Top Procurement Priorities in 2012and Into 2013  IASTA hosted Webinar  May 2, 2012  Presented by: Jason BuschCopyright © 2...
A quick background on the Spend Matters family...The team                                                                 ...
Our supply markets still won’t rest! • Total cost/labor cost on the rise            – Country-specific labor            – ...
Think big for a moment... stepping                                                                                      in...
What were the top procurement and supply chain priorities weobserved last year (including finance)?• Incremental cost redu...
What will the top procurement and supply chain priorities befor the rest of 2012 and into 2013?                           ...
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  1. 1. Top Procurement Priorities in 2012and Into 2013 IASTA hosted Webinar May 2, 2012 Presented by: Jason BuschCopyright © 2012 Azul Partners Inc. All rights reserved. Not for distribution. | www.spendmatters.com - spendmatters.co.uk - www.agmetalminer.com 1
  2. 2. A quick background on the Spend Matters family...The team Former: Strategy and sourcing consultants Metals traders Heads of procurementThe sites www.spendmatters.com www.agmetalminer.com First blog in sector, now much more 4 years old, largest metals publication in North America www.spendmatters.co.uk www.hcmatters.com Launched in 2010 Launched in 2011Copyright © 2012 Azul Partners Inc. All rights reserved. Not for distribution. | www.spendmatters.com - spendmatters.co.uk - www.agmetalminer.com 2
  3. 3. Our supply markets still won’t rest! • Total cost/labor cost on the rise – Country-specific labor – Trade/export policy – Shipping (fuel surcharges, bunker charges) • Currency volatility • Production capacity constraints • Lean extremes • Raw material availability (e.g., rare earth metals) • New regulations • Black Swan eventsCopyright © 2012 Azul Partners Inc. All rights reserved. Not for distribution. | www.spendmatters.com - spendmatters.co.uk - www.agmetalminer.com 3
  4. 4. Think big for a moment... stepping into today’s global procurement and finance shoes Globalization challenges  Trade imbalances, total cost hiccups (and missteps) and policy uncertainties  Different definitions of acceptable behaviors Currency & commodity volatility  Currency madness (Dollar, Euro, RMB, Pound, etc.)  Coming soon or already here: currency inflation (or deflation)/commodity inflation Economic uncertainty  Quantitative Easing (continued)  Weak demand  Liquidity concerns, supplier access to capitalCopyright © 2012 Azul Partners Inc. All rights reserved. Not for distribution. | www.spendmatters.com - spendmatters.co.uk - www.agmetalminer.com 4
  5. 5. What were the top procurement and supply chain priorities weobserved last year (including finance)?• Incremental cost reduction (including cost reduction based on total cost analysis)• Capacity challenges (in certain markets)• Managing the workforce: – Contingent/services procurement – Getting more from the procurement group• Compliance and risk: supplier performance and visibility, operational/financial stability, etc.• Balancing demand/supply volatility (e.g., part/component shortages for the holiday season)• Evaluating alternative models vs. business as usual – shared services, BPO, contingent staffing (for both procurement and A/P)Copyright © 2012 Azul Partners Inc. All rights reserved. Not for distribution. | www.spendmatters.com - spendmatters.co.uk - www.agmetalminer.com 5
  6. 6. What will the top procurement and supply chain priorities befor the rest of 2012 and into 2013? • Continued focus on cost savings – either to protect fortress balance sheets companies have amassed or just to survive • Anticipating/forecasting (cash, revenue, demand, etc.) and mapping to procurement and working capital strategies in a questionable recovery or possible recession • Continuing to find new ways to become more efficient on the periphery (e.g., A/P, indirect spend) to focus on core operations • Commodity, cost volatility and reducing exposure/risk • Optimizing for total supply chain/supply management costs for procurement and payables (inventory, working capital, unit cost, logistics, tax implications, etc.) • Risk management, albeit from an expanded perspective/definitionCopyright © 2012 Azul Partners Inc. All rights reserved. Not for distribution. | www.spendmatters.com - spendmatters.co.uk - www.agmetalminer.com 6
  7. 7. Global HQ European HQ 12800 N. Meridian St. Hartham Park Suite 425 Corsham, Wiltshire Carmel, IN 46032 SN13 ORP United States of America United Kingdom Operations: 317.594.8600 Operations: +44 (0) 870.199.4060 Sales: sales@iasta.com Sales: +44 (0) 1249.700726 eSourcing | wiki eSourcing | forumwww.eSourcingWiki.com www.iasta.com www.eSourcingForum.com Iasta Alliance Group www.Twitter.com/Iasta www.LinkedIn.com Copyright © Iasta, All Rights Reserved
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