Strategies for World-Class Global Sourcing & Procurement
Sales Have Ended
Sales Have Ended
SEMINAR DATES: October 12, 17 & 19
TIME: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
LOCATION: October 12 & 19, Coronado, Room 132; October 17, Durango, Room F1
Every company must procure a substantial amount of goods and services to be in business and stay competitive. Why do so few do it well?
This three module (9 hours total) seminar is ideal for anyone interested in learning the latest trends, strategies, and best practices in global sourcing and procurement. Attendees will gain a better understanding on how to plan and implement better strategic sourcing strategies, reduce overall procurement costs, and improve overall supply chain performance.
- Create a global sourcing strategy and identify the associated benefits/tradeoffs
- Develop strategies to improve supplier selection, performance and effectiveness
- Identify how to build the optimal strategic sourcing environment to minimize risk and reduce complexity
- Articulate the sourcing tradeoffs associated with offshoring, nearshoring and reshoring and how they may apply to your organization
- Describe how to build a lean procurement process to minimize cost and improve performance
- Determine Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) when making sourcing decisions
Joel Sutherland has over thirty years experience as a logistics/supply chain professional working for manufacturers, wholesale distributors, and third party service providers in various industries, including automotive, paper, pharmaceutical, and consumer packaged goods. Joel has worked and lived abroad, starting and managing a logistics services company (3PL) based in Germany for Sealand Services (now Maersk). In the late 1990’s Sutherland was hired by J. B. Hunt to develop and execute a vision for creating a non-asset based 3PL that would later become Transplace, managing more than $3 billion in freight. Wrapping up his industry career he was the president and COO of Air-Road Express – ultimately selling the company in 2005.
Sutherland received his BS degree from the University of Southern California with a focus in logistics, and an MBA from Pepperdine University. He has taught logistics at the University of Southern California and is a frequent speaker at professional groups and universities around the world. He has a number of published papers and has authored numerous logistics articles for various trade publications.
Sutherland is a past board chair of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), a worldwide professional association. In 2009, he received the highest honor from CSCMP – the Distinguished Service Award. He has also received the Professional Achievement Award from Logistics Management magazine and was recognized as one of the Top 20 Logistics Executives by CLO magazine and the Logistics & Supply Chain Forum.