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Procurement Summit day one

The program of the first day of the Procurement Summit on 29th September 2021.

Procurement Summit day two

The program of the second day of the Procurement Summit on 30th September 2021.

29th September 2021 Procurement Summit day one

  1. Main Stage
  2. 09:15
  3. 09:30
    Presentation

    "3, 2, 1, go!" – Global procurement catapult take-off at technology group DÜRR SYSTEMS AG

    Dürr Systems is top dog when it comes to machine and plant engineering for coating systems and final installation solutions. Over the last decade, it has lined up success after success. Now the market is changing, procurement is being given the kiss of life and must perform at the top of its game overnight. Expectations are at an all-time high; procurement is in the spotlight. There is no time for years of transformation. In this presentation, Andre Schommer, VP Procurement at Dürr Systems AG, will show how the rapid development of a global procurement organisation works. In doing so, Schommer makes use of an innovative tool – implementation of an Excellence Team in procurement. This works globally, across organisational and divisional boundaries and hand in hand with buyers. The goal: significant added value, global streamlining of processes and creation of a global pioneer for and in procurement.
  4. 10:00
    Presentation

    Coffee break

  5. 10:30
  6. 11:30
    Panel discussion

    Digitalization in procurement

    How can new digital tools and services help to obtain better results and become more efficient? A discussion with experts on the topic.
  1. Masterclasses
  2. 10:00
    Presentation

    Value vs. resilience? No, we would rather say “value AND resilience!”

    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light companies’ vulnerability to supply chain interruptions. In a painful way, companies had to become resilient and understand the investment required. However, investing in resilience also offers value creation opportunities. Stefan Benett explains how to optimise procurement so it becomes agile and meets the new needs while delivering value.
  3. 10:30
    Presentation

    Negotiation Mindset – The most powerful tool of a negotiator

    Digitalization, process optimization, a good negotiation strategy, and useful negotiation tactics are all very important elements of a negotiation. But there is one aspect that trumps everything else. For successful negotiations you need a negotiation mindset! In times when procurement is part of the most pressing strategic decisions and negotiations being the grand finale of these decision, it is crucial to possess a true negotiation mindset – as an individual as well as the organization.
  4. 11:00
    Presentation

    Enable Sustainable Business Travel

    Despite a year full of changes within business travel, sustainability is still a key issue to address. Can business travel become truly sustainable and what can we do to speed up progress? The imperative to understand impact and have a plan towards sustainability is only increasing as a new generation of corporate travellers emerges. Join this session to learn three immediate steps you can take to proactively amplify your sustainability goals, as well as build community and engagement within your organization.
  5. 11:30
    Presentation

    Guided Buying for SMEs - A selection of some best practice examples

    The topic of "Guided Buying" is also becoming increasingly relevant and important for SMEs. The aim is to digitally bundle different types of procurement via different procurement processes and channels in one platform (single point of purchasing). At the same time, central rule and process definitions (account allocation, approval, etc.) should ensure compliance with corporate guidelines and avoid maverick buying. With the help of some practical examples, we show how diverse this topic can be.
  6. 12:00
    Presentation

    Sustainability meets Procurement: Why mastering your sustainability goals starts with the right technology.

    Together with Capgemini, Ivalua shows why companies will not achieve their Net Zero ambitions if they do not start to include procurement in the discussion. We demonstrate how the topic of sustainability can be successfully integrated into the overall supplier strategy and show, based on our client Ikea, how they have successfully included the sustainability of their suppliers in their supplier scorecard.
  1. 12:15
    Presentation

    Lunch break

    12:30
  1. 13:15
  2. 15:00
    Panel discussion

    Women in business

    Why are there so few female leaders? Here are some great role models that will give you an insight into their background and current positions. It also discusses how women's role in society can be strengthened.
  3. 15:45
    Presentation

    Coffee break

    Make new contacts to the visitors of Procurement Summit.
  4. 16:00
    Panel discussion

    Sustainability in procurement

    How can and must procurement contribute to making our companies more sustainable in the future? What have we already achieved and what challenges still lie ahead?
  5. 16:45
    Panel discussion

