Strategic Sourcing & Outsourcing Seminar
This integrative seminar includes current practices, research and future trends of strategic sourcing. It is especially designed to provide participants with dedicated tools to focus on sourcing excellence. This includes:
- Developing a strategic sourcing framework,
- Analyzing financial parameters, in particular developing major key performance indicators for sourcing,
- Understanding how companies prepare strategic decisions in a global environment,
- Identifying best practices as to organizational and process trends in strategic sourcing departments
A further part of the seminar especially focuses on ‘value through purchasing’. It is dedicated to giving an overview about current trends of global sourcing and provides a basis for discussion on outsourcing opportunities in the sourcing functions. Participants of the seminar practice applying problem solving, analysis and decision-making from the perspective of top executives, who are culturally consonant and innovative. Teaching methods include case material, guest speakers, as well as best practice examples from e.g. telecommunications and high technology industries.
Total Seminar Hours: 6
Carsten Zimmermann, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at the University of San Diego, California. He is interested in questions that relate to the role of resources and capabilities in early-stage internationalization, as well as philosophical questions on the legitimacy of 'messiness' in building dynamic capabilities. Parts of this work have been awarded the Best Paper Prize at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, for one of the two most outstanding papers combining intellectual excellence with persuasive argument. Professor Zimmermann holds Master and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Cambridge and has worked many years in the strategic management consultancies A.T. Kearney and Capgemini Consulting. There, Carsten was engaged in projects of strategic sourcing, revenue growth and operational effectiveness in Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic, Russia and the United States of America.