The Business Case For Sourcing Productivity

Available on Demand

Strategic sourcing is a massive engine of value creation for any business capable of efficiently aggregating its demand at scale. Modern business leaders are increasingly looking to influence more of their spend with strategic sourcing to achieve cost savings and increased throughput. Yet in order to scale the benefits of strategic sourcing, an investment is required in one or more of the following areas:

  • Transactional FTE head count,
  • Service provider relationships S
  • Sourcing productivity technology

However, there is comparatively little research that has been done on the business case behind sourcing productivity. What do leaders really mean when they say “do more with less”? And how can units of productivity (e.g. more tenders or more RFQs) equate to tangible business results?

This panel discussion will explore:

  • The challenges creating a business case for sourcing productivity
  • A proven approach to establishing trust with the business
  • How positioning procurement as a strategic resource can help scale value creation

Distinguished speakers include:

Keynote: Dr. Elouise Epstein, Kearney

The rapid adoption of digital technologies has unlocked new opportunities for procurement organizations to streamline operations while creating value for a company to thrive. Dr. Elouise Epstein, Vice President at A.T. Kearney, along with a distinguished panel of industry leading CPOs, will dive into how data and AI are key forces in the evolution of procurement in today’s modern business and how it can give you a competitive edge.

Speaker Panel:

Dr. Elouise Epstein, Vice President, Kearney

Jacob Gorm Larsen, Author & Director of Digital Procurement, Maersk Group

Linda Chuan, Head of Strategic Sourcing & Procurement, BOX

Angela Moy, Vice President, Procurement Americas, Fareva

Edmund Zagorin, CEO, Bid Ops

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