Conference Day Two

Friday 29 May 2015

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08:30     Welcome coffee

08:50     Opening remarks from the Chair
Jody Rowe,
 Principal, roweSMG

Transforming the procurement division to translate the broader value proposition of PSCM to the whole of business

09:00     Re-calibrating the sourcing and procurement role from cost cutting to value

  • Aligning procurement strategies to overall business value and delivering a sustained competitive edge
  • Building the case for change and laying out the critical underpinnings for an effective transformation strategy
  • Developing a strategy that resonates with your business and market demands and how this is implemented
  • Benchmarking quality, capability and reliability of the procurement chain
  • Creating a long term vision and plan that also allows for short term agility and responsiveness in a global marketplace

Georgina Gaussen, Chief Procurement Officer, News Limited

09:30     Mini Workshop: 
             Creating a framework for procurement transformation

CASE STUDY: SingTel Optus procurement to pay transformation – driving value and capability and managing change

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: Each group is given a scenario that demands or challenges transformation. They then workshop what about the scenario calls for change, what are the challenges for effecting transformation, how would you go about it in that scenario and what are the goals and outcomes. The groups will then return to the plenary to present their findings.

Karen Carmichael
Chief Financial OfficerVersent (Awarded the SMART Procurement Excellence Award 2013)

10:20     Morning tea

10:50     The foundations of success

  • Defining value- value chain assessment
  • Your toolkit - build, use & refine your toolkit to unlock value
  • The perpetual loop- review & improve

Jane Holcombe, Interim Procurement Manager Business Services, VicTrack
Camilla Woods
Director Global Procurement,Treasury Wine Estates

Global economic outlook and impact on your supply chain and procurement strategy in a global marketplace

11:20     Panel Discussion:
              Examining the current economic trends and the implications for your mid-
              term planning and procurement strategy

  • Looking back at the GFC and how it impacted procurement – lessons from the experience
  • Understanding the current global economic environment – are we even thinking about the implications for our procurement plans and if so what are we going to do about it and how?
  • Does strategy go into freefall or survival mode when in the midst of a national or global economic downturn or crisis?
  • How can CPOs and their teams’ devise strategies for value driven procurement even when companies are trying to stay afloat?

Jody RowePrincipalroweSMG
Georgina Gaussen,
Chief Procurement Officer, News Limited
Tanya Chiko,
Manager - Contracts and Procurement - GLNG Development, Santos
Anna Palairet,
Head of Procurement, Air New Zealand

Engaging your supplier base to drive innovation

12:00     Extracting maximum value from your suppliers to fuel enterprise

  • Considering how companies are re-thinking their collaboration strategies to drive innovation from all available sources
  • Building a portfolio of developing partnerships that identifies the best current and potential suppliers, their capability and innovativeness
  • Gaining a preferred customer status with suppliers that allows you to engage them in innovation and value chain optimisation
  • Nurturing selective, effective partnerships and collaboration with quality suppliers for innovation and value creation

Anna PalairetHead of Procurement, Air New Zealand

12:30     Networking lunch

Supplier qualification and segmentation to drive informed decision making in procurement

13:30     Supplier qualification practice and how this can inform strategic supplier
              evaluation and management

  • Examining successful practices for supplier qualification and segmentation
  • Preferred and approved - defining the difference and making it work
  • Ensuring top down buy in to drive effective supplier segmentation

Lisa Williams, Chief Procurement Officer, Public Transport Victoria

Integration of technology to deliver better market and supplier knowledge, transparency and good governance

14:00     Role of technology in enabling informed, value based procurement

  • Looking at new and emerging trends in technology and how this influences procurement architecture
  • Using eSourcing to drive informed decision making on when and how to buy what from whom
  • Enhancing value by integrating technology with service planning for fast, transparent and low cost procurement
  • Implications for mitigating risk, managing end to end compliance and good governance that aligns with business

Thomai VeginisDirector - Procurement, Telstra

Developing a successful supplier relationship management (SRM) approach that lends value and competitive edge within a highly competitive market environment

14:30     Developing a joint value orientated approach through which your suppliers
             view you as a strategic partner

  • Investing in suppliers, as valuable assets to your business – assessing the ROI your company and your suppliers
  • Knowledge sharing and leveraging supplier capabilities to enhance the value proposition and drive ROI for the business
  • Demonstrating a commitment to collaboration with the view of realising mutual benefits and value
  • Benefits and successes realised

Bree Pitcher, Senior Category Specialist, Mining, Stanwell Corporation (CIPS Australasia Young Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year 2014)

15:00     Afternoon tea

15:30     Ethical procurement in a global supplier base and implications for risk

  • New forms of procurement risk – provenance, sustainability and transparency
  • Determining the material economic, social and environmental risks and impacts for procurement actions
  • The role of data and reporting in exerting influence beyond your direct control

Leeora Black, Managing Director, Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility

16:00     Panel Discussion:
             Doing business with our regional neighbours and supplier base

This session considers the challenges and opportunities offered by a growing regional supplier base. It considers some of the cultural nuances and understandings that underlay business partnerships and engagement with international partners, focusing on China, India, Vietnam.

  • What are the dynamics of personal and business conversations?
  • What are some of the etiquettes in building lasting relationships?
  • What are the key cultural learnings that will enable effective negotiation and collaboration?

Jody Rowe,
Principal, rowe SMG
Gladys Liu,
Former Special Advisor on China Affairs to Premier of Victoria
Laurence Strano, President, Australia Vietnam Business Council

Div Pillay, Chair, Women in Business Victoria, Australia India Business Council, and Director, MindTribes

16:40     Closing remarks from the Chair and drawing of the lucky door prize!

16:50     End of Day Two and close of conference

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