Location & Hotel Information
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center@ Michigan State University
219 S Harrison Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone Reservations: (800) 875-5090
Overnight accommodations at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center are available Oct. 2, 2019 only at a special rate of $125. Rooms on October 3rd are sold out.
Group Code: 1910NATION
Guests can also book at the Springhill Suites by Marriott for a discount rate of $134/night. Nights available are October 2-4, 2019. Last day to book is September 20th.
Parking is available in the attached covered parking ramp next to the hotel in the 1,000 space garage. Parking will be validated for your entire stay.
Full Agenda (Tentative)
Click here for the tentative full agenda
- Attendee Registration
- Welcome Session
- Session 1: “Why Supplier Diversity?”
Supplier diversity is beneficial to all stakeholders, not just the companies with programs. The “Why Supplier Diversity?” session taking place on Oct. 3, 2019 is a regional event designed to provide first-hand experience from expert practitioners on tools and resources to successfully begin a supplier diversity and inclusion journey, or to enhance current program efforts. Find out how Kellogg Company, Herman Miller, Spectrum Health, and BCBS of MI are adopting these programs and how this may impact you and your school’s opportunities.
- Session 2: MIDEAL – Extended Purchasing Program
MIDeal is an extended purchasing program which allows Michigan local units of government to use state contracts to buy goods and services. Join Shawn Vaugh with the State of MI to learn more about how your school can benefit directly from the reduced cost of goods and services by eliminating the time needed to process bids.
- Exhibitor Show
- Host Event/Dinner
- Session 3: Strategic Planning
This presentation will help you understand why better procurement practices are important, the enhanced role each of us can play, the ROI available and a practical roadmap to follow. The presentation will address the following areas:
- Background and perspective from our experience
- o Economic picture
- o Common challenges
- o Questions we hear from CFO’s
- The 5 Essential Services that Procurement and AP Should Deliver
- The KPI’s / Scorecard Everyone Should Track
- The ROI that Results from Improving the KPI’s
- How an Investment in technology tools lays the foundation for ROI
- Next Steps You Might Consider
- Session 4: Educational Session: Supply Chain Analytics
Monitoring the day-by-day, hour-by-hour, or minute-by-minute pulse of a supply chain could potentially bring significant operational and business benefits to your school. Learn from MSU’s Supply Chain Dept. Chair, Dr. Speir-Pero how to apply Big Data analytics to supply chain operations in order to obtain deeper insights into how your digital information flows are supporting your customers.
- Closing Remarks – Door Prizes – Networking
- Meeting Adjourned
NAEP Cancellation Policy:
Refund requests must be submitted in writing to NAEP c/o Martez Bryant. Cancellations postmarked or received on or before August 22, 2019, are entitled to a full refund minus a $50 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made after August 22, 2019.
CONFERENCE NO SHOWS are liable for the full amount due. Substitutions are allowed for this event, only
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