Purchasing.com's Smart Sourcing Summit 2009

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Event Details

Date: October 13-14, 2009
Venue: Rosemont Hotel, O’Hare, (formerly to Sofitel), Rosemont, Illinois, USA

Event Overview

The current global economy is fraught with risk. It is an era of mergers, acquisitions and strategic corporate developments in a supply base that is struggling to survive. The best way for purchasing professionals to deal with the uncertainties is to stay informed about critical economic and marketplace developments.

The Smart Sourcing Summit, organized by Purchasing magazine, will facilitate discussions on global, national, and regional economies, commodity pricing and supply conditions, and critical strategies among top-performing supply management organizations.

As a sponsor of the summit, Infosys is presenting a session by Carlton Adams, Director of Service Parts Purchasing, Caterpillar.

Session Details

Title: The optimized purchasing organization: Outsourcing as a competitive lever
Date: October 14, 2009
Time: 16:00 CDT
Carlton Adams, Director of Service Parts Purchasing, Caterpillar, Peoria, Ill

Session Description

The session focuses on Infosys-Caterpillar partnership. It highlights the key drivers behind Caterpillar's procurement Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) program, process of selecting Infosys as a service provider and the major benefits realized.


Published with the permission of Caterpillar

Speaker Profile


Carlton is responsible for the global spend management of aftermarket and remanufactured parts for Caterpillar. He leads a global team of professionals delivering significant savings to the corporation by developing long-term and collaborative relationships with key suppliers. In addition, he responsible for the Business Process Outsourcing of Caterpillar's transactional purchasing functions for which the team sets the standards for the BPO. Prior to Caterpillar, Carlton was Vice President, Customer and Sales Operations, Lenox, Incorporated.

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