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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.  


2020 Meeting Dates

  • January 23
  • April 22
  • August 13
  • November 12



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

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