ALMA 40th Anniversary Conference
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Wednesday, October 23 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
It Takes a Village: Creating an Alternative Sourcing Strategy and Network in the Age of Limited Internal Analytical Resources

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Does your organization have more analytical work than it can possibly do?  Is analytical perceived as the bottleneck for rapid progress on business projects?  Do you have so much work that your analytical organization can never seem to get to future planning and competency development?  You are not alone. This talk will address the creation, maintenance and growth of alternative sourcing strategies and networks utilizing contract research organizations, universities, government labs, and more.  The talk will cover the following specific topics:
  • Developing an Effective Alternative Sourcing Strategy
  • Selling the Plan to Your Customers
  • Types of Partners & Relationships and Determining Best Fit
  • Addressing Stumbling Blocks in Implementation
  • Critical Processes Needed
  • Continuous Growth and Development of Partnerships
This talk is based on experience with creating, implementing and managing alternative sourcing strategies for analytical and regulatory work in several organizations.  It is intended to stimulate creativity in thinking about how your own organization currently approaches its total workload, provide a useful framework for moving forward, and tap into the wisdom of the conference participants.

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Mark Kennedy

CEO & Management Coach, Sustainable Transformations
S. Mark Kennedy, Ph.D. has held various technical leadership positions at DuPont for over 32 years in the areas of environmental sciences, global registration and regulatory affairs, toxicology, and analytical sciences working across agriculture, chemicals, materials, biologicals... Read More →

Wednesday October 23, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm MDT
South Grand