Asian Strategic Procurement Forum

Venue: Singapore

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Event Date/Time: Nov 03, 2008 End Date/Time: Nov 04, 2008
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Increased competition and pricing pressures have forced organisations to develop new strategies for achieving continuous improvements in business processes, employee productivity and cost reduction. In response to this pressure, many procurement professionals slash advertising, cut travels, restrict non-essential expenditure and even start cutting back their investment on critical activities such as research and development.

CPOs are pressured to look into procurement improvements that can create sustainable year-over-year cost reductions to support continued profitability and growth. The same pressure has also prompted CEOs and CFOs to drive procurement initiatives to deliver significantly greater savings results in this period of commodity price increases.

It is a constant challenge for procurement executives and practitioners to predict future procurement trends and drive strategic value in their organisations. It is equally important for procurement practitioners to look ahead and understand what the Asian procurement landscape will look like in the next few years.

With these issues in mind, this conference has been designed to focus effects of globalisation on procurement sector, emerging technology tools, methodologies and industry best practices that will radically change procurement. You will walk away from this conference with insights on how to look beyond dollar savings and into potential impacts across the entire supply chain including quality and service of goods and services purchased.

As a further enhancement to this event, all sessions in this conference programme have been pitched at a strategic level, directly addressing many of the current hot issues in the Asian markets. This 2-day event will feature best practice case studies and panel discussions presented by industry experts and successful practitioners who are spearheading procurement functions in this region.

Key speakers:

Panel of Advisors:

Group Chief Procurement Officer, Singapore Health Services Pte Ltd
Director – Indirect Procurement, Asia Pacific, Motorola Electronics
Head of Procurement and Supply Chain – Asia Pacific Region, BT Global Services,

BT Singapore Pte Ltd
Director of Procurement, Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Director of Logistics Business Devolopment, Asia Pacific, Schenker (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd

Vice President Global Supply Chain, RFS Radio Frequency Systems

Vice President Travel Services, HSBC

Director of Global Procurement, Coca Cola

Purchasing Director, Asia Pacific, Numico Asia Pacific

Key topics:

Managing the complexity of global sourcing in a commercially effective way
Tackling the more unique challenges in intangible purchases
Maximising financial results via service level drive supply chain
Conducting supply chain audits to increase supply chain reliability
Reviewing the effects of high fuel prices on procurement efficiency
Addressing sustainability issue in procurement

Who should attend:
Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Procurement Officers, Directors, Division Heads, Senior Managers, General Managers, Managers and Specialist of Procurement (Direct and Indirect), Commodity, Sourcing, Purchasing, Supply Chain, Supplier Management, Materials Management, Contracting, Category Purchasing, Supplies and Production.