The changing world of
Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Time: 2:00pm EDT / 1:00pm CDT / 11:00am Pacific
Over the next decade, the way procurement is executed has to change. Organizations must identify all of their business entities, buying habits, cost information, benchmarking and more to obtain more real-time data in a predictive form. Without it, there will be knowledge loss as experienced supply management professionals leave the business; customer loss; being viewed as a less favorable supplier; less financial investment from shareholders; reduced market share; and a non-sustainable business model.
Al Jacobs - Vice President and Chief Operations Officer
Al Jacobs, a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, possesses more than 27 years of experience in software product design, development, implementations, consulting and project management. Within the supply chain arena, he has 25 years of domain expertise where he continues to educate organizations on strategic ways to overcome evolving challenges and achieve "best-in-class" results.
Al Jacobs has been recognized multiple times as a "Pro to Know" by Supply & Demand Chain Executive for helping to raise the profile of Supply Chain and increase the awareness of the importance of Supply Chain as a strategic function within the enterprise. He has been an integral component in helping more than 250 organizations with their supply chain and procurement operations.
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