Strategic Sourcing

Steps to Success 

Workshop Overview

The development and implementation of carefully crafted strategies for the acquisition of all goods and services has become a critical issue in all organizations wishing to reduce operating cost while improving quality and productivity.

This presentation explores key areas considered critical to the future success of Supply Chain Operations. It moves today’s supply management activities from its typical tactical focus to the strategic focus needed to successfully implement the processes and methods needed to reach world class performance now and maintain it in the future.

  • Available Dates:
    • September 30 - October 1, 2019, Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Pricing:
    • Early Bird - $931 (Expires August 30, 2019)
    • Standard - $1,095
    • UA Employee - $766 (Call 348-3000)
    • For additional pricing and discounts, visit the registration page.


Who Should Attend

This program is ideal for those with the title Supply Chain Manager/Director, Purchasing Manager/Director, Commodity Manager/Director, Buyer, Cost Analyst, Finance Manager/Director, Quality Control/Assrurance Manager, Strategic Sourcing Manager, and all other managers. All professionals interested in lowering cost, improving productivity are encouraged to register.

Workshop Outline

Title Overview
Day 1
  • What is Strategic Sourcing, and Why the Need?

  • Developing Category Strategies

  • Developing and Managing Suppliers

  • Operating Supply Networks

Day 2
  • Leveraging Technology: SRM and Integration; E-Tools

  • Collaborating Internally and Externally

  • Attracting and Retaining Talent

  • Managing and Enabling the Supply Management Organization


Workshop Leads

Mike Gozzo

Mike Gozzo

Michael W. Gozzo is President of THE TOTAL BUSINESS CONSULTING GROUP, LLC., a firm specializing in achieving excellence via Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Supply Chain, Lean Thinking, Just-In-Time, Total Quality Control, Business Systems Implementation, and Materials/Operations Management. 

Recent involvement has been in Supply Chain Management, Lean Manufacturing practices CAPE Examining and ISO Auditing. 

Mr. Gozzo is the co-author of "Made in America - The Total Business Concept" and several other books and numerous published articles.

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