Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Executive Seminar

June 3, 2018 - June 8, 2018 | All Day

The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development


June 3 – 8, 2018


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

Comments from 2017 seminar participants

“Fantastic opportunity to network with other purchasing professionals, learn supply chain theory from a great institution and best practice from key business leaders!”

 “I have been to many conferences, but have never attended training that does such a good job of blending theory and practice with world-class speakers and content.”

 “This program provided me with valuable knowledge and contacts which I’ll use to be more effective in my job.”

 “Truly an engaging and thought-provoking seminar from start to finish.”

2018 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
  • Bev Gaskin, Executive Director, Global Purchasing-Powertrain, General Motors Corporation
  • Stanley Griffis
  • Tom Linton, Chief Procurement and Supply Chain Officer, Flex
  • 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
  • Cheri Speier-Pero, Ernst & Young Professor in Accounting and Information Systems
  • Ajoy Unnikrishnan, Vice President, Global Strategic Sourcing NA, Whirlpool 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.


Only advance registrations are accepted for this program.   The 2018 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 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

Register for Program