The Dollars and Sense of Procurement's Real Value

The Dollars and Sense of Procurement's Real Value

Leading procurement functions generate genuine value throughout the enterprise. They do so through activities such as strategic sourcing and category management - practices that many procurement departments already perform quite well. That said, what distinguishes top procurement functions from others is how well they quantify the value that they generate and the internal branding of the services they provide.

This one-hour webinar is designed to discuss how CPOs and their teams can better quantify their value and tie procurement to the business.

Our panelists will discuss:

  • The considerations for quantifying benefits of procurement
  • Attributes of an effective savings charter
  • Six practices to increase the value of your procurement function
  • Managing procurement’s internal brand



Tony Abel, Managing Director, Protiviti

Tony is Managing Director in the Protiviti Supply Chain Solutions Practice. He is a distinguished consulting executive with supply chain qualifications achieved through experiences in industry, management consulting and outsourcing environments. Tony has particular strength in business transformation focusing on cost reduction, risk and compliance initiatives, collaborating with business leaders to effectively reduce cost and drive compliance. He has been providing supply chain solutions to Fortune 100 companies for 20+ years across a variety of industries.


Kathi Cox, Senior Director, System Integration & Innovation Office, Texas Health

Kathi Cox has been with Texas Health Resources for 24 years serving in various roles throughout the organization. In her current role, she currently leads and directs the design and deployment of large-scale strategic initiatives. Most recently, the system initiatives of which she is responsible delivered $54 million dollars in labor savings over two years and implemented operational tools designed to provide operators timely analytics to inform business decisions that affect organizational KPIs


Richard Waugh, Vice-President, Corporate Development, Zycus

As Vice President for Corporate Development, Richard leads strategic initiatives in the areas of new product introduction, market development, thought leadership, analyst relations, and strategic partner development programs.

Richard has an extensive background in B2B E-Commerce. He helped launch GE's Trading Process Network (TPN), the first on-line Marketplace for Sourcing and Procurement. He was also Co-Founder of B2eMarkets, one of the first SaaS (Software as a Service) Sourcing Suite providers and later covered the Supply Management market as an Industry Analyst for the Aberdeen Group.

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18 Apr 2017
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT
United States
Event Role
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm