April 30- May 1, 2018
Boston, MA


Breakfast Deep Dive A
Monday, April 30, 2018

07.30 - 09.00
R&D Supplier Diversity and Risk Management

This interactive breakfast deep dive session provides the audience with an exceptional opportunity of understanding important elements of Supply Base effectivity. The takeaways from this session should provide the attendees with the following insights:

How to evaluate certain elements of your Supplier Management Program
• Does your supply base effectively support your R&D Programs and Business Objectives?
• How diversified is your portfolio, with your top providers?
• Do you evaluate their overall offerings, or just selected services?

How effective is your supplier diversity program?
• What percentage of your spend is represented with W/ MOB?
• Are the service offerings of your diverse suppliers strategic, or tactical?

Risk analysis is necessary to assess the level of risk in your Supply Chain
• How do you evaluate risk? How do you quantify risk? How do you mitigate and manage risk?

Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) are necessary tools for evaluating Supplier Performance
• How do you establish KPI’s with your Suppliers?
• How often do you meet with Supplier to review performance?
• Are your KPI’s measurable, reportable and manageable?
• Are Supplier Performances used as tools for contract renegotiation & renewal?

At the conclusion of this collaborative session, teams will participate in a group activity, requiring interactive participation and a report-out at the end.

Deep Dive Leader: Joseph Richardson, Managing Director & CEO, Professional Purchasing Partners

Breakfast Deep Dive B
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

07.30 - 09.00
Value Engineering: How to Reveal Significant Cost Saving Potentials from an R&D Procurement Perspective

Ever shorter development and product lifecycles require even faster and more targeted decisions from procurement and engineering organizations. Especially under ‘Better, Faster, More Cost-Effective’ economic conditions. This exciting and interactive value engineering session will deliberate:

• Aligning design and manufacturing engineering, for product design and development
• Giving suppliers more flexibility for product responsibility
• A design to cost philosophy
• Establishing a stronger relationship with the engineering  and scientific groups
• Embrace value analysis and concurrent engineering
• How and when to include value engineering into your procurement scientific and engineering team cultures

Deep Dive Leader: Joseph Richardson, Managing Director & CEO, Professional Purchasing Partners