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COMING SOON: March Professional Development & Networking Dinner is March 15, 2018

March 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Free - $30

Our third speaker of 2018 will be Maria Thompson.

Maria is founder, President and CEO of Agile Sourcing Partners, an integrated supply and contract management company. Prior to founding Agile in 2006, Maria worked at Sempra Energy utilities in supply chain management where she was the Project Management Coordinator for many strategic sourcing initiatives.

The meeting topic will be “Managing the Tail of the Supply Chain Process – Shared Best Practices For Third Party Equipment Rentals

Oftentimes, as supply chain professionals, we spend a lot of time on the upfront sourcing process to get a “great deal”.  What happens when all of those efforts are lost on a loose invoice process or even worse and open procurement  process such as a loose credit card policy?  Maria will walk the group through a transformation of a large utility’s 3rd party equipment rental process from spot purchase to a robust, centralized rental dispatch and invoicing process for over 200 suppliers, 25,000 transactions a year and $65M in annual spend.   We will talk about change management, creating controls and leveraging data to be able to drive sound business decisions and more importantly to capture the costs savings on the back end.

Feel free to connect with Maria Thompson on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/maria-thompson-003a914a



March 15
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free - $30
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Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport
18800 Macarthur Boulevard
Irvine, CA 92612
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