2021 OASBO Annual Conference & Education Industry Show

2021 OASBO Annual Conference & Education Industry Show | Resilience Reconnecting Rejuvenation | Virtual Event

OECM will be attending and presenting.

Workshops E – Subsession Topic: Driving Savings and Efficiencies through Supply Chain Leading Practices While Positioning your School Board to Deliver its Services in Alignment with Provincial Direction

Date/Time: May 7, 2021 10:00am – 11:00am

Location: Virtual Room 3


  • Karen Owen
    Vice President, Supply Management and Customer Relations, OECM
  • Jim Hadjiyianni
    Director, Customer Relationship Management (A), OECM


Throughout the session, OECM will share leading practices on key industry trends, tools and strategies, as well as strategic government initiatives related to Supply Chain to support School Boards in these unprecedented times with the focus on savings, operational efficiencies and innovation.

Participants will learn about:

  • A new, time-limited COVID-19 Resiliency Infrastructure Stream (CVRIS) initiative to support School Boards in their procurement requirements to drive savings and efficiencies and optimize spend:
    • Spotlight on how OECM is working collaboratively with school boards across Ontario, the Ministry of Education and its supplier partners to streamline procurements, in compliance with the BPS Directives and other trade agreements; and in alignment with school boards’ immediate CVRIS needs
    • Quick wins, lessons learned and opportunities underway
  • Collaboration amongst and between School Boards and other sectors, and the value of developing strategic partnerships
  • The value of a strong Supplier Relationship Program to help us measure and enhance OECM supplier partners’ performance, commitment, as well as drive overall value to customers
  • The value of a robust CRM system in understanding your customers and their needs
  • The road ahead…. what direction Public Sector Procurement is moving towards, based on current signals from the Ontario Government

More Details: Conference Website, Event Agenda

May 4 - 7, 2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Additional supporting documents are available. to your OECM account to view them.

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