Procurecon Canada 2018

April 16-April 18, 2018

Hyatt Regency Toronto, ON

Contact Us: 1.888.482.6012

DAY 3: HAND IN HAND: SUPPLIERS, STRATEGY AND SUSTAINABILITY

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM BREAKFAST AND REGISTRATION


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Jennifer Platt

Program Director
ProcureCon Canada

8:35 AM - 8:45 AM CHAIRMAN’S REMARKS

8:45 AM - 9:05 AM Keynote Case Study: Shaking The Money Tree: Sustainable Procurement In 2018 And Beyond

Jeff Van Geel, Strategic Sourcing Manager for Canada, 3M
In 1975, 3M was one of the first major manufacturing companies to address environmental issues though sustainable purchasing and innovation. Through ongoing challenges and opportunities, 3M continues to keep it's commitment to sustainable development through a proactive approach to environmental protection, social responsibility and strong economic progress. In this case study, learn the best practices in sustainable procurement that made 3M a pioneer in the realm, what their most current methods for going green are, what lies on the horizon, and how your procurement function can shake the money tree while by reducing it's carbon footprint and doing the right thing.

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Jeff Van Geel

Strategic Sourcing Manager for Canada
3M

9:05 AM - 9:25 AM Keynote Case Study: What Goes Around, Comes Around: Using Reverse Logistics To Build A Sustainable Procurement Program

Shauna Gamble, Chief Operating Officer, Danby Products Limited
Business leaders look to drive business in a positive direction – but at the same time they must be accountable for what their businesses produce. Keeping in mind customer first, cost management, and profitability, what are things you could do as a leader today to make a change for tomorrow, next week, and next year? In 2015, the executive team at Danby Appliances made the decision to bring reverse logistics in-house, creating a competitive advantage for the environment, customers and Danby stake holders. In this case study, learn how the initiative added value, garnered cost savings, and how the ongoing effort is changing the old systems.

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Shauna Gamble

Chief Operating Officer
Danby Products Limited

9:25 AM - 9:40 AM DUAL Q&A WITH SHAUNA AND JEFF

9:40 AM - 10:05 AM Keynote Presentation: Are We Alone ? …Or Why Every Industry Will Try To Convince You That Supply-Chain Best Practices Does Not Apply To Them

C. Marc Lanero , Vice-President, Supply-Chain Management and CPO, Cenovus Energy
We have all once in our career landed in a position within an industry sector with a low supply-chain maturity. Many stakeholders from these sectors hold a fundamental belief that supply-chain best practices and value cannot be translated in their context, whether because of the nature of the business, its technicality and specificity, its size or simply its culture. In this presentation, we will explore some of the common and differentiated elements that can bring a faster and more successful implementation in some challenging sectors or areas.
•Why should (or not) the level of strategic value driven by supply-chain should be different by industry sectors ?
•Common foundational elements to successfully implement of a strategic supply-chain throughout any industry sectors
•Centralized, center-led, process-led, decentralized, should the organizational model vary by industry ?
•Why is my industry sector not seeing the value supply-chain can bring from manufacturing best practices ?


C. Marc Lanero

Vice-President, Supply-Chain Management and CPO
Cenovus Energy
Having a diverse group of suppliers can provide the expertise and innovation needed to outperform the competition, and an effective supplier diversity process can have a powerful and positive effect on the strength and loyalty of any organization’s consumer base - but to implement a strong supplier diversity program, an organization must create specific business classifications that define supplier diversity and a well planned selection process. Creating opportunities for diverse suppliers takes work and patience to ensure success, however, so in this panel, explore the essential keys and benefits of supplier diversity that will get you doing and getting the right thing.
•Bringing smaller, more agile companies into the fold to propel innovation
•Encouraging larger strategic manufacturers to partner with smaller businesses and offer lower pricing
•Displaying your organization’s commitment to doing business in multicultural markets with rapidly growing consumer groups


Sheri Spinks

Director, Strategic Procurement Services
DATA Communications Management
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Kathy Cheng

President and Founder
Redwood Classics Apparel
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Darrell Schuurman

Co-Founder & CEO
Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
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Catherine Grosz

Manager, Supplier Diversity
BMO Financial Group

10:45 AM - 11:05 AM VENDOR PRESENTATION WITH CLIENT

11:05 AM - 11:45 AM NETWORKING BREAK – FINAL CHANCE TO VISIT THE SOLUTIONS ZONE

11:45 AM - 12:25 PM Interactive Case Study: Joining Forces: Innovating Through Strategic Alliances

Christopher Marko, Manager, Strategic Sourcing and Category Manager, Shaw Communications
When Shaw Communications decided to develop a new high speed network technology, they knew they couldn't do it alone - and procurement knew it needed to combine the most forward thinking innovation with major cost savings. In this interactive case study, discover how they garnered the modernization of their product while substantially reducing costs - then brainstorm on how you can form an innovative alliance of your own.

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Christopher Marko

Manager, Strategic Sourcing and Category Manager
Shaw Communications

12:25 PM - 12:50 PM Presentation: Getting To Know You: Implementing Supplier Relationship Management Strategy

Sandra Lisi, Director, Supplier Management Sourcing & Productivity, BMO Financial Group
You've heard about it more and more in recent years: when it comes to suppliers, relationships are everything - but the best collaborations are more than just relationships -they're partnerships. The right SRM program can help cut costs, increase efficiency, and forge innovative relationships with suppliers. So what can you do to go beyond transactional negotiations and make a partners out of suppliers? Find out in this enlightening presentation.
•Supplier Segmentation-understanding groups of suppliers and their importance to your organization
•Cultivating a mutually beneficial relationship from the beginning
•Quickly identifying vulnerabilities, opportunities and risks
• Selecting, establishing and sticking to solid KPI's

Sandra Lisi

Director, Supplier Management Sourcing & Productivity
BMO Financial Group

12:50 PM - 1:15 PM Case Study: Stats, Spend And Suppliers: Sharpening Your Spend Analytics and Data Output to Achieve Greater Visibility

John Castelhano, National Director, Strategic Sourcing, Brookfield Asset Management
Everyone is looking at ways to make their spend management processes even more efficient. However, as companies amassed large amounts of data over the years from thousands of suppliers, the challenges associated with categorizing data and making it meaningful have also grown. In this case study, learn how one company gets the most value out of their supplier data, and how you can too.
•What type of framework do you need to create to overcome your data problem?
•Are there any tools that can talk to your current systems?
•Can your data even be trusted?
•How much human analysis do you need to allocate to clean your data?


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John Castelhano

National Director, Strategic Sourcing
Brookfield Asset Management

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM LUNCH TO GO - CONFERENCE CONCLUDES