The Next Practices Exchange Hosts Top Supply Chain Executives to Discuss Supply Chain Transformation from Cost-Cutting to Value-Creating

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From Cost to Value – Making the transition from a cost or TCO based organization to a value creating organization that impacts bottom and top line business needs. Top Sourcing and Supply Chain Executives discuss ‘Next Practices’ in Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain Management.

Each quarter, the Next Practices Xchange (NPX) ( hosts a gathering of some the brightest and most innovative minds in the strategic sourcing and supply chain discipline.

The Mpower Group will set the stage with a review of current research and benchmarking results that reflect the underlying issues today’s executives are facing within a global supply chain. The focus will be on identifying the main roadblocks that prevent Sourcing and Supply Chain groups from achieving synergy that is greater than the “sum of its parts.” This will pave the way for two substantive presentations that will create the basis for the hallmark NPX Roundtable Discussion.

Alastair Donald, CPO at ConocoPhillips, and Lamar Chesney, CPO at SunTrust Bank, will lead the Keynote session by sharing their perspectives on value. A lively roundtable discussion on what value is and how to communicate it up the chains of command and across the enterprise is sure to follow.

A series of facilitated workshops will serve as the vehicle for the NPX members to share Next Practices and apply the concepts and tools presented by the speakers. The BPX members will share their own unique strategies for generating and communicating value across the supply chain during the Roundtable and will Xchange their experiences, successes, and challenges with one another.

About Next Practices Xchange (BPX):
NPX is a members-only, peer-to-peer group with a charter to provide thought leadership, advanced solutions and networking opportunities to group members. The group meets quarterly.
NPX addresses major Global Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain Management challenges such as:
-Building world-class Sourcing and Supply Chain Management Organizations
-Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) and Governance
-Low Cost Country Sourcing
-Integration of Technology into Supply Chain processes
Integration of 6 Sigma and Strategic Sourcing
-Managing IT Outsourcing Arrangements

The Next Practices Xchange ( is one of the most prestigious and influential executive groups in the Sourcing and Supply Chain world. These Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain executives represent many top corporations. Collectively, these firms generate over $225 billion in sales, employ over 1.0 million people and enjoy worldwide operations. These executives meet each quarter to discuss the challenges faced by supply chain and sourcing industry leaders.
Representative Member Companies include:
-Discover Financial
-Exelon Corporation
-FMC Technologies
-John Deere
-McDonald’s Corporation
-State Farm

If you would like more information on The Next Practices Xchange (NPX) or to apply for membership, please contact Brian Marshall brianm(at)thempowergroup(dot)com) at The Mpower Group, 630-268-8963.

Media Inquiries for BPX should be addressed to:
Dalip K. Raheja
President and CEO
The Mpower Group
(630)268-8963 (Office)

About The Mpower Group:
The Mpower Group is a global consultancy that partners with Fortune 500 companies, solving complex issues related to their Supply Chain and Strategic Sourcing operations. The Mpower Group helps clients apply Next Practices to strategy, process, talent management, risk management, and technology. These Next Practices drive exceptional business results and create long term competitive advantage.


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