Driving Compliance, Risk and Bottom Line Benefits with Supplier Information Management
Thursday, March 29, 2012

Summary

Buy-side leaders looking to stabilize supply availability and costs are aggressively paying heed to the striking indications that clean, consistent and up-to-date information on their suppliers contributes heavily in bottom-line savings, end-user productivity, working capital management, regulatory compliance and operational risk management. As customers and suppliers struggle with their own pricing and credit challenges, companies seeking to remove financial and business inefficiencies across their supply chain and ensure the continued flow of goods, are presented with fewer options for credibly assessing supplier financial viability and sustainability.
 
Join us in this exclusive webcast to understand how an effective Supplier Information Management (SIM) system allows an enterprise to aggregate, collect and maintain information from all distributed systems within the organization and enable a consolidated view of supplier data, process status and relationships.
 
What You Will Learn:
  • Successful strategies to establish a sound supplier information management program
  • Improved savings through an optimized, preferred and managed supplier base
  • Strategic impact of SIM on risk dimensions, spend, concentration of business, marketplace and relationship
  • Driving efficiencies in supplier collaboration and LOB objectives like supplier diversity
  • Cost avoidance through mitigation of supply chain disruptions and supplier failures

Presented by

Speakers:
Pierre Mitchell, Senior Director
Procurement and Advisory Services
The Hackett Group
 
Mr. Mitchell is responsible for leading the development of research and other intellectual property within Hackett's Procurement Executive Advisory Program, where he also serves as an adjunct business advisor. He has over 20 years of industry and consulting experience in Procurement, supply chain and information technology.
 
Previously, he was vice president of supply management research at AMR Research and a manager at Arthur D. Little, where he led numerous supply chain and Procurement transformations at Fortune 500 companies. Other industry positions include manufacturing project manager at The Timberland Company, materials manager at the Krupp Companies, and an engineer at EG&G.
 
 
Elizabeth Green, CPSM, PMI-RMP
Corporate Manager, Supply Chain Risk & Opportunity Management
 
Elizabeth (Beth) J. Green joined Northrop Grumman Corporation in 2000. Beth, a Certified Professional in Supply Management and PMI Risk Management Professional is responsible for developing and maintaining supplier risk management tools and processes, company-wide profiles of top strategic suppliers/subcontractors, and support of overall supply chain strategic planning across the Enterprise. Beth has worked multiple development and production programs, both international and domestic, requiring business and technical collaboration between companies in multiple countries, including working in the United Kingdom.  Beth is Chair of the ISM Risk Management Group Board, Chair of Cal Poly, SLO's Women's Engineering Program Industry Advisory Board and her hobbies include promoting education in STEM, SCM, international careers, and traveling whenever possible.

 
Moderator:
John Yuva
Manager, Editor
Inside Supply Management®

John serves as the editor of Inside Supply Management®, the flagship publication of the Institute for Supply Management™ and the authoritative resource for supply management executives in companies of all sectors, shapes and sizes.

John has worked in the publishing industry for more than 15 years -- both in newspapers and trade publications. He began his career at ISM in 1999 as a senior writer, and was recently promoted to the role of editor. John holds his degree in English from the University of Northern Iowa.