This week’s picks are definitely for big thinkers. Big as in big challenges and big opportunity for the organizations that get it right. In addition to the webinars below, Directworks is running a live demonstration of their 2.0 solution on November 11th from 2-3pm EST. Click on the title of each event below to view the full description in our events calendar and to connect to their registration pages.
November 9, 11am EST
Health care is something we’re all interested in hearing about in the news, so it would be easy to forget that it is also a complex supply chain. Regulatory changes not only increase the challenge of operating efficiently in this space, they continue to serve as a wild card about what the near and long term future will hold. In this event, McKinsey will share the results of research they conducted into supply chain models and required capabilities. They will also share data and real-life case examples that illustrate what is possible and what is required to be successful in this space.
November 10, 11am EST
Don’t let the brevity of this title fool you – the agenda for the webinar includes four categories of technology-based trends sure to have an impact on procurement practitioners and strategy in the years and decades to come. No eProcurement or strategic sourcing here - representatives from Ariba, Oxford Economics, and AGCO will discuss the role of automation, supplier networks, and social connectivity in this panel format webinar.
November 11, 1pm EST
In the SIG November townhall teleconference (a buy-side only open forum conference call) Accenture’s Mark Anthony Vita will lead a candid discussion on third party risk, performance and relationship management. The topics for the townhall are definitely strategic in nature, including ‘program architecture’ for managing third parties, how to ‘operationalize’ that structure through the proper adjustments in the source to pay process, and cracking the ‘value code.’