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CPO Strategy Session

A.T. Kearney's CPO Strategy Session provides an opportunity for senior-level supply chain and procurement executives to engage in productive, highly interactive discussions relevant to supply management strategy.

This one-day forum takes place in a setting where those in attendance can have an open dialogue on current challenges, actionable strategies and future growth opportunities. The day culminates with an evening cocktail event, creating additional networking opportunities in a relaxed atmosphere. Attendees leave with hands-on knowledge from a day infused with applicable presentations, case studies, engaging conversations, and insight from speakers with broad perspectives.

Who should attend?
CPO Strategy Sessions attract senior-level supply management and procurement executives from various industry sectors. This diverse mix allows for a comprehensive exchange of ideas; relevant subjects are dissected from different industry perspectives to arrive at best practices and benchmarking solutions.

Participating companies:
Below is a partial list of companies that have been represented by CPOs or senior supply management executives at A.T. Kearney CPO Strategy Sessions.

Alcoa Inc.
Apollo Group, Inc.
Allegheny Technologies, Inc.
Cardinal Health, Inc.
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Del Monte Foods
Electronic Arts, Inc.
Health Net, Inc.
Firmenich SA
Intuit Inc.
Kaiser Permanente
Nike Inc.
The Ohio State University Medical Center
Owens-Illinois, Inc.
PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
Ross Stores, Inc.
Visa Inc.
Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC
Yahoo! Inc

Below is the list of topics from past CPO Strategy Sessions, and links to executive summaries highlighting key points. Contact us if you would like more details on a specific topic.

8th CPO Strategy Session: Burbank, CA - January 2012

  • The Walt Disney Company's Procurement Organizational Snapshot
  • 2012 Economic Update
  • The Economy and Procurement in Emerging Markets
  • Game Changing Collaboration, Working Together to Fuel Growth
  • SRM and Innovation
  • Driving Procurement Performance Interactive Workshop
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7th CPO Strategy Session: Pittsburgh, PA - January 2011

  • Assessment of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) Survey Update
  • Alcoa Case Study: Applying Advanced Analytics to Supply Management
  • 2011 Global Commodity and Economic Outlook
  • Del Monte Case Study: Commodity Risk Management
  • Tracking and Communicating Supply Management Value
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6th CPO Strategy Session: San Francisco, CA - January 2011

  • Procurement and the Cloud
  • Salesforce.com Case Study
  • Procurement Talent Recruitment, Assessment, and Development
  • Nike Case Study: Procurement Talent Recruitment, Assessment, and Development
  • Student Lab Overview
  • 2011 Assessment of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) Survey
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5th CPO Strategy Session: Pittsburgh, PA - April 2010

  • Roundtable Executive Summary: Measurement Revisited and Merger Integration
  • Measurement Revisited—A New Path to Respect Stature and Performance
  • Procurement's Role in Merger Integration an A.T. Kearney Perspective
  • Supplier Driven Innovation
  • Executive Roundtable Student Lab

4th CPO Strategy Session: Sunnyvale, CA – January 2010

  • Supply Management: Boosting Innovation During Turbulent Times
  • Procurement at Yahoo!
  • Procurement Salary Survey and Implications for Talent Acquisition
  • Results of 2009 Survey on Compliance Management Strategies Within Procurement
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3rd CPO Strategy Session: Pleasanton, CA - January 2009

  • From Strategic to Value-Based Sourcing
  • Kaiser Permanente's Perspective on Value-Based Sourcing
  • The Importance of Internal Collaboration
  • Strategic Pricing and Procurement: Determining the Links
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2nd CPO Strategy Session: San Francisco, CA June 2008

  • Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives and Efforts
  • Extended Enterprises and Regulatory Changes
  • Corporate Social Responsibility-Challenges of Low-Cost Sourcing
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1st CPO Strategy Session: Oakland, CA November 2007

  • Transforming Procurement
  • Strategic Sourcing Transformation: Clorox Case Study
  • Supply Management's Role in Sustainability
  • Trends in Offshoring
  • The Oracle Transformation
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