    C-level-panel

    CEOs, CFOs and other colleagues at management level discuss their perspectives on the topic of procurement, the respective challenges they face, and why procurement is such an important factor for a business model and company success.
  6. 17:30
    Panel discussion

    Procurement in times of crisis

    Climate crisis, Brexit, US elections, coronavirus and other potential risks have rocked the world in recent years and continue to do so. How do we deal with business and employees in these kinds of situations? Leading procurement experts give us an insight into their crisis management strategies and share their experiences with us.
  1. 13:00
    Presentation

    Successfully navigating the complex topic of external employees and services

    External employees and services are among the most complex and cost-intensive purchasing categories, and more and more companies are using a vendor management system (VMS) to digitize their processes.
    The Masterclass will cover the following:
    - Objectives for the implementation of a VMS for the unified management of external employees and services - How a VMS differs from HRIS and P2P solutions, or how the systems complement each other - Management of external staff and services in different countries - The interplay of VMS and MSP - Change management when introducing a VMS
  2. 13:30
    Presentation

    Sustainable-choice: this is how sustainable shopping works!

    How to get started with sustainable purchasing and ensure the procurement processes at the same time? We will show you how in our masterclass.
  3. 14:00
    Presentation

    Marketing-Procurement 2021: What you as a buyer in marketing need to know today

    Erik Siekmann is a digital marketing expert and knows the challenges that marketing buyers have with the digital transformation.
  4. 14:30
     

    LIVE DEMO SESSION

    Get in touch with some of the leading innovative solutions for digital procurement and see their live demos.
  5. 15:15
    Presentation

    Coffee break

  6. 15:30
    Presentation

    It’s Time to Rethink the Purpose of Procurement

    The requirements on modern procurement are changing continuously. It is no longer enough to focus on the "classics" such as cost reduction and material availability.
    But what are the key topics that procurement needs to address in the future in order to redefine its value contribution to the company as a whole? We present a target picture with the relevant building blocks and give indications of the implications for the organization.
  7. 16:00
    Panel discussion

    Professional Services Procurement

    Procurement as a partner of its internal customers in the search and selection of Professional Services providers: From demand specification and vendor pre-qualification to RFP and quality assurance, technology enables procurement to add great value to its internal customers when working with Professional Services providers. At the same time, it reduces Maverick Buying, increases Customer Satisfaction, ensures Compliance, and optimizes Costs. This way, internal customers, procurement, and the providers benefit.
  8. 16:30
    Presentation

    “Supply Chain Due Diligence Act” – a solid use case for a SRM-system

    - What is the content of the “Supply Chain Due Diligence Act” - What are the impacts for mid-sized companies? - How to user a SRM System in that context?
  9. 17:00
    Presentation

    Blockchain for Supply Chain – What a practitioner needs to know!

    An interactive and serious business game-based introduction to blockchain technology. Whether it's the traceability of components and critical raw materials in the automotive industry, detection of counterfeit products in the pharmaceutical and textile industries, or supply chain transparency and condition monitoring in global logistics, they all illustrate examples of real life usage of blockchain technology in supply chain management. What lies behind the technology of Bitcoin, Ethereum and others? Learn about the essential elements of blockchain technology in this interactive presentation via a serious business game. Get to know what other application areas exist for blockchain besides cryptocurrencies and supply chain management.
  10. 17:45
     

    End of the agenda masterclasses

  1. 18:15
    Presentation

    Networking dinner, drinks & music for all participants

    12:30

29th September 2021 Procurement Summit day one

09:15 MAIN STAGE:
 

Welcome

A short welcome by the event organizers.
09:30 MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

"3, 2, 1, go!" – Global procurement catapult take-off at technology group DÜRR SYSTEMS AG

Dürr Systems is top dog when it comes to machine and plant engineering for coating systems and final installation solutions. Over the last decade, it has lined up success after success. Now the market is changing, procurement is being given the kiss of life and must perform at the top of its game overnight. Expectations are at an all-time high; procurement is in the spotlight. There is no time for years of transformation. In this presentation, Andre Schommer, VP Procurement at Dürr Systems AG, will show how the rapid development of a global procurement organisation works. In doing so, Schommer makes use of an innovative tool – implementation of an Excellence Team in procurement. This works globally, across organisational and divisional boundaries and hand in hand with buyers. The goal: significant added value, global streamlining of processes and creation of a global pioneer for and in procurement.
10:00 MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

Coffee break

10:00 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Value vs. resilience? No, we would rather say “value AND resilience!”

