Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Executive Seminar

June 4, 2017 - June 9, 2017 | 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development


June 4 – 9, 2017


Join leading educators and industry professionals as they share their insights into the key strategies and practices that world class organizations are using to achieve procurement and supply chain excellence and build sustainable competitive advantage.  As recent research and experience indicate, the value of purchasing and supply chain strategies to a firm’s bottom-line performance can be significant.


  • To establish the critical components of integrated strategic procurement/sourcing and supply chain management and how these processes can contribute to the competitive success of your firm throughout the value chain
  • To enhance your understanding and implementation of concepts, strategies and techniques required to increase personal and organizational effectiveness in a changing globally competitive environment
  • To share ideas and best practices with colleagues from various industries and firms to accelerate improvement at your company
  • To identify emerging critical directions for purchasing/sourcing and supply chain management
  • To establish critical requirements to implement successfully appropriate procurement/sourcing and supply chain management strategies and practices

2017 Faculty & Speakers

  • Jimmy Anklesaria, President & CEO, Anklesaria Group (AGI)
  • Liz Door, Vice President, Global Strategic Sourcing NA, Whirlpool Corporation
  • Jennifer Dunn
  • Louis Ferretti, Project Executive, Product Environment Compliance and Supply Chain Social Responsibility, IBM Corporation
  • David Frayer
  • Stanley Griffis
  • Beverly Gaskin, Global Supply Chain Executive, General Motors Corporation
  • Paul Massih, Vice President, Procurement and SC Mgmt., Global Wells Organization, BP plc
  • Jeff McLaughlin, WW Director, IT & Services Procurement, Texas Instruments
  • Carlos Mena Madrazo
  • Robert Monczka, Professor Emeritus of SCM – Michigan State University, and Former Distinguished Research Professor of SCM and Director CAPS Research -Arizona State University
  • Keith Bezant Niblett
  • Gary Ragatz
  • Joseph Sandor
  • Tobias Schoenherr
  • John Shull, Vice President, Surgical Services, Spectrum Health
  • Jeff Smith, Director, Indirect Materials & Services, DuPont
  • Tom Stallkamp, Principal & Founder, Collaborative Management LLC.  FORMER President of Chyrsler and Vice Chairman of DaimlerChrysler Corporation
  • Robin Vogel, Sr. Director, Procurement-Wrigley Americas
  • Clay Voorhees
  • Kristina Yonkers, Global Director, Raw Matl. Value Stream, Delphi Automotive

Who Should Attend

This seminar is designed for purchasing, materials, and supply chain executives and senior managers interested in learning strategies, concepts, and techniques necessary to contribute more fully to competitive performance at their firms. Strategic purchasing and supply chain management provides organizations with significant opportunities to leverage resources which may contribute to the effective identification/implementation of value-added initiatives.

2017 Cost

$4,995.00 – includes educational materials, meals, and tuition. Lodging is an additional $98.00 plus tax per night at the Candlewood Suites Hotel which adjoins the Henry Center.  Hotel reservations will be made by MSU staff upon registration.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation within 15 days of the seminar start will be limited to emergency situations and may result in a cancellation fee ($500).  Participant substitutions are welcome at any time prior to the start of the seminar.  If a registered participant does not attend the seminar and does not notify us in advance, they will be charged the full seminar fee.


Tricia Walters

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