Chief Purchasing Officers Council

 

Make/buy decisions, material market forecasts and inventory hedging strategies are just a few examples of the broad range of topics discussed at OESA’s CPO Council meetings. Members share supplier purchasing sentiments on topics such as conflict minerals and customer purchasing practices.

 

Recent Areas of Focus

  • Materials Outlook: Oil, Polypropylene and Flat Rolled Steel
  • IATF 16949: Automotive Quality Management System Standard
  • Data Analytics: Turning Data into Insights Across all Aspects of Your Business
  • Directed Sourcing - Pilot Program Review
  • Supplier Transportation Co-Op: Leveraging Group-Buy Pricing
  • Supplier Risk Management: Going Beyond Traditional Approaches
  • North American Market Outlook – Bumps on the Road Ahead
  • A Competitive View of Component Complaints and Recalls
    

Council membership is available to the senior purchasing executive of OESA supplier member companies. Cost of membership is $1,000 per year.  

 

2018 Meeting Dates

  • January 25
  • April 19
  • August 9
  • November 29

2019 Meeting Dates

  • January 24
  • April 25
  • August 15
  • November 21

 

 

The Chief Purchasing Officers Council is facilitated by Mike Jackson, Executive Director, Strategy and Research, OESA.

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