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December 7, 2006, 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
Capturing New Value from Effective Global Sourcing 

Keynote Speaker:
Robert Trent, Supply Chain Management Program Director & Associate Professor of Management,

The future of successful US companies lies overseas; a new report published by Robert Trent, Ph.D., Robert Monczka, Ph.D., and Kenneth Peterson, Ph.D., states. 

A sequel to a report published a few years back; the study shows the increasing trend of global sourcing as a key to efficiency, performance, and cost reduction. Join Robert Trent, coauthor of both reports, as he discusses the results of the soon to be released new study and compares the data with that of the first report to demonstrate the optimistic future in sourcing.

Robert Trent will present these results in a Honeycomb Connect Supply Chain Advanced Network (S.C.A.N.) web conference on December 7, 2006 from 11:00am – 12:00pm EST.

Key discussion points include:
  • Recognize the differences between international purchasing and global sourcing
  • Compare and contrast the benefits realized from international purchasing and global sourcing
  • Identify the factors that define global sourcing success

About our Speaker:

Robert Trent is the supply chain management program director and associate professor of management at Lehigh University. Prior to his return to academia, Bob spent seven years with Chrysler Corporation. He has authored or co-authored several dozen articles appearing in a variety of journals. Bob has also coauthored four CAPS Research studies, the most recent a report on global sourcing effectiveness published in 2006. He is the coauthor of a textbook titled Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, now in its third edition, and the author of the forthcoming book Strategic Supply Management—Creating the Next Source of Competitive Advantage to be published in 2007.

Developed and presented through the Honeycomb Connect Supply Chain Advanced Network (S.C.A.N.) community, this is your opportunity to experience this members-only web meeting as our guest.

The S.C.A.N Community has been developed to foster knowledge sharing and relationship building among supply chain executives. Through monthly web meetings and roundtables, online interaction, and at the annual convention relationships are developed and maintained and information channels are established.

Honeycomb Connect is part of the Honeycomb Worldwide Group of Companies. Honeycomb Worldwide creates peer-to-peer business-oriented communities, connecting senior level executives by delivering content through new and established media channels.

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