SMDS May 2018 meeting

May 10, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Deluxe Corporation
3680 Victoria Street
Shoreview, MN 55126

Note:  Date change

Topic: Benchmarking Your Procurement Function to Drive Toward Best-in-Class Performance

Speakers:  Corey Gustafson, Sr. Buyer and Kevin Konold, Director of Strategic Sourcing, Deluxe Corporation

About the Topic:
Deluxe Corporation has developed and continuously improved a benchmarking process for their Strategic Sourcing area over the past 5 years. This process includes research from one-on-one interviews, surveys through ISM-Twin Cities and many other sources. Deluxe will share the process that can be easily replicated and some of the key findings and trends.

About the Speaker:
Corey Gustafson has been working in the Enterprise Strategic Sourcing area at Deluxe Corporation for 5 years and is currently a Senior Buyer managing several direct material categories. He has also been on the ISM – Twin Cities Board of Directors, Professional Development and Membership Committees for over 2 ½ years. In 2017, Corey was selected as one of the 30 under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars by THOMASNET.com and ISM which showcases the talent and achievements of 30 emerging supply chain management professionals. Corey has a BS in Graphic Communications Management from the University of Wisconsin - Stout and is an active CPSM.

Kevin Konold has been a strategic sourcing and procurement leader for over 25 years.  He has worked for Wells Fargo, Andersen Windows and Pentair.  He has successfully implemented purchasing best practices in numerous organizations.

Currently, Kevin is Director of Strategic Sourcing at Deluxe Corporation.  Kevin has a BA in Finance from University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and is a C.P.M.




5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Check-in /Networking


6:00 PM - 6:30 PM – Dinner


6:30 - 6:45 PM - Business Meeting


6:45 - 7:45 PM – Presentation


Deadline: May 7, 2018


$0.00 Members Only

$35.00 Non-Members