Conference Location:

Westin Hotel, 241 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA

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Start: 
Sep. 11. 2018
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Sep. 12. 2018

Greetings,

We are excited to welcome you to the 2018 Cummins Diverse Supplier Conference!

The theme this year is Winning Together. In an effort to share critical initiatives, celebrate successes and improve our collaboration with diverse suppliers, we are looking forward to convening in Indianapolis, Indiana, for this two-day event, which will combine more than 250 suppliers from various industries and the Cummins leaders who work with them.

The conference will begin the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, with breakfast and a general session at The Westin Indianapolis. After a brief welcome, we will spend the day providing updates on our strategic initiatives and other information that’s key to maintaining a strong partnership. That evening, we will host a special reception, where you will have the opportunity to network with fellow suppliers and Cummins sourcing team members. The event will then continue on Wednesday, Sept. 12, when we will hold breakout sessions with our business units and sourcing leaders to discuss Cummins’ priorities and new and existing opportunities for suppliers. The conference will wrap up by 2:00 PM (EDT).

Throughout the conference, we will engage in productive conversations, enjoy delicious food and introduce you to many of our new Cummins leaders. The full agenda will be posted soon, and we encourage you to check this site frequently leading up to the conference for additional updates. We hope you will join us for this fun and productive event. Please note that maximum two (2) participants from each supplier may register for the conference due to the limited capacity of the venue.

Participants: Cummins Suppliers (Limit 2 guests per supplier) and Cummins Leaders.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Holly Zhu ([email protected]) with the Global Diversity Procurement team. We look forward to seeing you in September!

Please register here for conference and room ASAP as spaces are limited

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Tue, 11 Sep 2018

7:30am to 8:25am
Westin Hotel

Cummins welcomes its existing supplier partners and potential partners to register for its diverse supplier conference.

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Holly Z.
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8:30am to 8:40am
Westin Hotel

Let’s kick-off our 2018 diverse supplier conference together!

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Helena Hutton
Diversity Procurement Director
Cummins Inc.
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8:40am to 8:55am
Westin Hotel

Global Market Trends and Cummins Global Strategy (China, North America, Africa, Europe)

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Peter Anderson
Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Manufacturing
Cummins Inc.
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James Gruwell
Leader- Strategic Purchasing
Cummins Inc.
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9:40am to 10:00am
Westin Hotel
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America’s distinctive third stream orchestra combining jazz and classical music will lead us on a sensory journey on the power of diversity.

What is Third Stream? Gunther Schuller coined the term "Third Stream" in 1957 to describe a new musical genre merging jazz and classical traditions.

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Orbert Davis
Co-Founder and Artistic Director
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11:00am to 11:45am
Westin Hotel

Our Chairman and CEO, Tom Linebarger, shares his experiences and perspective on diversity in the supply chain and the importance of it to all of us.

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Tom Linebarger
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Cummins Inc.
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11:45am to 1:15pm
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Morgan Andreae, with Cummins Growth Office, shares Cummins new products that include hybrid power ranging from diesel to electrification and the related platforms.  Gain insight on how innovation may lead to opportunities with Cummins.

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Andreae Morgan
Executive Director of the Cummins Growth Office
Cummins Inc.
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1:50pm to 2:00pm
Westin Hotel
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You are already a supplier with Cummins or another corporation. How do you leverage current business and expand with other corporations? A discussion with Cummins, Toyota and others that is moderated by Sharon Patterson, President of the Billion Dollar Roundtable.

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Charles J. Hendrix
Senior Manager, Purchasing Supplier Diversity
Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA).

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Louis Green
CEO
Supplier Success, LL
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3:20pm to 3:30pm
Westin Hotel
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Cummins recognizes our valued supplier partners and employees – join us as we honor our key contributors.

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4:15pm to 4:20pm
Westin Hotel
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Wed, 12 Sep 2018

7:00am to 8:00am
Westin Hotel
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Dana Vogt, Vice President of Supply Chain Management, discusses Cummins commitment to quality with customers and suppliers.

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Dana A Vogt
Vice President, Quality IRWIN
Cummins Inc.
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Join us for a town hall session with Purchasing Leaders from each of our Business Units. After a brief business  update, we want to hear from you about topics of interest that impact your business and our partnership with you.

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Michael Trueblood
Global Procurement Leader, Components Purchasing
Cummins Inc.

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Mike Kirsch
Purchasing Director, New Technologies; Purchasing Chief-of-Staff
Cummins Inc.

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Suzanne Wells
Executive Director- Purchasing Engine Business
Cummins Inc.
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10:45am to 10:55am
Westin Hotel
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Suppliers are paired with sourcing executives to explore opportunities for growth.  We will discuss the sourcing opportunities available to each supplier, the timing and the recommendations for expanding business. This is also an opportunity for Cummins to hear from our supplier partners.

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