HUNTINGTON, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CEO Jim Kelly, of JVKellyGroup, Inc., was a featured speaker at the 2012 The International Institute for Advanced Purchasing & Supply's (IIAPS) Supply Chain Management (SCM) Best Practice Conference, held on June 28th and 29th in Orlando, FL at Disney World Parks and Resorts. This marks the second time in as many months that Kelly was asked to present on dashboard metrics, use, and integration to his peers at an industry-exclusive event. To view the presentation in its entirety, click here.
The North American Director at IIAPS, Laura Birou, noted early on how she felt as though the "engaging, thought provoking industry leaders" who spoke at the event were truly able to "share Best Practice strategies, tools, and techniques" that were able to "yield real bottom line results" for those who attended and listened. Spanning topics such as "Sustainable SCM, Humanitarian SCM, [and] E-Sourcing Tools," and including prominent speakers such as the Walt Disney Company, SeaWorld, and Kickstart International, the conference was truly a wealth of SCM expertise for all involved, and Jim Kelly is subsequently honored to have sponsored and participated in such a significant event.
Kelly discussed the importance of dashboard metrics in facilitating effective SCM practices. As he reiterates on his thought-leadership blog Spend Navigator, dashboards are often seen simply as rearview mirrors, telling the user where they have been, but not where they are going. Kelly also emphasizes that this view should change and that dashboards should be able to be interpreted and used to aid in understanding the direction a company should be taking - especially when it comes to managing SCM Best Practices in as constantly a growing and evolving marketplace as the 21st century's.
About JVKellyGroup, Inc.
JVKellyGroup, Inc. provides cost reduction and risk mitigation solutions to help companies ensure that their spend is effectively analyzed, sourced, managed and monitored. JVKellyGroup, Inc. enables more efficient and effective decision making by combining industry leading software development, years of industry experience and subject matter expertise, along with D&B's global database of information. The team helps many of the world's largest organizations increase cost savings, streamline sourcing and procurement processes and improve supplier relationships. For more information, visit www.jvkg.com.
The International Institute for Advanced Purchasing & Supply (IIAPS) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising the international standards in purchasing and supply management. The main activity of IIAPS is the establishment of advanced international standards for purchasing and supply chain managers worldwide, including competence assessment and benchmarking tools that allow organizations and individuals to benchmark themselves, both against world-class and best-in-class standards within their own industry or sector. In addition, the IIAPS provides professional careers services, supports research, and organizes events around the world to share best practice insights. For more information about their services and accomplishments, please visit their website at www.iiaps.org.