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light companies’ vulnerability to supply chain interruptions. In a painful way, companies had to become resilient and understand the investment required. However, investing in resilience also offers value creation opportunities. Stefan Benett explains how to optimise procurement so it becomes agile and meets the new needs while delivering value.
10:30 MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

CPO insights - the future of procurement

CPOs from renowned companies discuss current trends and challenges affecting their industries.
10:30 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Negotiation Mindset – The most powerful tool of a negotiator

Digitalization, process optimization, a good negotiation strategy, and useful negotiation tactics are all very important elements of a negotiation. But there is one aspect that trumps everything else. For successful negotiations you need a negotiation mindset! In times when procurement is part of the most pressing strategic decisions and negotiations being the grand finale of these decision, it is crucial to possess a true negotiation mindset – as an individual as well as the organization.
11:00 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Enable Sustainable Business Travel

Despite a year full of changes within business travel, sustainability is still a key issue to address. Can business travel become truly sustainable and what can we do to speed up progress? The imperative to understand impact and have a plan towards sustainability is only increasing as a new generation of corporate travellers emerges. Join this session to learn three immediate steps you can take to proactively amplify your sustainability goals, as well as build community and engagement within your organization.
11:30 MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

Digitalization in procurement

How can new digital tools and services help to obtain better results and become more efficient? A discussion with experts on the topic.
11:30 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Guided Buying for SMEs - A selection of some best practice examples

The topic of "Guided Buying" is also becoming increasingly relevant and important for SMEs. The aim is to digitally bundle different types of procurement via different procurement processes and channels in one platform (single point of purchasing). At the same time, central rule and process definitions (account allocation, approval, etc.) should ensure compliance with corporate guidelines and avoid maverick buying. With the help of some practical examples, we show how diverse this topic can be.
12:00 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Sustainability meets Procurement: Why mastering your sustainability goals starts with the right technology.

Together with Capgemini, Ivalua shows why companies will not achieve their Net Zero ambitions if they do not start to include procurement in the discussion. We demonstrate how the topic of sustainability can be successfully integrated into the overall supplier strategy and show, based on our client Ikea, how they have successfully included the sustainability of their suppliers in their supplier scorecard.
12:15 MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

Lunch break

12:30 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Lunch break

13:00 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Successfully navigating the complex topic of external employees and services

External employees and services are among the most complex and cost-intensive purchasing categories, and more and more companies are using a vendor management system (VMS) to digitize their processes.
The Masterclass will cover the following:
- Objectives for the implementation of a VMS for the unified management of external employees and services - How a VMS differs from HRIS and P2P solutions, or how the systems complement each other - Management of external staff and services in different countries - The interplay of VMS and MSP - Change management when introducing a VMS
13:15 MAIN STAGE:
 

Procurement Summit Startup Awards, part 1

Here you’ll see innovative start-ups in the procurement field presenting their solutions. Be inspired and vote!
13:30 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Sustainable-choice: this is how sustainable shopping works!

