Regional Procurement Conference 2018
What are the trends of procurement 4.0? Why procurement is drastically changing in the coming years? What are the drivers for change in the forthcoming years? What are the key potential changes in the Procurement & Supply chain? What are the necessary competences for the future?
These are the questions at the heart of the Regional Procurement Conference 2018.
Join us on the regional event with best practises, top professionals and experts from Slovenia and abroad.
We are looking forward to seeing you on Slovenian coast in Portorož!
Planet GV and Purchasing association of Slovenia
IMPACTS OF GLOBAL TRENDS
RISK MANAGEMENT IN PROCUREMENT
CONTROLLING AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES
MODERN ORGANIZATION OF PROCUREMENT
Registration of participants
Purchasing tomorrow: to be strategic or to dissapear!
Bernard Gracia, Bernard Gracia, Dean & director, EIPM, The European Institute of Purchasing Management, France
• What has not been changing over the years in PSC?
• Why purchasing is drastically changing in the coming years
• What are the drivers for change in the forthcoming years? ( IOT, Big Data…)
• What are the key potential changes in the Purchasing & Supply chain?
• What are the necessary competences for the future?
• How to assess those competences?
Coffee break and networking
The Future of Procurement
Marcell Vollmer, Ph.D., SAP Ariba, Germany
Marcell Vollmer will discuss how the digital economy is revolutionizing the Source-to-Pay process and business models as a whole. Sharing insights from innovations such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Machine Learning and new applications including Guided Buying, he will inspire you to think of the new ways you can drive value in procurement. In his earlier role as CPO at SAP SE, Marcell transformed the procurement function towards a strategic, end-to-end driven organization with one global source-to-pay process driven by global shared service centers.
Buying a better world with ISO 20400!
Karin (K.) van Ijsselmuide, Chairwoman ISO 20400 committee NEN – Standard body The Netherlands, Netherland
ISO 20400 is the first international guidance standard on sustainable procurement. The presentation illustrates well the fundamentals of ISO 20400 guideline which incorporated the so-called Dutch wheel model. That model describes the interaction between sustainable ideas and policies, sustainable procurement policy and strategies (Dutch Wheel 1) and the actual process of procurement (Dutch Wheel 2). The wheels are connected and rotate constantly, illustrating the continuous flow between policy and implementation sustainable procurement practically.
Managing volatile commodity markets
Søren Vammen, CEO of Kairos Commodities, CEO of DILF (The Danish Purchasing & Logistics Forum), Denmark
Making wrong decisions in commodity purchases can cut into profit margins, reduce cash flows, and damage relationships
with suppliers and customers. Understanding commodity markets enable organizations to make better decisions on the timing
and amounts of purchases and improve preparation for negotiations with suppliers and customers. This goes obviously for direct commodity purchases as well as semi-finished goods.
• Business Cycle – the macro economic impact on purchasing
• Fundamental analysis – understanding the market
• Technical analysis – The timing tool
• Risk strategies and hedging profiles
Risks in Procurement – Can we completely avoid risks in procurement? How to reduce them and at the same time not lose competitiveness?
Uroš Primožič, Helios Group, Procurement Manager 2017
Coffee break and networking
Procurement & Controlling - measuring different types of sourcing savings
Marko Derča, AT Kearney
Procurement objectives are both qualitative and quantitative, with most of the quantitative ones being focused on optimizing external spend. When acknowledging effectiveness of the sourcing process, the procurement and controlling functions are often in misalignment due to their different point of view. Based on the sourcing category and sourcing process specificities different methods of recognizing savings are applicable, with not all of them being mirrored in the financial statements.
Controlling in Danfoss – global aspect
Petra Lovrin, Danfoss Trata
Coffee break and networking
PMI index Slovenia – message value
Uroš Zupančič, Adria Mobil, d.o.o.
Blockchain technology for Business to Business
Dejan Podgoršek, IBM Slovenija
Evening party in News Café Club, Bernardin resort
Organizing Procurement for the future
Jan van der Oord, AT Kearney, Netherland
Given the challenges and the expectations how are leaders in Procurement developing their organization? How do they get and keep a ‘seat at the table’? What do leaders focus on and what do they see as the key components of Procurement excellence? And how to react on the hypes and realities of Digital Procurement?
Questions we try to shed some light on in this short contribution.
Management and optimization of supply chain with an emphasis on the procurement part of supply chain
Irena Rimac Gaspari, Hidria
Andraž Roglič, Hidria
Coffee break and networking
Psychology of errors that we make in procurement negotiations
Rudi Tavčar, MBA, Negotiation Academy
Negotiation practise in Arcont
Vesna Svenšek, MA, Arcont, d.d. Gornja Radgona
Coffee break and networking
Purchase of energy products
Janez Povše, MA, BTC d.d.
The bitterness and sweetness of purchase of IT
Vlado Prosenik, SIJ
How to properly read your partner and easily sell your ideas?
Edvard Kadič, expert for communication and personal development
Conclusions of the conference
Organizers reserve the right to make changes to this programme.
All Slovenian presentation will be translated into English.
Dean & director, EIPM, The European Institute of Purchasing Management
He acts mainly as consulting for multinational companies such as ArcelorMittal, Axa, Bayer, DuPont, Ferrero, Michelin, Nokia, ThyssenKrupp, Valeo, Volvo… for developing strategy & training engineering.
