Procurement Leaders & Ivalua host Whirlpool Senior Director for Sourcing Excellence

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WEBINAR :Enhanced Supplier Repository: a real asset for Procurement 

Having accurate and global suppliers’ information is critical to understand suppliers’ capacities, to implement an efficient spend management strategy and ultimately to meet business opportunities. However in global companies this information is often widely dispersed across various existing processes, data standards and systems contributing to a high level of complexity and restraining global procurement capabilities.

Our guests on this webinar will discuss how their organizations developed efficient global vendor information management process resulting in better day to day transactional and operational relationships with suppliers, including how they are using technology to manage suppliers’ information.

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Blaine Hurley Senior Director – Sourcing Excellence, Global Strategic Sourcing
Blaine Hurley was appointed to his current position as Senior Director for the Sourcing Excellence Group within Global Strategic Sourcing (GSS) of Whirlpool in 2009. The Sourcing Excellence group works across all Purchasing Capabilities including Regional Product Management, Finished Product Sourcing, Global Commodities, Indirect Procurement, and Supplier Quality. Blaine is responsible, among other things, for overseeing the development and deployment of GSS Transformation initiatives, business integration of processes, systems and IT activities, and associate competency development and training. Prior to joining Whirlpool, Blaine acquired 16 years of experience in Honda Manufacturing’s Purchasing Department. He also held the position of Director of purchasing planning and cost management at Nissan for 3 years prior to that.

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