Supplier Relationship Management and Innovation Summit

Innovation, Value and the Future of Supply Chains

The SRI Summit is aimed at progressive procurement functions that are focusing on value beyond savings – those procurement leaders who are looking to their supply base to bring new opportunities and capabilities, as well as cost advantage. The Summit will explore the techniques and approaches used by these organisations, hear about the successes seen and challenges faced through a combination of inspiring talks and interactive workshops.

Topics include:

  • Supplier-Enabled Innovation methodologies & best practices
  • Advanced supplier-segmentation techniques
  • The Intellectual Property challenge
  • Skills and team capabilities
  • Open innovation
  • Metrics, KPIs and the value proposition
  • The processes that drive successful supplier collaborations

The following organizations have agreed to present

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Winner of the 2016 World Procurement Award for Innovation

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Highly Commended in the 2016 World Procurement Award for External Collaboration

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Winner of the 2015 World Procurement Award for Innovation

Who should attend?

The event is aimed at senior procurement professionals who have a vested interest in extracting value beyond savings from the supply base. This includes:

  • CPOs & VPs looking to establish or benchmark their innovation strategies with peers
  • Innovation sourcing professionals tasked with implementing innovation strategies
  • Heads of SRM, procurement excellence or procurement strategy
  • Other senior stakeholders, including R&D, engineering and product design
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2016 Agenda

  • 08:00 – 08:30
    Networking & breakfast

    Attendees are encouraged to arrive early in order to take adantage of the opportunity to meet fellow procurement, R&D and engineering executives focused on supplier innovation.


  • 08:30 – 09:15
    Chairman’s welcome & speed intros

    Our chairman for the day, John Paterson, will spend time introducing the concept of the event, and invite a representative from each attending organisation to introduce themselves and their colleagues and briefly explain their number-one focus area.


    John Paterson

    John Paterson, former CPO, IBM & Chairman, SEIC Steering Committee

  • 09:15 – 10:00
    Award-winning innovation

    The work Karina Larsen O'Halloran is carrying out at Johnson & Johnson Consumer is creating waves both within Johnson & Johnson and the wider procurement world, to the extent that she was handed the Award for Innovation at this year’s Procurement Leaders World Procurement Awards in London.


    In this session, she will explain the building blocks to her success.


    Karina Larsen O'Halloran

    Karina Larsen O’Halloran, Executive Director, Head of Global Innovation Sourcing, Johnson & Johnson Consumer

  • 10:30 – 11:30
    Workshop 1: Defining SEI & the case for a new procurement model

    Introduction: John Paterson, Chairman, SEIC Steering Committee


    John Paterson

    Procurement faces an immediate battle to convince business stakeholders that it has a significant role to play in the world of innovation. Rather than provide commercial and procurement support during an innovation-project phase, we should be involved much earlier – enabling long-term, strategic supplier relationships, scouting new suppliers and working closely with the business on long-term product and service strategies.


    Following a brief introduction from our designated speaker to set the scene, participants will take part in an intensive workshop-style discussion into what we mean by SEI and how we can begin to get it established in our organisations.

  • 11:30 – 11:45
    Insights from the State of Flux SRM study

    SRM leaders get more value from their strategic relationships. For example, State of Flux research consistently shows that they are four times more likely to gain access to customer of choice benefits such as Supplier-Enabled Innovation and twice as likely to gain access to the A-team.


    Mel Shutes, head of SRM will share the building blocks and key activities that need to be in place to enable supplier collaboration and ultimately supplier innovation..


    Mel Shutes

    Mel Shutes, Executive Consultant and Head of SRM, State of Flux

  • 11:45 – 12:00
    SEI Research Insights

    During the second quarter of 2016, the Supplier-Enabled Innovation Center conducted in-depth research into the approaches taken by companies to unlock innovation. During this session, we will explore some of the findings from the study, including an exploration of the SEI methodology itself, and why some of the individual elements are so important to success.


    David Rae

    David Rae, Head of SEIC

  • 13:00 – 13:40 Open Innovation: Bringing the outside in

    Lucia Chierchia leads the open innovation effort from within the R&D function at Electrolux, and works hand in hand with the procurement function to bring capability into the function.


    In this session, she will explain the Electrolux approach to open innovation and describe, using specific examples, how the collaboration between R&D and procurement has led to significant competitive advantage.


    Lucia Chierchia

    Lucia Chierchia, Open Innovation Director, Electrolux

  • 13:40 – 14:40
    Workshop 2: Choosing partners & measuring success

    Introduction: Chris Holmes, Global Head Procurement Strategy & Transformation, Novartis


    Chris Holmes

    Both SRM and SEI demand advanced segmentation approaches to ensure the right resources and efforts are being put into the right relationships. Casting the net too wide and trying to achieve success with too many partners is a recipe for failure.


    At the same time, measuring the success of those relationships, and wider programmes, is the Holy Grail of SEI.


    Following a brief introduction from our designated speaker to set the scene, participants will take part in an intensive workshop-style discussion to explore SEI and supplier relationships and the metrics we use to drive them.

  • 15:00 – 16:00
    Workshop 3: The skills & capabilities of an SEI professional

    Introduction: Sandro Scharlibbe, CPO, Brose


    Sandro Scharlibbe

    Extracting innovation from the supply base and other third parties, working collaboratively with internal stakeholders and pursuing long-term, strategic business goals sounds straight forward and logical. But the skills and capabilities required to succeed in SEI are very different to that of traditional procurement.


    Following a brief introduction from our designated speaker to set the scene, participants will take part in an intensive workshop-style discussion into the skills and capabilities of an SEI professional.


  • 16:00 – 16:30
    Question Time & Close

    During the final session of the day, attendees will be able to ask any final questions or air any final thoughts of our speakers.



    John Paterson, Chairman, SEIC Steering Committee




Millbank Tower
21 – 24 Millbank
London SW1P 4QP


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Knowledge Partner

The SRM&I Summit is aimed at senior procurement and business professionals who have a vested interest in extracting value beyond savings from their supply base.

Attend this event for an insightful view into the future of procurement and to understand how to harness the power of your suppliers.

For more information on the SEIC, or if you'd like to share your progress and success on your SEI efforts, please get in touch.

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