How to get started with sustainable purchasing and ensure the procurement processes at the same time? We will show you how in our masterclass.
14:00 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Marketing-Procurement 2021: What you as a buyer in marketing need to know today

Erik Siekmann is a digital marketing expert and knows the challenges that marketing buyers have with the digital transformation.
14:30 MASTERCLASSES:
 

LIVE DEMO SESSION

Get in touch with some of the leading innovative solutions for digital procurement and see their live demos.
15:00 MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

Women in business

Why are there so few female leaders? Here are some great role models that will give you an insight into their background and current positions. It also discusses how women's role in society can be strengthened.
15:15 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Coffee break

15:30 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

It’s Time to Rethink the Purpose of Procurement

The requirements on modern procurement are changing continuously. It is no longer enough to focus on the "classics" such as cost reduction and material availability.
But what are the key topics that procurement needs to address in the future in order to redefine its value contribution to the company as a whole? We present a target picture with the relevant building blocks and give indications of the implications for the organization.
15:45 MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

Coffee break

Make new contacts to the visitors of Procurement Summit.
16:00 MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

Sustainability in procurement

How can and must procurement contribute to making our companies more sustainable in the future? What have we already achieved and what challenges still lie ahead?
16:00 MASTERCLASSES:
Panel discussion

Professional Services Procurement

Procurement as a partner of its internal customers in the search and selection of Professional Services providers: From demand specification and vendor pre-qualification to RFP and quality assurance, technology enables procurement to add great value to its internal customers when working with Professional Services providers. At the same time, it reduces Maverick Buying, increases Customer Satisfaction, ensures Compliance, and optimizes Costs. This way, internal customers, procurement, and the providers benefit.
16:30 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

“Supply Chain Due Diligence Act” – a solid use case for a SRM-system

- What is the content of the “Supply Chain Due Diligence Act” - What are the impacts for mid-sized companies? - How to user a SRM System in that context?
16:45 MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

C-level-panel

CEOs, CFOs and other colleagues at management level discuss their perspectives on the topic of procurement, the respective challenges they face, and why procurement is such an important factor for a business model and company success.
17:00 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Blockchain for Supply Chain – What a practitioner needs to know!

An interactive and serious business game-based introduction to blockchain technology. Whether it's the traceability of components and critical raw materials in the automotive industry, detection of counterfeit products in the pharmaceutical and textile industries, or supply chain transparency and condition monitoring in global logistics, they all illustrate examples of real life usage of blockchain technology in supply chain management. What lies behind the technology of Bitcoin, Ethereum and others? Learn about the essential elements of blockchain technology in this interactive presentation via a serious business game. Get to know what other application areas exist for blockchain besides cryptocurrencies and supply chain management.
17:30 MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

Procurement in times of crisis

Climate crisis, Brexit, US elections, coronavirus and other potential risks have rocked the world in recent years and continue to do so. How do we deal with business and employees in these kinds of situations? Leading procurement experts give us an insight into their crisis management strategies and share their experiences with us.
17:45 MASTERCLASSES:
 

End of the agenda masterclasses

18:15
Presentation

Networking dinner, drinks & music for all participants

30th September 2021 Procurement Summit day two

  1. Main Stage
  2. 09:00
  3. 09:05
    Presentation

    One Global Procurement – Learnings from the global Procurement Transformation @ Beiersdorf

    The Procurement Transformation @Beiersdorf towards increased value creation for the business started already in 2018 and increased its pace continuously. Beiersdorf CPO Isabel Hochgesand will explain the key pillars and objectives of the transformation. She will share how she aligned expectations from the business with the procurement ambitions via a new organizational setup. Isabel will describe key challenges and roadblocks to the change.
  4. 09:35
    Panel discussion

    Technology in procurement

    What technologies are successful CPOs using to make their procurement fit for the future?
  5. 10:15
    Presentation

    Coffee break

  6. 10:30
    Panel discussion

    Female procurement leaders panel

    Female procurement leaders from well-known companies discuss current trends and challenges that have an impact on their respective industries. And how can procurement departments become more attractive job for women?
  7. 11:15
    Panel discussion

    Procurement Performance Measurement - or: how do we measure the value contribution of procurement in a changing world?

