Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Executive Seminar
June 2, 2019 - June 7, 2019 | All Day
The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development
June 2 – 7, 2019
For 65 years, Michigan State University’s Purchasing & Supply Chain Management Executive Seminar has been the world’s premier procurement and supply management executive education experience.
The seminar combines 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 research and experience continue to indicate, the value of purchasing and supply chain strategies to a firm’s bottom-line performance can be significant.
We hope you will include this exciting seminar in your professional development plan this year.
- 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
Critical/Emerging Issues & Strategy Application Workshops
This year, the seminar features two related and progressive workshops designed to take critical/emerging issues, identified by participants, and connect them with strategic opportunities that can be deployed at participant organizations. These workshops provide tangible, relevant actions for potential implementation following the seminar.
Comments from 2018 seminar participants
“I thoroughly enjoyed the collaborative nature of this seminar and valued industry speakers providing meaningful insight into their companies and practices.”
“The best agenda and coordinated SCM seminar that I have been to throughout my SCM career.”
“It should be a pre-requisite for any procurement leader to take the time for your professional development. This seminar fills that need.”
“The classroom is great, but the people and relationships make it transformational.”
2019 Faculty & Speakers
- Jimmy Anklesaria, President & CEO, Anklesaria Group (AGI)
- Jennifer Dunn
- Louis Ferretti, Project Executive, Product Environment Compliance and Supply Chain Social Responsibility, IBM Corporation
- David Frayer, Seminar Co-Director
- Stanley Griffis
- Tom Linton, Chief Procurement and Supply Chain Officer, Flex
- Jeff McLaughlin, WW Director, IT & Services Procurement, Texas Instruments
- Carlos Mena Madrazo, Nike Professor of SCM, Portland State University
- Robert Monczka, Professor Emeritus of SCM – Michigan State University, and Former Distinguished Research Professor of SCM and Director CAPS Research -Arizona State University
- Jeff Morrison, Executive Director, Strategic Planning, General Motors
- Keith Bezant Niblett
- Mark Purtilar, Vice President, Enterprise Sourcing, The Kroger Company
- Ayalla Ruvio
- Frank Sanders, Vice President, Technology & Mfg. Group, Intel Corporation
- Joseph Sandor, Seminar Co-Director, Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University
- Tobias Schoenherr
- John Shull, Vice President, Surgical Services, Spectrum Health
- Cheri Speier-Pero, Ernst & Young Professor in Accounting and Information Systems
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.
The seminar begins on Sunday, June 2, 2019. The program will commence at 6:00 p.m. with a reception and dinner at the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, followed by an orientation session. Classes begin each day at 8:00 a.m. Evening session are scheduled on Monday and Tuesday. The graduation banquet is Thursday evening. The seminar concludes at 12:00 noon on Friday, June 7, 2019, followed by an optional lunch.
Only advance registrations are accepted for this program. The 2019 seminar fee is $4,995. This fee includes all meeting materials, meals, and tuition. Lodging is an additional $98 plus tax per night at the Candlewood Suites Hotel which adjoins the Henry Center. Hotel reservations will be made by MSU staff upon registration unless otherwise requested.
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.