Ulrich Weigel is Vice Chief Operating Officer and Head of Purchasing at Leica Camera AG. Over two decades he gained global management experience of strategic- and operational purchasing organizations up to complete supply chains in the automotive-, the consumer goods-, aircraft- and optical industry. Furthermore he also has many years of international experience in project management, strategy developments and lead buyer functions - at Johnson Controls Automotive, Joachim Loh Group at Hailo, the Sell GmbH and since 2009 at Leica Camera AG. Mr. Weigel has extensive global sourcing experience in South East Europe, but especially in Asia (China, Japan and Korea). His passion is modern and sleek purchasing management with continuous and sustainable cost reduction and transparent procurement controlling. Since 2010 Ulrich Weigel acts also as coach and lecturer for purchasing management and global sourcing at various European universities. Marco Ruecker is strategic procurement manager at Leica Camera AG where he leads the efforts of the indirect procurement team and the Leica transfer group. He has advanced knowledge in strategic purchasing management disciplines and proven expertise in cost optimization, supplier management and risk management solutions. Additionally he has strong experience in process engineering and strategy planning and implementation. Mr. Ruecker holds a Master degree in process management and a Bachelors degree in engineering economics.