    The importance of performance measurement in procurement has constantly increased in recent years. Frequently, however, the focus is primarily on savings. What influences performance measurement? Factors include not just cost reductions, but also the prevention of costs, quality aspects and many other criteria. Are these KPIs sufficient enough to rate the future value contribution of procurement comprehensively and integrally, especially against the background of the changing of our world and procurement market? During this panel we will discuss and examine the value contribution of procurement from many different perspectives.
  1. Masterclasses
  2. 09:30
    Presentation

    Systematische Beschaffungsstrategien: Mehrwert – bis zur Herrschaft über die Galaxis…

    Beschaffungsstrategien werden oft noch stiefmütterlich behandelt – zu abstrakt, zu aufwändig, Pflichtaufgabe, für die Schublade... Im Vortrag wird dagegen gezeigt, dass man mit der richtigen Strategie-Systematik selbst für komplexe Einkaufsherausforderungen pragmatische, umsetzbare und erfolgreiche Lösungskonzepte entwickeln kann, die Mehrwerte und Sichtbarkeit im ganzen Unternehmen generieren. Das muss dann nicht unbedingt der „Todesstern“ sein, den man beschafft, sondern nur die „Energiewende“.
  3. 10:00
    Presentation

    eProcurement in C-parts management: How to drive transparency in processes and prices efficiently?

    For many buyers, C-parts management is an expense driver. It is difficult to optimize and has little potential for noticeable added value. CROWDFOX PROFESSIONAL is the GameChanger for C-parts optimization. With a high level of technology, a procurement platform and plenty of business intelligence, CROWDFOX PROFESSIONAL creates more process and price transparency. How the use of technology contributes to more automation and ultimately to savings and the reduction of process costs, the two experts will shed light on.
  4. 10:30
    Presentation

    Process time analysis of your external workforce: your business case for the implementation of a Managed Service Provision solution

    We will demonstrate why it is worthwhile to introduce an MSP including a vendor management system and how your company can generate savings in the recruitment process.
  5. 10:45
    Presentation

    Successfully mastering difficult negotiations with monopolists

    Almost everyone has such a Goliath, the tough monopolist, in their supplier portfolio. In our experience, there are 3 elements for successfully dealing with them. What these are is the subject of this entertaining lecture. Because one thing is clear: such negotiations offer the potential for the greatest successes in purchasing
  6. 11:00
    Presentation

    Procurement in the future

    The transformation of companies and the orientation towards current values is mirrored in procurement, its structure and organization as well as its processes. What will or can procurement look like in the future? What requirements and challenges does purchasing have to overcome? The integration of purchasing into the company opens options and opportunities. However, the interaction with the other company divisions also brings risks. We take a look into the future.
  7. 11:30
    Presentation

    Procure-to-Pay: What are the benefits of end-to-end process automation?

    - Automate processes and save costs - Interaction of procurement and finance processes - Get transparency on orders, invoices and pending payment
  1. 12:00
    Presentation

    Lunch break

  1. 12:45
  2. 14:15
    Panel discussion

    People & skills in procurement

    Which employees with which skills does procurement need in the future?
  3. 15:00
    Presentation

    Procurement in a big picture

    Procurement is an essential part of supply chain management. Nowadays, it’s not a competition between businesses, rather between supply chains. In this keynote speech, Piyush would like to bring focus on procurement from top view, considering current market dynamics as well as future role of procurement within and beyond supply chain.
  4. 15:30
    Presentation

    Coffee break

  5. 15:45
    Panel discussion

    What impact will the Supply Chain Act have on procurement?

    Procurement managers discuss the current developments surrounding Supply Chain Act and how to handle it in your company.
  6. 16:30
    Panel discussion

    Corporate meets Startup

    This is where representatives from large corporations and exciting start-ups come together. Both sides discuss how collaborating with start-ups in corporate groups can benefit both sides and how companies young and old can learn from each other.
  1. 13:00
    Presentation

    Man vs. Machine/Successful transport cost management

    In this talk you will learn what successful transport cost management looks like. From preparing a tender, incl. data generation, to implementation and follow-up, we will give you an insight into the man vs. machine (tendering platform) comparison. You will learn which conditions should be fulfilled in order to optimise processes and sustainably decrease the cost structure.
  2. 13:15
    Presentation

