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INTRODUCTION Leading organizations, across industries and regions, are increasingly adopting supplier relationship management (SRM) as an essential discipline. Success in a dynamic, competitive, and uncertain global economy requires moving beyond a transactional approach to dealing with suppliers, and instead systematically building and sustaining collaborative relationships with key suppliers across the entire lifecycle of interactions. As more organizations are adopting some form of Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) there are still large discrepancies in the results achieved. This is mainly because of a lack of systematic approach and an enterprise wide change in behaviors. Hence, Kuwait Supplier Relationship Management conference we be organized during the period 2426- September 2013 to take a detailed look at how various companies have put SRM into practice and successfully leveraged their SRM platform to deliver step changing value creations to the business in a long-term and sustainable way. The conference is uniquely designed to address the needs of senior executives looking to improve new or well established SRM programs and drive competitive advantage through their collaborative relationships. During the Conference leading practitioners from a diverse group of companies and industries will be able to share the best practices and lessons learned from their journey to realize the true benefits of SRM. By attending this event you will expand and capitalize on knowledge of trends and best practices in supplier management as well as: yy Learn how to use SRM to optimally balance competitive cost pressures with collaborative engagement across the supply base yy Key competencies and behaviors that need to be harnessed to effectively manage the relationship yy Ways to move the relationship from a procurement/sourcing paradigm to one that is partnership focused to realize the true value and growth opportunities available from working in collaboration yy Turning trust into value by uncovering untapped avenues of innovation yy Uncover ways to “market” SRM internally and externally to ensure you have continued and sustainable support of your platform

Benefits of attending: yy Identify key competencies and behaviors that need to be harnessed to effectively manage the relationship Explore ways to move the relationship from a procurement/sourcing paradigm to one that is partnership focused to realize the true value and growth opportunities available from working in collaboration yy Turning trust into value by uncovering untapped avenues of innovation yy Uncover ways to “market” SRM internally and externally to ensure you have continued and sustainable support of your platform yy Leveraging the continuous performance improvement process in a way that restores and increases confidence between partners

Key themes to be covered: yy yy yy yy yy yy yy yy yy yy

How can procurement influence opportunities to develop products and services more efficiently? Supplier relationship management and tapping supplier creativity The Roadmap for Procurement 2020 - analyzing future trends for procurement Collaborative procurement – pros, cons and in-betweens Talent development, demand management and stakeholder engagement Demand management models – how to make them work? Recruiting go-getters and leveraging them to contribute their best Sustainable procurement and supplier relationship management Practical strategies to improve supply chain sustainability and operating practices Using intelligent supplier relationship management to recognize opportunities for increased collaboration and alternative sources of revenue


WHO SHOULD ATTEND? The Conference is intended senior executives in supply chain, sourcing, procurement, finance, strategy, and operations to network, brainstorm issues and exchange experiences and advice on how to best manage supplier relationships.

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products, etc. Complimentary delegate registrations for the Conference. Prime coverage of your sponsorship in all press releases. Company logo displayed on the backdrop of the Conference room. Company logo and prime coverage in the conference website and flyer. Distribution of Company brochures, products, etc. during the event. Table Top Exhibition.

KD. 1000

WORKSHOP: 26 SEPTEMBER

This workshop will explore all aspects of supplier relationship management: from foundational principles, to supplier segmentation, to governance, required business processes, software systems and other tools. This is a highly interactive Master Class that includes case studies, group discussions, and numerous examples to illustrate key points and highlight common challenges and key success factors. The focus throughout will be on presenting proven advice for how to design, implement, sustain, and enhance an effective SRM program, and how to enhance collaboration with key suppliers. Delegates will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience applying practical frameworks and tools to develop an SRM plan of action for their organization, as well as address risks and opportunities with specific, strategic suppliers.


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500 Two days conference (24 - 25 September 2013 ) 375 Workshop Only (26 September ) 125

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