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  • Chicago Breakfast Briefing: The Missing Link Between New Product Introduction and Sourcing
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    Chicago Breakfast Briefing: The Missing Link Between New Product Introduction and Sourcing

    Supply Chain Insights just concluded a study aimed at understanding how well discrete manufacturers collaborate internally and externally with strategic suppliers with an emphasis on New Product Introduction (NPI). We have brought together Lora Cecere, CEO & Founder of Supply Chain Insights and an esteemed panel of guests to discuss the findings of the study.

  • OESA Ford Purchasing & Engineering
    Town Hall Meeting
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    OESA Ford Purchasing & Engineering
    Town Hall Meeting

    Directworks will be at the Ford Motor Company World Headquarters in Dearborn, MI on December 2, 2016 for the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) Ford Purchasing & Engineering Town Hall meeting. Raj Nair, Vice  President, Chief Technical Officer of Global Product Development at Ford and Birgit A. Behrendt, Vice president of Global Programs and Purchasing Operations, Ford Motor Company  will be hostingYou can learn more about the event here.

  • Medical Device Supply Chain Council
    Fall Meeting
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    Medical Device Supply Chain Council
    Fall Meeting

    Directworks will be participating in the Medical Device Supply Chain Council’s Fall Meeting in breathtaking Scottsdale, Arizona on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. We will join Supply Chain leaders in the medical device industry to discuss key supply chain issues and trends the industry is currently facing. Learn more here.

  • OESA Honda North America
    Town Hall Meeting
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    OESA Honda North America
    Town Hall Meeting

    Directworks will be attending the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) Honda North America Town Hall for suppliers on October 13, 2016, at Burton Manor in Livonia, Michigan. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear a presentation by Tom Lake, Vice  President, North American Purchasing at Honda, as well as hear from other purchasing executives at HondaYou can learn more about the event here.

  • 2016 American Medical Device Summit
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    2016 American Medical Device Summit

    Directworks is proud to sponsor the Generis 2016 American Medical Device Summit in the Windy City, October 5-6, 2016. Every year leaders in the medical device industry come together at the conference to discuss key issues and opportunities facing their organizations and the medical device industry as a whole. While you are there, be sure to stop by our booth- #6. You can learn more about the event here.

  • OESA FCA Town Hall Meeting
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    OESA FCA Town Hall Meeting

    Directworks will be attending the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) FCA Town Hall for suppliers on October 4, 2016, at the COBO Conference Center in Detroit, Michigan. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear a presentation by Scott Thiele, Chief Purchasing Officer, FCA – Global and Head of Purchasing & Supplier Quality - FCA - North America. You can learn more about the event here.

  • OESA Volkswagen Group of America
    Town Hall Meeting
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    OESA Volkswagen Group of America
    Town Hall Meeting

    Directworks will join other OESA members and Volkswagen suppliers at the eighth annual Volkswagen Group of America Town Hall on Thursday, August 25, 2016, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. Volkswagen's Executive Vice President of Purchasing, Mahesh Kodumudi, and Michael Lovati, General Manager, Commodities, Volkswagen Group of America, will be presenting. To learn more, click here.  

  • OESA Chief Purchasing Officer Council Meeting
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    OESA Chief Purchasing Officer Council Meeting

    Directworks' President, Greg  Anderson, will be presenting "Supplier Risk Management: Going Beyond Traditional Approaches" to the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) Chief Purchasing Officers Council on Thursday, August 11, 2016. Quarterly council meetings provide subject matter experts and the right forum for supplier executives to address issues of common concern. Designed for senior executives of supplier member companies, peer group councils foster open dialogue and the sharing of best practices among executives with similar job functionalities. You can learn more here.

  • OESA Toyota Town Hall Meeting
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    OESA Toyota Town Hall Meeting

    Directworks will be attending the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) Toyota Town Hall for suppliers on July 20, 2016, at the The Inn at St. John’s, Plymouth, Mich. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with with Robert Young, vice president, purchasing, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA). You can learn more about the event here.

  • Monitoring & Managing Supplier Risk- Live Demo
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    Monitoring & Managing Supplier Risk- Live Demo

    In today's volatile market, trying to manage hundreds of suppliers across the globe with spreadsheets and emails is not only inefficient, but also prone to inaccuracies. Join us on July 7, 2016 at 2 PM EDT for a live demonstration to learn how Directworks is helping best-in-class manufacturers effectively monitor and manage supplier risks. You can register here.

  • Managing Supplier Risks in Today's Global Economy
    Managing Supplier Risk in Today’s Global Economy
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    Managing Supplier Risk in Today’s Global Economy

    Rapid Ratings International is teaming up with Directworks to discuss the new global economy and the complexity it is creating within supply chains. This 60-minute webinar will help manufacturers understand evolving supply risks, new approaches to managing risk and recommendations for proactively addressing risks. The event is on on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 2 PM to 3 PM EDT. You can register here.

  • 2016 AIAG Member Golf Outing
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    2016 AIAG Member Golf Outing

    Directworks is sponsoring, and participating in, the annual Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) Member Golf Outing on June 15th. Contact us to learn more at sales@directworks.com.