    Hybrid procurement in SAP

    You can't do it entirely without the cloud. This presentation introduces the new possibilities of Real-Time Procurement, an unprecedented way to combine the purchasing world of an SAP system with the cloud. Digitalization in procurement requires a new architecture beyond SAP MM. Intensive collaboration with suppliers and marketplaces is based on the use of modern technologies that build on the robust solution of SAP ERP and S/4HANA: the so-called hybrid cloud.
  3. 13:30
    Presentation

    Procurement in the Spotlight: A New Agenda For A New Era

    "Companies around the world have faced incredible disruption during last year’s events. Against this pressure, procurement leaders and their teams proved their value. As the economy recovers and leaders think beyond the pandemic, mounting concerns about Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues and the need to support the business with innovation have moved to the top of the CPO’s agenda. Learn how to address these issues now on top of long-standing, pressing concerns around margin impact, risk management, agility and digital readiness."
  4. 14:00
  5. 15:30
     

    End of the agenda Masterclasses

  1. 17:15
    Panel discussion

    Procurement Summit Award Ceremony 2021

    The best speakers of the say should receive an award – and you get to decide which speakers you found especially imaginative, charismatic and innovative. The vote will take place using our app. Your ticket code will grant you access. App-Download
  1. 17:30
    Presentation

    Networking dinner, drinks & music for all participants

  1. 22:00
    Presentation

    End of Procurement Summit 2021

30th September 2021 Procurement Summit day two

09:00 MAIN STAGE:
 

Welcome

A short welcome by the event organizers.
09:05 MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

One Global Procurement – Learnings from the global Procurement Transformation @ Beiersdorf

The Procurement Transformation @Beiersdorf towards increased value creation for the business started already in 2018 and increased its pace continuously. Beiersdorf CPO Isabel Hochgesand will explain the key pillars and objectives of the transformation. She will share how she aligned expectations from the business with the procurement ambitions via a new organizational setup. Isabel will describe key challenges and roadblocks to the change.
09:30 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Systematische Beschaffungsstrategien: Mehrwert – bis zur Herrschaft über die Galaxis…

Beschaffungsstrategien werden oft noch stiefmütterlich behandelt – zu abstrakt, zu aufwändig, Pflichtaufgabe, für die Schublade... Im Vortrag wird dagegen gezeigt, dass man mit der richtigen Strategie-Systematik selbst für komplexe Einkaufsherausforderungen pragmatische, umsetzbare und erfolgreiche Lösungskonzepte entwickeln kann, die Mehrwerte und Sichtbarkeit im ganzen Unternehmen generieren. Das muss dann nicht unbedingt der „Todesstern“ sein, den man beschafft, sondern nur die „Energiewende“.
09:35 MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

Technology in procurement

What technologies are successful CPOs using to make their procurement fit for the future?
10:00 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

eProcurement in C-parts management: How to drive transparency in processes and prices efficiently?

For many buyers, C-parts management is an expense driver. It is difficult to optimize and has little potential for noticeable added value. CROWDFOX PROFESSIONAL is the GameChanger for C-parts optimization. With a high level of technology, a procurement platform and plenty of business intelligence, CROWDFOX PROFESSIONAL creates more process and price transparency. How the use of technology contributes to more automation and ultimately to savings and the reduction of process costs, the two experts will shed light on.
10:15 MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

Coffee break

10:30 MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

Female procurement leaders panel

Female procurement leaders from well-known companies discuss current trends and challenges that have an impact on their respective industries. And how can procurement departments become more attractive job for women?
10:30 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Process time analysis of your external workforce: your business case for the implementation of a Managed Service Provision solution

We will demonstrate why it is worthwhile to introduce an MSP including a vendor management system and how your company can generate savings in the recruitment process.
10:45 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Successfully mastering difficult negotiations with monopolists

Almost everyone has such a Goliath, the tough monopolist, in their supplier portfolio. In our experience, there are 3 elements for successfully dealing with them. What these are is the subject of this entertaining lecture. Because one thing is clear: such negotiations offer the potential for the greatest successes in purchasing
11:00 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Procurement in the future

The transformation of companies and the orientation towards current values is mirrored in procurement, its structure and organization as well as its processes. What will or can procurement look like in the future? What requirements and challenges does purchasing have to overcome? The integration of purchasing into the company opens options and opportunities. However, the interaction with the other company divisions also brings risks. We take a look into the future.
11:15 MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

Procurement Performance Measurement - or: how do we measure the value contribution of procurement in a changing world?

