Outsourcing, Partners and Suppliers

Summer 2011 Denver Semester

What should you outsource, and what do you need to do in-house? How to segment the vendors that you need? What vendors do you need right when you start, and what vendors will you need as you grow? How do you recruit and select the important vendors? What are tips and tricks to manage vendors in order to ensure a consistent level of quality? How do you fire and replace under-performing vendors? What are common mistakes made when dealing with vendors?

Goal:
Develop a process to select key vendors.

Date:
2011-08-02, 06:00 PM

Mentors


8.36
Adam Swiecki
Founder, Swiecki Enterprises

Adam Swiecki founded Swiecki Enterprises in 2003 after serving as an Army Officer and financier. Focused on the action sport market, he has built leading ecommerce businesses in skate (SkateboardsEtc.com), surf (SurfboardsEtc.com), and snow (SkiGogglesEtc.com). The quin...

9.07
Mike Stemple
Founder

<p>Mike currently is CEO/Founder of <a href="http://www.inspirer.com" target="_blank">Inspirer</a> which helps businesses build substantially better products, processes, and technologies through innovation consulting. Inspirer specializes in appcessories, personalization,...

9.50
Jim Franklin
CEO, SendGrid

Jim is the CEO of SendGrid, the leader in email deliverability. Previously, James Franklin was the VP and General Manager of the Crystal Ball Global Business Unit and the VP for Enterprise Performance Management for Oracle Corporation. Previously Jim was the CEO of Dec...

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