  • AIAG Supply Chain Summit
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    AIAG Supply Chain Summit

    Directworks is a new member of Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and proud sponsor of the 2016 Supply Chain Summit - Maximizing Your Supply Chain Performance on Tuesday, June 14th. We will be joining automotive industry experts in addressing current issues, updates and solutions applicable to maximum supply chain performance in the automotive manufacturing market. You can register for the event here.

  • ISM 2016 Annual Conference
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    ISM 2016 Annual Conference

    Directworks is a proud Sponsor of the ISM conference and our President, Greg Anderson, will be presenting “Directworks – A Supplier Engagement Platform Built Exclusively for Manufacturers” on Tuesday, May 17th, at 9:30 AM as part of the technology track.  This session will provide attendees insight into how Directworks provides a better way for manufacturers to work across teams and with suppliers to develop, launch and deliver more profitable products. . Also, be sure to stop by our booth- #432. You can learn more about the conference here.

  • Igniting Digital Supplier Collaboration for New Product Development
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    Igniting Digital Supplier Collaboration for New Product Development

    Directworks and Kalypso are joining forces to discuss how discrete manufacturers with complex product requirements can more effectively engage their supply base in the New Product Development (NPD) cycle by using best practice techniques and advanced digital collaboration solutions. The webinar takes place on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 from 2 PM EDT to 3 PM EDT. You can register here.

  • OESA Nissan North America Town Hall Meeting
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    OESA Nissan North America Town Hall Meeting

    Directworks will be attending the OESA Nissan North America Town Hall for suppliers on May 4, 2016, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. Suppliers will meet a cross-functional team of Nissan executives representing purchasing, engineering, supply chain, and production. Hiroki Hasegawa, vice president, purchasing, Nissan Americas, Renault Nissan Purchasing Organization (RNPO), will deliver the keynote address on the “Profile of a Top Supplier to Nissan.” You can learn more about OESA here.

  • Medical Device Supply Chain Council Spring Meeting
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    Medical Device Supply Chain Council Spring Meeting

    Directworks, now a proud sponsor of the Medical Device Supply Chain Council, will be participating in the Medical Device Supply Chain Council’s Spring Meeting in the Music City on Thursday, April 28th. We will join Supply Chain leaders in the medical device industry to discuss key supply chain issues and trends the industry is currently facing. Learn more here.

  • Harnessing the Potential of Sourcing Business Models for Modern Procurement
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    Harnessing the Potential of Sourcing Business Models for Modern Procurement

    Directworks will be hosting a workshop at TechTown Detroit on Thursday, April 14th. The workshop will be focused on helping Supply Chain and Procurement executives rationalize their current supplier segmentation and collaboration strategies. Attendees will take away proven techniques that their teams can use to better manage and engage suppliers to ensure more reliable and profitable outcomes for them and their supply base. University of Tennessee faculty member, Industry Author & President of The Forefront Group, Bonnie Keith, will be facilitating the workshop. You can register here.

  • 2016 Medical Device Strategic Sourcing Conference
    2016 Medical Device Strategic Sourcing Conference
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    2016 Medical Device Strategic Sourcing Conference

    Join Directworks in the Atlanta as leaders in the medical device industry come together to discuss strategic sourcing and supplier management issues and opportunities facing their organizations. Greg Anderson, President of Directworks, will be leading a panel discussion entitled "Opportunities and Challenges for Cost-Effective Global Component Sourcing". And be sure to stop by our booth.

  • 2015 American Medical Device Summit
    2015 American Medical Device Summit
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    2015 American Medical Device Summit

    Join Directworks in the Windy City as leaders in the medical device industry come together to discuss key issues and opportunities facing their organizations. And be sure to stop by our booth.

  • Detroit Networking Dinner for Supply Chain Executives
    Detroit Networking Dinner for Supply Chain Executives
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    Detroit Networking Dinner for Supply Chain Executives

    Directworks will be hosting a networking dinner for manufacturing supply chain leaders at the Capital Grille in Troy, Michigan on Wednesday July 29th. As part of the program, Nexteer Automotive will be presenting an overview of their organization’s journey toward sourcing excellence. If you are interested in attending, please contact Laura Smith at lsmith@directworks.com.

  • ISM 2015 Annual Conference
    ISM 2015 Annual Conference
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    ISM 2015 Annual Conference

    Don't miss "Transforming Strategic Sourcing to Support Profitable Revenue Growth" by Sankalp Navjivan, MSA and Greg Anderson, Directworks. Tuesday May 5 at 9:30 am.Learn more about the conference here.

  • Carolina Networking Dinner for Sourcing Executives
    Carolina Networking Dinner for Sourcing Executives
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    Carolina Networking Dinner for Sourcing Executives

    Join us for an exclusive networking dinner for manufacturing sourcing executives featuring Tom Mathis, Chief Sourcing Officer at Milliken. If you are interested in attending, please contact Laura Smith at lsmith@directworks.com.

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