Procurecon Indirect West 2017

September 18-September 20, 2017

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ


Heather Grewe

Business Leader, Sourcing and Supplier Management
Heather Grewe serves Mastercard as a Business Leader in Sourcing & Supplier Management. Her current role includes management of over $500M in annual IT spend. Responsibilities include the development and execution of global strategies to optimize Mastercard’s supply base while driving cost savings, improving consistency and quality across the regions, reducing risk, and encouraging innovation and continuous improvement. In 2015, Heather was awarded the company’s esteemed CFO Award. Before joining Mastercard, Heather worked at Anheuser-Busch and Boeing where she held positions of increasing authority and complexity within the Supply Chain organizations. She holds a Master's in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University, a Six Sigma Green Belt, and a Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) designation. Heather lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her husband and three children.

Tuesday September 19, 2017: Revolutionizing Relationships: Innovation Among Us

1:50 PM Panel: Get The Cost Out!: Reducing Cost When Supplier Rates Have Been Fully Exploited

You think about it everyday - how can I increase the value I get from key suppliers? In this panel, go beyond the traditional rate discussion and learn how partnering with your strategic suppliers to reduce their cost instead of reduce their margins can have major benefit for the bottom line. Key topics include:

Where is the waste in supplier processes that could be eliminated?
What reporting do you require of your suppliers and how effectively is it used? Reducing the reporting requirements and/or changing the frequency can take cost out.
SLAs requiring immediate delivery of products make the supplier stock a full inventory - reduce the SLA to only key products, reducing inventory requirements.
Examine your contracting requirements to see what Ts and Cs could be increasing your supplier’s costs – see what could be modified to take cost out!
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