Strengthening Global Partnerships in Supply Chain & Procurement

Under the banner of “Global Partnership,” Dentsply Sirona’s Global Supplier Forum 2021 took place on June 30th and July 1st. The two-day event brought the company’s top 200 suppliers and service providers worldwide together to share Dentsply Sirona’s mission, vision, focus on meeting customer expectations, innovation, risk mitigation, sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion and other important initiatives related to Dentsply Sirona’s supply chain and procurement. Suppliers also had the opportunity to meet or reconnect with Dentsply Sirona’s supply chain division leadership team.

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As a global industry leader, Dentsply Sirona is focused on ways in which it can become a more sustainable business. The company is committed to minimizing supply chain risks that could impact customers, reducing environmental impacts from its global operations and to fostering global ethical standards and diversity and inclusion throughout its workforce and supply chain. In order to increase the impact of these commitments, Dentsply Sirona is working to engage its global supply chain partners in these efforts.

In that context, the Global Supplier Forum 2021 took place as a hybrid event with a number of speakers on site at the Dentsply Sirona Headquarter in Charlotte, USA while the keynote address took place through a Virtual Venue. The event began with an introduction from CEO Don Casey, Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer Dan Key, and Vice President, Global Procurement Joanne Couture.

“I was very pleased to have this opportunity to speak to representatives from many of our top suppliers. We are excited to work with our partners to improve processes and meet goals on sustainability, in order to ultimately grow together,” said Dan Key.

Eileen Bartholomew, a principal at Bessemer Alliance and frequent speaker as well as writer on the topic of growth through innovation, gave the forum’s keynote address on exponential change in technology and how companies can adapt their thinking to the pace of innovation.

Supplier Awards Program

Dentsply Sirona introduced its new Supplier Awards Program for suppliers deemed to be “Exceptional Partners”. Suppliers have the opportunity to compete across all direct and indirect spend categories. The award program criteria are based on Dentsply Sirona’s supply chain goals: Sustainability, Quality, Delivery, Innovation, Value, Diversity. Each supplier will work with its Global Category Manager to learn how to meet the criteria and compete against other suppliers to win. Official nominations will be submitted in early Q2, 2022 and winners will be announced that June. The competition is open to all Dentsply Sirona suppliers.

“The Supplier Awards Program is a great opportunity to build strategic partnerships with our suppliers, align our goals, and recognize outstanding performance,” said Joanne Couture.

ABOUT DENTSPLY SIRONA                                                                                   

Dentsply Sirona is the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, with over a century of innovation and service to the dental industry and patients worldwide. Dentsply Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a comprehensive solution offering, including dental and oral health products as well as other consumable medical devices under a strong portfolio of world class brands. Dentsply Sirona’s products provide innovative, high-quality and effective solutions to advance patient care and deliver better and safer dental care. Dentsply Sirona’s headquarters are located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company’s shares are listed in the United States on NASDAQ under the symbol XRAY. Visit for more information about Dentsply Sirona and its products.


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