Supply Chain Networking Event Thursday March 21, 2013

<p>Speakers: Speakers: Kim Dooling, Manager Purchasing Town of Oakville, Janette Bain, Purchasing Officer Waterloo Region District School Board, John Miller Senior Business Advisor QCsolver Inc. Background: Location: 25 Milling Road, Unit 303, Cambridge Networking: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Session: 6:00pm - 7:00 pm Cost: No Cost Reservation: Required to attend as seating is limited. Join us for a lively panel discussion with our 3 esteemed speakers. Kim has enjoyed a career in public procurement for over 30 years. She has served the Ontario Public Buyers Association in many capacities from Secretary to President. She is currently the Manager of Purchasing and Risk Management for the Town of Oakville. Kim is an active participant on many panels and advisory committees. Her work and collaboration with the Association of Municipalities of Ontario and their Local Authority Service has earned her the reputation as a ‘go to’ person. She sits on the LAS Board, the AMO/LAS Energy Advisory Panel and the AMO Procurement Panel for the Canada/Europe Trade Talks. Kim is currently the Director of Member Relations with OPBA. Kim’s passion for Public Procurement is evident in all she does. She is always willing to help out a colleague or mentor a new Buyer. She is an ambassador of the profession and hopes to continue to preach the benefits of this line of work for years to come. Janette is currently Purchasing Officer at the Waterloo Region District School Board and has over 27 years’ experience in the procurement/sourcing/supply chain industry. Janette has worked in both the public sector. She started her career with Butler Metal Products and started her public purchasing career as a Buyer with the City of Cambridge. After leaving The City of Cambridge she was a Senior Buyer with FedEx Canada and rose to the position of Purchasing Manager. Janette has also been Purchasing Team Leader with The Co-operators in Guelph and Director of Purchasing in Waterloo. Specialties • Global Sourcing • Strategic Procurement Organizational transformation • Procurement Representation during Mergers &amp; Acquisitions • Extensive Business Sector experience in Procurement Initiatives • Contract Law • Procurement Policy Development • Process Automation John Miller (Diploma B.A., CSCMP (CPP)) is a career supply chain professional with over forty years of experience in Supply Chain Management. John has worked in a wide range of work environments, both private and public sector, large multinational organizations as well as individual national firms. An international experienced procurement and supply chain professional with an extensive diverse background in international consumer goods manufacturing, health care, furniture industry, metal fabrication, automotive, international procurement management as well as a senior procurement executive in the municipal public sector. John is a well-respected supply chain professional who has demonstrated the ability to bring value to the organization by focusing on streamlining supply chain costs, increasing bottom line revenues and managing key vendor relationships. Throughout his career he has held progressively more responsible managerial and executive positions within the Supply Chain departments and has had the responsibility of controlling the complete supply chain of raw materials and finished goods. John has successfully implemented numerous inventory reduction programs, supplier rationalization programs, supplier development and evaluation programs, rigorous supplier credit terms and quality auditing programs. As a subsidiary of Emerson Corporation, John was responsible for the development of very aggressive global sourcing programs so that Stack A Shelf, a subsidiary of Emerson, could remain competitive in a very competitively priced global economy. At the City of Waterloo, John was a key member of the executive steering committee for the implementation of Peoplesoft Financial upgrade to 8.8 and 8.9. He implemented policies and procedures for streamlining the procurement process as well as restructuring the Purchasing Bylaw to meet all current legislation and guidelines. John also incorporated in the procurement process cooperative, provincial and federal procurement programs to assist in controlling costs on various products and services. In addition to his working experiences, John has taught Business Professional Development Program courses in the Supply Chain Management program for the Purchasing Management Association Canada at Conestoga College for over 20 years. John has been chair and active member of the Program Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Supply Chain and Operations Management Program at Conestoga College. The purpose of the Committee is to review the content of the courses taught in the Supply Chain Management program which is taught at Conestoga College. John retired from the municipal sector in June of 2012 and is presently doing volunteer work with charitable organizations and working with supply chain organizations and associations on special projects and consulting assignments on an individual project basis.</p>