May 21 – 23, 2019 | Boston, USA


Boot Camp
Tuesday, May 21 2019

13.30 - 17.00
Boot Camp

This crash course aims at helping Procurement and Finance executives from a small-medium sized firms to understand the importance to establish an R&D framework. Whether you are beginning the journey or are yet to dedicated specific resources for an R&D Sourcing function, it is crucial to have the mind-set and be prepared – and start delivering value-adding services to scientists.

Through group exercises and discussions, we will delve into the following topics, and by the end of this crash course you will leave with actionable tips to start making a change at your daily operations:

  • Organization set-up vs resource constraints
  • Why you should start implementing procurement and sourcing tactics to support R&D?
  • What are the key parameters you should consider and measure against?
  • Prepare for scale-up
  • Potential challenges

Led by: Mark Davis, Principal, Negotium Bio

Deep Dive A
Wednesday, May 22 2019

07.30 - 09.00
Strategic Sourcing – What Does It Mean Practically?

This interactive breakfast, deep dive session, provides the audience with an exceptional opportunity of understanding important elements of transitioning to category management:

  • What is strategic sourcing?
  • Advantages of implementing strategic sourcing
  • Where should you start?
  • Who should you work with internally?

This session will help you understand the definition of strategic sourcing and processes, key aspects of supplier qualification, the difference between strategic sourcing vs tactical purchasing, and finally realizing the habits of successful strategic sourcing managers.

Led by: Adam Shayevitz, President, Strategic Sourcing Dynamics, LLC

Deep Dive B
Thursday, May 23 2019

07.30 - 09.00
In- or Outsourcing? Considering Your Needs and Supplier Performance Management

Ever shorter development and product lifecycles require even faster and more targeted decisions from procurement and scientific teams. In- and outsourcing often comes as a great debate, coupled with supplier performance being part of the critical judgement call. This interactive breakfast session will explore:

  • How to aligning R&D, depending on the stages, to procurement decisions
  • Using value engineering and cost analysis to decide in- and outsourcing
  • How to accelerate vendor searches and partnerships?
  • Tailoring metrics to monitor supplier performance