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Contract Management Institute

 

Contract Management Institute

The Contract Management Workshop is a designed as a series of practical hands on topics using higher education case study material to facilitate discussions in small and large group settings. In this two-day workshop, participants will work through a contract management framework that delivers a repeatable methodology and emphasizes opportunities to increase skills in managing contract portfolios.

 

Overview

A core responsibility for any procurement or supply chain team is contract management. If we handle these responsibilities at a best practice level, then our impact on customer service, financial stewardship and risk mitigation is enhanced and as a by-product the ‘brand’ image of procurement is significantly improvedThe Contract Management Workshop is designed as a series of practical ‘hands on’ topics using higher education case study material to facilitate discussions in small and large group settings. In this one and a half-day workshop, participants will work through a contract management framework that delivers a repeatable methodology and emphasizes opportunities to increase skills in managing contract portfolios. There are five (5) key contract management components presented and discussed including: contract segmentation, key cost drivers, scorecards, effective business reviews and results tracking / data analysis.

The workshop will focus on the practical application of each component using live data sets. In-class time will be concentrated on “how-to” road maps and worksheets and the opportunity to learn from your colleagues. Presentations and class discussion will be facilitated in a manner to increase the value of what you can take back to your institution for immediate use.

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Expected Outcomes

  • Practical “hands-on” higher education case studies to illustrate key contract management concepts and approaches;
  • The definition of contract and supplier relationship management and key differences between them;
  • Leveraging a proven and repeatable methodology for increased contract management effectiveness;
  • Practical application of contract management techniques including Contract Segmentation, Key Cost Drivers, Scorecards and Business Review Execution and
  • Creating greater value from strategic or preferred contract relationships.

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys
  • Contract officers
  • Purchasing officers
  • Business officers
  • Any one who needs to know more about contract management

Faculty

Jim Knight, Stonebridge Ventures, Inc.

Jim is President of Stonebridge Ventures, Inc. He has more than 30 years of consulting and business experience and has placed particular emphasis on the higher education and healthcare industries in recent years. Jim has led several comprehensive strategic sourcing, non-salary cost reduction and strategic procurement planning engagements for university, healthcare and Fortune 500 clients. Throughout his career Jim has been a frequent pioneer of developing new service offerings and tackling his client’s most pressing issues, enabling them to go farther. Jim is a frequent speaker at higher education industry events.

About the 2017 Contract Management Institute

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Tel: 443.543.5540 • Fax: 443.219.9687

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