Roundtable Discussion: Identifying the Goals, Objectives and Challenges of your Supply Chain Contract to Set the Stage for Success

January 29, 2014 9:10am

Mark Johnson
General Counsel

Rob Ellis
Vice President & Assistant General Counsel

Jon Heppenstall
(ex) Global Supply Chain Operations
Staples Promotional Products

Paula Irwin
Manager, Contracts and Subcontracts
MDA Corporation

Ted Crysler
Senior Legal Counsel
Rogers Communications

  • What are the critical success factors for a supply chain contract?
  • Assess the major challenges during the supply chain lifecycle
  • In what areas does the supply chain contract process need the most improvement?
  • How are supplier relationships changing?
  • Examine how to leverage your firms resources and consolidate spending
  • Identifying your potential supplier base; Should you use a local or global sourcing strategy?
  • When should you outsource? What are your contractual risks?
  • How will the business, market and economic outlook affect your contracting strategy?
  • Explore how technology is aiding the supply chain contract management process?
  • How is the supply chain contract process changing
    Is the vendor/supplier base becoming more global?
    How is this affecting supplier relationships?