Session description

Academic Session: Innovative Supplier Strategies—a Research Initiative

Sunday, September 29
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Osceola 1-3

Hugo DeCampos
Michigan State University

Steven A. Melnyk, PhD
Professor | Productions/Operations Management, Michigan State University

Consistent advancement is essential when developing effective supplier strategies. This session will use detailed case studies and a grounded theory approach to illustrate a framework for innovation and encourage further research. Attendees will learn about four distinct innovation strategies, each requiring a unique supplier or procurement approach.