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Procurement and Supply Chain

Webinar:
Igniting Digital Supplier Collaboration for New Product Development

THIS WEBINAR WAS RECORDED ON THE

May 04, 2016

DURATION

60 min

webinar description

Directworks and Kalypso are joining forces to discuss how discrete manufacturers with complex product requirements can more effectively engage their supply base earlier in the New Product Development (NPD) cycle by using best practice techniques and advanced digital collaboration solutions. Attendees will learn how authentic, digitally enabled supplier collaboration introduces powerful new possibilities in the NPD process by:

Seamlessly engaging suppliers earlier in product design and sourcing discussions to access their deep domain knowledge and experience
Executing efficient and rapid design and costing cycles with very targeted objectives
Enhancing visibility and management of critical activities within a connected community
Elevating the supply chain focus from pure financial benefit to enhancing the customer value experience, ensuring greater product success
This is a must attend event for any executive who manages R&D, Quality, Sourcing/Procurement, DEV/ OPS, or New Product Development/Introduction

Reasons to attend the webinar:
  • Engage suppliers earlier in product design and sourcing discussions to access their deep domain knowledge and experience

  • Execute efficient and rapid design and costing cycles with very targeted objectives

  • Elevate the supply chain focus from pure financial benefit to enhancing the customer value experience, ensuring greater product success

Speakers:
Directworks
Greg Anderson
Greg brings more than 25 years of experience in enterprise software, strategic sourcing, manufacturing, and supply chain operations to his position. Before becoming President in 2011, he was the EVP of Sales and Marketing at Directworks. Prior to joining Directworks, Greg led supply chain transformation engagements at Fortune 500 and private-equity portfolio companies at Tenzing Consulting. He has held management roles at SmartOps (SAP), FreeMarkets (Ariba/SAP), GE, and PPG.
Kalypso
Michael Clessner
Michael has extensive experience systematically commercializing products and technologies, developing strategy and deploying enterprise technologies for manufacturing, life sciences, and A&D clients. His areas of expertise include new product development, business and innovation strategy, large scale organizational change leadership, and open innovation. Michael also has deep experience architecting and aligning PLM solutions to enhance strategic results.

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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