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Aberdeen’s Chief Procurement Officer Summit: The CPO as Innovator, Collaborator and Strategist

Consulting firm Aberdeen Group will hold its seventh-annual Chief Procurement Officer Summit at the Seaport Hotel in Boston from November 15-16, 2011.


September 15, 2011
Sandy MacIsaac

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Consulting firm Aberdeen Group will hold its seventh-annual Chief Procurement Officer Summit at the Seaport Hotel in Boston from November 15-16, 2011. The event will feature more than 20 industry expert speakers, including senior executives from Cisco Systems; Herman Miller; Johnson & Johnson; KeyBank; Salesforce.com.

Experts will identify best practices, discuss challenges and outline strategies for increasing efficiency, reducing costs, optimizing processes, and increasing profitability through managed-demand methods and improved operational models.
The event will also feature 18 keynote presentations, focused case study sessions and executive panel discussions. Delegates can engage in networking opportunities and best practice sharing.

Session highlights include:
• The CPO’s Agenda for the New Decade: providing new perspective on how procurement can influence and create a lasting impact on enterprise performance;
• Supply Risk Management: Perceptions, Myths and Strategies: outlining approaches organizations can consider for implementing effective supplier risk programs;
• Managing the Modern Contingent Workforce Umbrella: showcasing best practices and providing strategies for improving the effectiveness of the contingent workforce.

Summit registration is complimentary for qualified executives. Apply by visiting http://vault.aberdeen.com/public/check-identity/summit/CPO2948372/event.aspx.