Date 12th - 13th November, 2009

Location JW Marriott Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Event overview

The time is ripe for companies to drive innovation and create efficiencies including inventory reductions and capturing optimal end-to-end value from global sourcing, outsourcing and eliminating waste from processes and practices.

ProcureCon is the premiere strategic sourcing event for manufacturers. This year, Fortune 1000 companies will share their best practices with a key focus on cash, risk and value management.

The event brings together CPOs and heads of direct and indirect procurement for intensive networking, learning, and strategizing. Attend the event to acquire the tools you need to transform your organization into a procurement leader.

Infosys BPO is a sponsor of this year’s event. Our expert will chair a round table session.


Session details


12th November, 2009


15.20 EDT


CPO’s Dilemma - Outsource vs. In-Source


Ravi Panchanadan, Global Practice Head - Sourcing and Procurement/SCM, Infosys BPO

Session description

Globally, companies are focusing on lean initiatives. Outsourcing some of your operations can be beneficial if you are able to maintain quality and performance control and instill a mindset for constant improvement within your organization and partners.

  • Outsource lost or non-strategic procurement capabilities, keeping enough intelligence in-house to manage the outsourced capability
  • Adopt technology, key metrics and tools to effectively manage and optimize your outsourced functions and services
  • Ensure your outsourcing strategy drives sustainable value within your organization
Speaker Profile
Ravi Panchanadan

Ravi Panchanadan has more than 18 years of post-PGDM experience in Supply Chain Management functions. He focuses on global sourcing, logistics and FMCG distribution and planning. At Infosys BPO, he is responsible for setting up a robust Sourcing and Procurement (S&P) unit. He aims to transform the unit from a traditional BPO offering to a value-added one by introducing large components of differentiated processes such as platforms, category management, spends and contract management.