Procurecon Indirect West 2017

September 18 - 20, 2017

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ

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  • The Evolving Role of Procurement within Growing OrganizationsThe Evolving Role of Procurement within Growing Organizations
    As procurement increasingly takes on the role of a consultancy within the organization, they must rapidly adjust to new business needs to remain relevant to the company. As a result, procurement teams that have transitioned away from a role of setting mandates to one of helping departments succeed are finding the greatest success in the field. In this report, we identify best practices for this transition, including techniques for improving your procurement teams from ‘day one.’

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  • Gauging Indirect Spend Management, GPO Adoption, & Best PracticesGauging Indirect Spend Management, GPO Adoption, & Best Practices

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    Procurement is moving forward, with trends such as centralization of the function and the addition of a more developed strategic focus into the department’s core mission becoming increasingly mainstream. Despite the major progress that has been made over the past several years, there continue to be roadblocks that must be overcome in order to preserve the momentum with which the department is moving forward, and solidify its role as an architect of the business’s overall direction.

    Key topics include:
    • The structure of the procurement department and prominent challenges
    • Contract management and the allocation of time to indirect spending
    • Using GPO to meet the ever present need for savings
  • CPO Study 2017: Exploring the Role of Technology in Procurement Strategic TransformationCPO Study 2017: Exploring the Role of Technology in Procurement Strategic Transformation

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    The role of procurement is changing, though the core commitment to creating value that drives its evolution remains the same. In a large part, these changes are being enabled by developments in the technology procurement has at its disposal, allowing CPOs to introduce automation, self-service buying, and detailed analytics that provide more easy-to-use tools that capture larger amounts of data. For these reasons, a center-led model is emerging as the preferred organizational structure for procurement within global organizations. In the midst of these structural changes, the role of the CPO itself is being imbued with the authority to influence the larger strategies of the businesses they serve. With increasingly detailed analytics providing insight on patterns of spending, streamlined tools for processing routine purchases, and invigorated relationships with other department heads, CPOs are entering a period where they are more influential than ever before.

    Key topics include:

    • Centralization of procurement may not mean scrutiny of purchases made across a global organization; rather, a Procurement Center of Excellence now serves as a strategic command center and provider of consultative value optimization, while recognizing that certain commodities cannot be effectively globalized.
    • Procurement is looking forward to greater levels of automation, Big Data utilization, and more internal client-friendly sourcing tools in order to transcend the tactical focus of their roles, fully dedicating themselves to strategy.
  • The 2016 ProcureCon Indirect East Benchmark ReportThe 2016 ProcureCon Indirect East Benchmark Report
    The 2016 edition of the ProcureCon Indirect East Benchmark Report is here! This report, produced in cooperation with Bidenergy, SAP Ariba, and Software Asset Advisors, covers cutting edge topics for procurement including:

    - Cutting into non-managed, one-off buying behaviors
    - Managing negotiations and avoiding audits by software giants
    - Developing new category management strategies for energy

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  • CPO Study 2015: Gauging the Priorities and Goals of Chief Procurement OfficersCPO Study 2015: Gauging the Priorities and Goals of Chief Procurement Officers
    This research study allows the reader to analyse the Priorities and Goals of Chief Procurement Officers! They discuss the following topics:
    • Where is procurement headed?
    • The next generation of procurement talent
    • Managing contractor relationships and minimizing risk
    • How technology is evolving
    • The rise of SaaS solutions
    • What is causing disruption around procurement?
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  • The DirectorThe Director's Report: ProcureCon Indirect West 2016
    Over the past several years, the procurement role has developed well beyond its original function. In the past, procurement was tasked with the general sourcing of specific goods and services for their companies. 

    Today, the role has a hand in the overall cost savings – through financial oversight and cross department organization. Procurement practitioners are no longer limited to looking at savings with a narrow focus – now you’ve been tasked with seeing how the rest of the company can benefit from your skills. 

    Internally, procurement teams found the best way to ensure success would be to consolidate the goods and service across departments where possible. This would work to keep costs low while removing excess or redundant expenditures. In doing so, key stakeholders through the company would be on the same page in terms of procurement strategy and execution; they had to be since the good and services had to work for them. However, this was relatively short lived, as companies saw more growth as the recession ended. Read more of this report to see a more in-depth analysis.

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