Procurement/Supply Executive Round Table (PERT) 

A Special Townhall to Deal with the Impact of Coronavirus –

Common Challenges and Crowdsourced Solutions


April 23, 2020

1 PM - 3PM CDT

No Cost for this Event


Your Home

 What you need to Attend:

  • A computer, tablet, or smartphone
  • An internet connection



Rick Sandoval
The Mpower Group

What Members are saying:

" The PERT forum is a great way for executives to share ideas for confronting this changing landscape. The intimate setting and member-driven agenda is much more useful than any annual conference."

- Vice President, Global Category Management, MasterCard

" This workshop has been the best value I have ever received . . . . "

- CFO/CPO AMEGA Holdings, Inc.



There has never been a more critical time for our function - both in terms of the challenge it represents but also the opportunity it portends. No longer will we be relegated to the back rooms of shared service functions with any investment being a challenge. So, join us in learning from our mutual colleagues and peers. We're going to increase the frequency of these virtual townhalls because the situation we face is so dynamic and our response MUST be as dynamic and proactive as possible.

Here is what their members are facing and he's having to deal with:

  •  Supply chain risk / supply assurance
    • Current products on allocation or limited supply
    • Identifying additional risk (suppliers in outbreak areas, mfg capacity, transportation delays) 
    • Identifying domestic/near shore/geographic redundant supply base or alt parts
    • Finding new products / service providers (PPE, screening products / services, cleaning products / services)
  • Work from home strategies (system access, laptops, conferencing, office supplies, productivity)
  • Working capital / cash flow strategies
  • Service issues due to supplier layoffs and social distancing
  • Forecasting in times of uncertainty
  • Building a flexible labor strategy (Strategic Workforce Management)

Our next PERT Townhall will be on May 19, 2020 at 1-3 CDT where we will have a similar session from OMNIA on how they are working with their Suppliers through these turbulent times - which we're sure many of you are having to deal with on an hourly basis??? Our apologies for the rescheduling inconvenience.

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About PERT

  • This is a peer-to-peer organization and as such, you must be a Senior Procurement Executive (Director Level or above) within your organization to attend.
  • PERT is a collaboration between The Mpower Group and Omnia Partners.
  • Join the PERT LinkedIn Group and network

PERT addresses major Global Sourcing and Supply Chain challenges such as:

  • Redifining the Role of the CPO (July 11, 2017)
  • How Maximize Value Through Relationships and Governance (October 3, 2017)
  • Sourcing IS Change Management and Sourcing Professional Services (January 23, 2018)
  • Playing the Role of an Internal Consultant and Wave of the Future – Contingent Labor (April 24, 2018)
  • Optimal Organizational Design for Procurement (Including a Center of Excellence) and Global Sourcing In the New Global Political Realities (November 7, 2018)
  • Procurement Technology In the Age of Blockchain, RPA and AI – Do you Have a Roadmap to Help You Navigate? (May 14, 2019)
  • Category Management – Have we Made ANY Progress or is it Still a Vague Concept? (August 13, 2019)
  • Category Management – Delivering Value = Being Valued! The BIGGEST Challenge! (November 12, 2019)