SCI’s Jeff Seaman to Speak at MERX and ASC Sponsored ProcureCon Canada Event
Kicking off today, the three-day (April 10-12) ProcureCon Canada 2017 event held at the Hyatt Regency in Toronto, ON, provides attendees with best practice strategies for procurement transformation and evolution from a straight sourcing and purchasing role of indirect goods and services to delivering strategic cost savings and value creation.
The event brings together a unique blend of procurement, purchasing, and supply chain experts from across all industries to share their experiences and knowledge with a team of people who truly embrace the strategically important field of procurement.
MERX (an ASC sister company) is a key sponsor of this year’s ProcureCon Canada event. MERX helps thousands of private and public organizations reduce strategic sourcing costs while improving efficiencies and accountability to stakeholders. Organizations of all types and sizes use MERX to manage hundreds of billions of dollars of spend while engaging our global network of over 200,000 suppliers.
Anchored by electronic tendering, MERX embeds the ASC contract lifecycle management (CLM) solution, to offer a fully configurable Source to Contract solution, integrated with your existing systems and tuned to your industry, business and vision. The end-to-end Source to Contract portfolio enables organizations to optimize procurement with a 360 degree perspective of needs, supply, risk, contracts and supplier performance.
Who's on the Agenda?
MERX and ASC are proud to announce that our customer, Jeff Seaman, Director, Procurement and Contract Management, Corporate Finance at SCI, will be speaking at the prestigious ProcureCon Canada event.
SCI, a subsidiary of Canada Post, is one of Canada’s leading providers of supply chain solutions operating a network of 27 distribution centres along with over 40 critical part-stocking locations and specialized “white glove” shipping hubs.
Jeff Seaman is an adept supply chain and vendor management professional with over 15 years’ experience in the technology and retail distribution markets. He is renowned within the supply chain and logistics communities for his expertise in corporate operations, implementing supply chain solutions, managing contracts, and leading diverse teams in every project he is involved with. Part of his experience entailed overseeing the implementation of an advanced contract management solution tailored to simplify, automate and control the end-to-end contracting lifecycle for SCI’s national distribution and transportation network (e.g., client and vendor contracts, change orders, MSAs, NDAs, LOIs, lease agreements and asset acquisition forms, etc.).
You can catch Jeff on the MERX and ASC sponsored Panel, “The Dotted Line: Mastering Best Practices for Contract Management” at 11:25 am, Tuesday, April 11, 2017.
The Dotted Line: Mastering Best Practices for Contract Management
The Panel will discuss the contract strategies and practices that will carry procurement beyond 2017, including topics such:
- Demonstrating year over year continuous improvement within the contract
- Understanding the value of contract management as a lever in spend management
- Using non-disclosure agreements as a risk mitigation tool with key suppliers
- Examining how to manage complex contracts and cross-organizational demands
- Measuring the importance of process vs technology vs people in effective contract management
Shawn King, founded ASC in 1992 with an initial focus on provision of IT development, operation and management services to companies such as IBM and Bell Canada. As Shawn’s entrepreneurial spirit thrived, he was instrumental in establishing early customer wins with ASC Contract Lifecycle Management Software (ASC Contracts) while also being the original architect, developer and operations manager. Under Shawn's leadership, the ASC portfolio has expanded to include cross-industry solutions for contract, document, form and CPQ lifecycle management and other business processes and serve businesses of any size and complexity. ASC Contract Lifecycle Management software is now part of the MERX offering.
Shawn has close to 30 years' progressive experience in technology and business leadership roles. Before starting ASC, Shawn was a Senior Software Developer at Mitel, a telecommunication systems and software company, and at Harris Computer Systems. Shawn holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Memorial University, with a joint computer science and mathematics major and a business administration minor.
Moderated by Caroline Comeau, Director of Sales – Canada, InterContinental Hotels Group, Jeff Seaman and Shawn King will be joined on the Panel by:
- Michael Johnson, Site Contracting and Procurement Manager, Shell
- Priscilla Nesbitt, Director, Supply and Studio Design, Best Western
- Maya Walker, Director, Procurement, Canadian Post
You can find out more about the ProcureCon Canada event at: procureconca.wbresearch.com
For more information about industry-leading supply chain solutions provider SCI, visit: www.sci.ca