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Allocation: Strategies to Bypass the Queue

Allocation (when demand exceeds supply for a category) may seem like a current phenomenon, but it's been around for a long time. This webinar discusses how suppliers think about allocation and the strategies (both strategic and tactical) that category leaders need to consider to gain their fair share in difficult times.

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Presented by:

Michael Jacobs, Interim VP Procurement at Serta Simmons Bedding, an Advent company

Michael has a unique blend of Chief Procurement Officer and Management Consulting roles over a nearly thirty-year career, focused on strategic sourcing, large-scale procurement transformation and business process outsourcing. In his current role he is building procurement capability on behalf of PE owners Advent and prior to that, Michael was Chief Procurement Officer at Diversey, a Bain Capital owned industrial chemicals business.

Michael is a leading expert on procurement best practice and a frequent conference speaker.

Michael’s career also includes eight years living and working in Europe and includes a number of entrepreneurial ventures in the procurement space.


Omer Abdullah, Co-Founder of North American business of The Smart Cube

Omer’s procurement and supply chain experience focuses on leading and executing complex strategic sourcing and supply chain management programs, as well as delivering customized intelligence designed to enable category success.

Omer has 30 years of management consulting, global corporate and industry experience across North America, Europe and Asia. 


Last year Omer also spearheaded the development of a new thought leadership strategy for The Smart Cube: Inside Procurement is a channel for discussing ideas, trends and developments influencing procurement and supply chain, through videos and podcasts, leveraging engaging media tactics to differentiate the company’s content from its competitors.

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