He gives courses & Conferences around the world and develops research activities with Universities & companies, mainly on Corporate Purchasing Strategy, Purchasing Organization, Contribution to Value Creation, competences and excellence model.
In 1976, Bernard Gracia collaborated in the launching of the first post-graduate program in Purchasing in the world (M.A.I – Master Industrial Purchasing for the Bordeaux Business School).
As director of MAI (Master program in Industrial Purchasing) in Bordeaux in the 80’s, Bernard developed an important network of Purchasing Managers and positioned the MAI Diploma as market standard in Europe (graduating over 100 Post Grad per year, publishing a quarterly Journal of International Purchasing…) In 1990, he gathered companies such as Aerospatiale, Alcatel, Bull, Nokia, Pechiney, Philips and Renault associated with the European Union to found the European Institute of Purchasing Management (EIPM).
As director of EIPM, he launched the first MBA program specialized in Purchasing Management in the world on December 1991 and the first European Roundtable for Senior Executives in 1993. Then he developed EIPM across the world with a 1st in China in 1999 before developing a goba international footprint.
Chairwoman ISO 20400 committee NEN – Standard body The Netherlands
As President of the Dutch Standardbody-committee ISO 20400 Sustainable Procurement she represent and serve also the interests of IFPSM (International Federation purchasing and suplly management) at all the international meetings during the ISO-20400 project 2013-2017. For this contribution she received even the “resistance hero” award.
Karin van IJsselmuide is knowledge-manager and trainer at NEVI (Dutch Association for Purchasing and Supply management). She is an expert in Professional Purchasing, Public Procurement and Corporate Social Responsibility / Sustainable Procurement. She participate in various national projects and develope different kind of tools for this framework.
Senior Vice President, Chief Digital Officer, SAP Ariba
He held various leading functions at SAP including the role of chief operating officer for SAP Ariba to setup the acquired organization as startup within the larger SAP Group. Prior to that he was chief procurement officer for SAP and responsible for transforming global procurement as well as globalizing the Shared Services Organization.
Marcell helps customers to digitalize their businesses and supply chain. Prior to his current role he was the chief operating officer for SAP Ariba to setup the acquired organization as startup within the larger SAP Group. Before that Marcell worked as the chief procurement officer at SAP SE, where he transformed the global procurement organization towards a strategic, end-to-end driven organization with one global source-to-pay process, which runs on SAP Ariba, SAP Fieldglass and Concur in the Cloud. Marcell has more than 20 years’ experience in working in international companies, starting with DHL, where he delivered multiple post-merger integration and supply chain optimization projects.
CEO of Kairos Commodities, CEO of DILF (The Danish Purchasing & Logistics Forum)
In his role as CEO of Kairos Commodities he is now participating in the massive upgrade of commodity risk management capabilities in many leading companies.
Søren holds a MSc in Organisational Behavior and Psychology from Copenhagen Business School. He has worked with the development of supply management and human resources development within the supply management area for nearly two decades and has been deeply involved in procurement transformation programs in a number of global companies.
Purchasing Director, Helios Group, Procurement Manager 2017
Helios is a member of the Kansai Paint Group from Japan. In the global purchasing organization, Kansai is in charge of coordinating procurement in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, Africa), also with additional commitments for certain raw materials on a global scale. Last year he was awarded the Procurement Manager 2017.
Project manager, Purchasing division, Adria Mobil, d.o.o.
In his career he devoted a lot of time to improving procurement processes, managing various projects of excellence in purchasing and supply functions and implementing new methods of work and methods, and writing various articles on the subject of procurement, integration and management.
Uroš Zupančič shares his knowledge and experience through active participation in the Purschasing association of Slovenia, whose professional member is. On behalf of association he calculates Purchasing Managers Index for Slovenia. He is also the editor of e-newspaper Nabavnik.si.
He completed his studies at the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana with master's thesis in the field of cost management with emphasis on strategic suppliers. He specialized in procurement at the Bled School of Management (IEDC).
IBM Software Channel Technical Leader, CEE, IBM Slovenija
IBM Software Channel Technical Leader
Partner, AT Kearney
Jan has worked as consultant and in industry for more than 30 years focusing on operations excellence; covering the whole value chain and main functions, like sales, manufacturing, supply chain and procurement.
After working in The Netherlands and Germany, he started working in
(South) East Europe, helping companies to become more cost competitive
and prepare for new markets. Since 2014 he has rejoined A.T. Kearney Benelux.
Jan studied at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands. He graduated from Business Economics, majoring Finance & Marketing.
Additionally, he issued publications on performance improvement, operational excellence and restructuring.
Director of Corporate Purchasing, Hidria d.o.o.
Director of Corporate Purchasing
Head of information systems, Hidria d.o.o.
Head of information systems
MBA, Negotiation Academy
Rudi Tavčar is expert for negotiations.
Purchasing Director, Arcont d.d. Gornja Radgona
Vesna Svenšek is Procurement Manager of the year 2015.
Director, Energy management and technical department, BTC d.d.
Director, Energy management and technical department
Expert for communication and personal development
He is considered as one of the most recognizable experts in this field.
Procurement Conference Registration fee includes 2 day participation at the Conference, download of E-congress materials, refreshments during coffe breaks, lunch on the 1st day and evening coctail party on the 1st day. Upon your registration we will send you an invoice with a required payment date.
General terms and conditions of registration and cancellation are stated in GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PLANET GV.