Debbie Wilson will be presenting “Procurement Technology Deployment: The Four-Phase Journey To Best-in-Class.” Also, I am hoping to catch the presentation entitled “Developing Category Management Results through Improved Market Intelligence” by Robert Handfield, PhD and comparing Dr. Handfield’s approach with that of emerging expert (and fellow Pittsburgher) David Hargraves.
SYNERGY is a conference that is approved for Continuing Education Hours that may be used towards SPSM and SPSM2 recertification. A list of other procurement conferences whose CEH’s are preapproved can be found here.
I hope to see you next week at SYNERGY!
To Your Career,
Charles Dominick, SPSM
President & Chief Procurement Officer
Next Level Purchasing, Inc.
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