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Accounting and Finance

Webinar:
Harnessing the Potential of Supplier Collaboration

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Everyday hundreds of organizations conduct competitive bids to choose the best supplier to meet their needs. But far too often organizations are applying “Best Practice” RFP processes rather than a “Best Fit” solution. Using the wrong tool for the wrong job can result in selecting the wrong supplier or developing a contract that is misaligned with the organization’s objectives. Simply put, using the wrong competitive bidding method is like putting a square peg in a round hole. Forcing it to fit is myopic and inefficient. University of Tennessee researchers began exploring competitive bidding methods in 2012. The research led to two white papers on collaborative bidding processes. This webinar is the perfect blend of theory and practice. UT faculty member Kate Vitasek will highlight their research and share how Vancouver Coastal Health - a government health care agency - put UT’s theories into practice to transform how they approached complex sourcing initiatives.

Reasons to attend the webinar:
  • Hear new research findings from the University of Tennessee

  • Hear how Vancouver Coastal Health put UT’s theories into practice

  • Learn how to approach complex sourcing initiatives

Speakers:
Sourcing Industry Group
Kate Vitasek
Lauded by World Trade Magazine as one of the “Fabulous 50+1” most influential people impacting global commerce, author, educator and business consultant Kate Vitasek is an international authority for her award-winning research and Vested® business model for highly collaborative and strategic relationships.
13

Jul

1:00 - 2:00 PM
(GMT -5)

(Duration - 60 minutes)

ATTENDANCE FEE - FREE

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Kelly Barner owns, manages, and edits Buyers Meeting Point. She has a unique perspective on procurement from the numerous roles she has held during her 15 years in procurement. Kelly worked for Ahold USA (parent company of grocery chains Stop & Shop, Hannaford, Giant Landover, and more) on their not for resale sourcing team, specializing in systems implementation and hired services category sourcing. She spent three years as the Associate Director of consulting services at Emptoris before it was acquired by IBM in 2011.

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