SAMPLE OF KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

This year Summit will host speakers from the world’s leading companies.
See sample of key note speakers.

Pascal
VERHEIJDEN
Procurement Strategy & Functional Excellence Director
Ruben
ORQUIN
Global Director Supply Chain, Logistics & Purchasing
Sabine
DEPPE
Head of BU Procurement LEA
Koen
DEVITS
CPO
Christian
DEDE
Director Head of Contract Manufacturing
Richard
VERHAGEN
Director Global Purchasing

SELECTED CASE STUDIES

Selected Case Studies from the Agenda

Pascal VERHEIJDEN
Procurement Strategy & Functional Excellence Director
AkzoNobel

Intelligence as a competitive advantage in Strategic Sourcing

We have more data available than ever, but most procurement professionals struggle to distil the valuable intelligence out of the data and turn it into hard savings at the negotiation table. This presentation is about sharing our experiences over the last years to use intelligence as a competitive advantage in strategic sourcing, leading to superior results at the negotiation table.

  • What is the valuable intelligence in our current world of big data and digitalization?
  • How to build intelligence capabilities and position an intelligence team in Procurement?
  • How to turn intelligence into strategies and money at the negotiation table?
Ruben ORQUINGlobal Director Supply Chain, Logistics & Purchasing
MAXAM

Purchasing Role in a Complex and Global Supply Chain Environment

Chemical Industry requires global and complex Supply chains, and Purchasing role in this context is the key to success. Purchasing Function needs to expand their traditional capabilities to provide solutions for global and wider problems adding value in terms of Security of Supply, Trade Working Capital, and Inventory Management above the traditional price competitiveness.

  • The contribution of Purchasing in the Supply Chain
  • Global and Complex Supply Chain requires a wide and deeper contribution of Purchasing Role
  • Expand Purchasing capabilities to sustain value
Sabine DEPPEHead of BU Procurement LEA
LANXESS Deutschland GmbH

Reorganization in procurement and logistics

Sharing experiences and best practices from building up a centralized procurement and logistics function in a country. After several acquisitions, the local procurement and logistics activities needed integration and alignment regarding standard processes and global interfaces with the headquarters.

  • Context of the reorganization
  • Targeted operating model
  • Project scoping and tasks
  • Key challenges
  • Exemplary outcomes and implementation prerequisites
Koen DEVITSCPO
DSM

Digitalization from Concept to Reality

DSM started a digital procurement journey in mid 2016. We had to create a clear mind change using moonshot projects and hackathons resulting into a new faster approach to roll out procurement solutions. I will share a couple of examples on Cognitive Agents, AI, Travel Management Tools and Transportation Management Systems.

  • Try faster or fail Faster