Prime Advantage Spring Conference 2016 Location: Caribe Royale Hotel & Orlando, FL

Prime Advantage Spring Conference 2016

Dates Spring Conference 2016
Tuesday April 19 to
Thursday April 21

Caribe Royale
8101 World Center Drive
Orlando, FL 32821

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Thanks for making Spring Conference 2016 the Best Conference Ever! We were delighted to return to sunny Orlando for this year's Spring Conference.

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Dennis SnowMember and Endorsed Supplier Joint Session
Tuesday, April 19

Delivering on the Promise of Your Brand:
Lessons from the Mouse

Dennis Snow
Snow & Associates, Inc.

Top procurement leaders know that how you serve customers inside your company is critical to the value you deliver to customers outside your company.

Whether you focus on customers outside of your company or support customers within your company, how you serve them and the value you deliver speaks volumes. Based on his 20-years with Walt Disney World, along with many years of consulting with organizations around the world, Dennis Snow will provide a “how-to” program for delivering an outstanding customer experience.

Dennis Snow helps organizations achieve goals related to customer service, employee development and leadership. Dennis Snow's customer service abilities were honed over 20 years with the Walt Disney World Company. There, he developed his passion for service excellence. Join us as he shares his world-wide recognized successful experiences.

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Metals Outlook

James MayWednesday, April 20

James May
Managing Director, Steel Insight

Steel Insight is a leading global provider of market research covering steel, steel raw materials and finished steel products, including supply, demand, trade, consumption and pricing.
Specialties: Carbon steel flat and long products, stainless steel flat and long products, iron ore, ferrous scrap, DRI/HBI and other ferrous raw materials, seamless and welded tubular products.

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Purchasing Networking Session

Thursday, April 21

Keith LaunchburyHow Accurate is Your Forecast?

Keith Launchbury, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP
President of Keith Launchbury & Associates, and Past President of APICS International

Keith Launchbury, Keith Launchbury & Associates Keith has dedicated his career to improving business operations, with a focus on the implementation of planning and control systems in a wide range of business environments.  Keith will discuss Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP), employed by companies to tackle three pervasive problems: unacceptable inventory performance, inadequate service level performance, and large expedited-related expenses and waste. 

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Engineering Focus Sessions

The Engineering Focus Sessions will address critical and forward thinking topics, breakthrough technology, and state-of-the-art design ideas that will enhance your everyday genius. The agenda is planned by engineers from our Member Companies. The Engineering Focus Sessions will run concurrently with Member and Endorsed Supplier one-on-one sessions at Spring Conference 2016.

Engineering Focus Sessions will include:

  • The Changing Face of Regulatory - Risk Management: "The evolutionary step functions in global regulations"
  • Connectivity & IoT: What Is It and How Do I Implement It?
  • 3D Printing: History, Hype, Impact
  • Using Hard Data to Validate Product Development
  • Galvanizing Breakthrough Performance - 7 Roles of a Highly Effective Manager

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Supplier Breakfasts

Why New Hires Don't Always Work Out. (It's Not Them It's Us!)

Wednesday, April 20

Andy McNultyAndy McNulty
Partner, Communication Performance Management Associates

This session will focus on the necessity of establishing a regimented and customized on-boarding process for all new employees at a company. With turnover rates increasing at an increasing rate, it’s getting more and more expensive for organizations to recruit, train and maintain long-term employees. So are the costs associated with their departures.

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Winning Well: How to Manage for Lasting Results - Without Losing Your Soul

Thursday, April 21

Karin HurtKarin Hurt
Founder, Let's Grow Leaders

Pressured to get results fast, many managers move from crises to crises, stressing out their teams along the way. Leading like that may work in short-term, but eventually drains creativity, incents apathy, and degrades trust. Karin Hurt shares her Winning Well Model of leadership, along with practical tools and techniques proven to get results that last.

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Thank You Sponsors

Grainger Kloeckner Metals Echo Main Steel OPTUM USPM ReTrans Freight Three Ring Systems PowerHouse Promo


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