Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Executive Seminar

June 1, 2014 - June 6, 2014 | All Day

The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development

Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Executive Seminar

PDF of 2014 Brochure


June 1-6, 2014


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

2014 Faculty & Speakers:

Karl Braitberg,  Vice President, Global Supplier Management, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Robert Duncan, Former Dean and Professor of Management, Michigan State University

Liz Door, Vice President, North American Procurement, Whirlpool Corporation

Louis Ferretti, Project Executive, Product Environment Compliance and Supply Chain Social Responsibility, IBM Corporation

Beverly Gaskin, GPSC Executive Director, Thermal Systems and Processes, General Motors

Alison Jones, Global Director, GSM Supply Chain Operations, Delphi Corporation

Paul Massih,  Vice President, Contracting & Procurement, Shell

Jeff McLaughlin, WW Director, IT & Services Procurement, Texas Instruments

Robert Monczka, Director, Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain Strategy Research, CAPS: Center for Strategic Supply Research; Distinguished Research and ISM Professor of Supply Chain Management – Arizona State University

R. David Nelson, CEO, Dave Nelson Group, Inc.   FORMER CPO of Honda, Deere & Company and Delphi

Gary Ragatz

Mike Rosberg,  Vice President, Global Supply Management, NACCO

Tom Stallkamp, President, Collaborative Management.  FORMER President of Chyrsler and Vice Chairman of DaimlerChrysler Corporation

Catalina Vargas, Sr. Director/Global Leader, Pfizer, Inc.

Robin Vogel, Sr. Vice President, Procurement, Topco Associates LLC

Tobias Schoenherr, Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management, Michigan State University

Clay Voorhees, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Michigan State University

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.


$4,995.00 – includes educational materials, meals, and tuition. Lodging is an additional $91.00 plus tax per night at the Candlewood Suites Hotel which adjoins the Henry Center. Hotel reservations will be made by MSU staff upon registration.


Tricia Walters
517/353-8711 x 71004 or 800/356-5705


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