Procurecon Indirect West 2017

September 18-September 20, 2017

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ


Jeff Devon

Former Senior Indirect Procurement Director
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
Jeff Devon retired from Hewlett Packard Enterprise in April 2017. Prior to his retirement, Jeff was responsible for developing and driving corporate procurement strategies across disciplines including Marketing, Real Estate, Human Resources, and Business Services. Previously, Jeff was the Interim Leader of Global Real Estate (GRE) Americas Portfolio & Service Delivery where he was responsible for developing and implementing HP corporate real estate strategies within the Americas Region. Before joining GRE, Jeff was the Director of Global Categories for the Business Services organization. Prior to that, Jeff led the Global Technology Products Category team. Jeff joined HP in 2007 in Global Advertising and became the Director of Global Marketing. Jeff worked at Chevron Corporation for 9 years before joining HP, holding a series of Marketing and Procurement roles delivering significant benefits by identifying and leveraging synergies with key suppliers and Chevron retailers. Before Chevron, Jeff drove a number of businesses, both start-ups and established corporate businesses, that provided him opportunities to build his inventory of transferable management skills. Jeff holds an MBA from National University and a BA degree in Political Science from Metropolitan State University in Denver.

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

13:50 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!