The importance of performance measurement in procurement has constantly increased in recent years. Frequently, however, the focus is primarily on savings. What influences performance measurement? Factors include not just cost reductions, but also the prevention of costs, quality aspects and many other criteria. Are these KPIs sufficient enough to rate the future value contribution of procurement comprehensively and integrally, especially against the background of the changing of our world and procurement market? During this panel we will discuss and examine the value contribution of procurement from many different perspectives.
11:30 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Procure-to-Pay: What are the benefits of end-to-end process automation?

- Automate processes and save costs - Interaction of procurement and finance processes - Get transparency on orders, invoices and pending payment
12:00
Presentation

Lunch break

12:45 MAIN STAGE:
 

Procurement Summit Startup Awards, part 2

Here you’ll see innovative start-ups in the procurement field presenting their solutions. Be inspired and vote!
13:00 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Man vs. Machine/Successful transport cost management

In this talk you will learn what successful transport cost management looks like. From preparing a tender, incl. data generation, to implementation and follow-up, we will give you an insight into the man vs. machine (tendering platform) comparison. You will learn which conditions should be fulfilled in order to optimise processes and sustainably decrease the cost structure.
13:15 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Hybrid procurement in SAP

You can't do it entirely without the cloud. This presentation introduces the new possibilities of Real-Time Procurement, an unprecedented way to combine the purchasing world of an SAP system with the cloud. Digitalization in procurement requires a new architecture beyond SAP MM. Intensive collaboration with suppliers and marketplaces is based on the use of modern technologies that build on the robust solution of SAP ERP and S/4HANA: the so-called hybrid cloud.
13:30 MASTERCLASSES:
Presentation

Procurement in the Spotlight: A New Agenda For A New Era

"Companies around the world have faced incredible disruption during last year’s events. Against this pressure, procurement leaders and their teams proved their value. As the economy recovers and leaders think beyond the pandemic, mounting concerns about Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues and the need to support the business with innovation have moved to the top of the CPO’s agenda. Learn how to address these issues now on top of long-standing, pressing concerns around margin impact, risk management, agility and digital readiness."
14:00 MASTERCLASSES:
 

LIVE-DEMOS by Supplytechs

Get in touch with some of the newest innovative solutions for digital procurement and see their live demos.
14:15 MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

People & skills in procurement

Which employees with which skills does procurement need in the future?
15:00 MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

Procurement in a big picture

Procurement is an essential part of supply chain management. Nowadays, it’s not a competition between businesses, rather between supply chains. In this keynote speech, Piyush would like to bring focus on procurement from top view, considering current market dynamics as well as future role of procurement within and beyond supply chain.
15:30 MAIN STAGE:
Presentation

Coffee break

15:30 MASTERCLASSES:
 

End of the agenda Masterclasses

15:45 MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

What impact will the Supply Chain Act have on procurement?

Procurement managers discuss the current developments surrounding Supply Chain Act and how to handle it in your company.
16:30 MAIN STAGE:
Panel discussion

Corporate meets Startup

This is where representatives from large corporations and exciting start-ups come together. Both sides discuss how collaborating with start-ups in corporate groups can benefit both sides and how companies young and old can learn from each other.
17:15
Panel discussion

Procurement Summit Award Ceremony 2021

The best speakers of the say should receive an award – and you get to decide which speakers you found especially imaginative, charismatic and innovative. The vote will take place using our app. Your ticket code will grant you access. App-Download
17:30
Presentation

Networking dinner, drinks & music for all participants

22:00
Presentation

End of Procurement Summit 2021