Brief explanation of conference theme and for first-timers, how the conference will work. Includes review of the Top Ten lessons for procurement leaders from 2020 an introduction into the 11th CPO EXCHANGE programme
Based on an excellent, recently published white paper, Chris will examine:
• What are the cross sector disruptors shaping the future?
• Why must procurement disrupt itself if it is to both grow and remain relevant?
• What will this disruption look like?
• What capabilities will procurement require to thrive in the ever evolving landscape?
Organisations are more cognisant than ever before of increasing ESG requirements – Environmental, Social and corporate Governance needs. Increasingly, addressing ESG scope is becoming vital for an organisation’s in-house Procurement team.
The consequences of failure in this arena can be significant. Success is often measured by ‘no mistakes’ but resources are not endless.
How can you optimise your investment in the Procurement governance team? What is the priority? What is truly essential? Where do you start?
Supply chain finance has not earned a strong reputation as yet, and the new PAYMENT TIMES
REPORTING ACT hints at a final demise perhaps? Well, no. Imagine offering your chosen suppliers the option to choose exactly which day they want to be paid – and a sliding scale of terms for their choice; Record low interest rates mean working with a financial intermediary can give chosen suppliers this exact choice in real-time working through their free online portal. And they can share the returns with the buyer – you! At the same time as you offer your chosen suppliers freedom over their own cashflow needs with real-time access to change via the portal. Hear exactly how supply chain finance, trade finance, reverse factoring and business loans are fusing into a single financial product to support your favour suppliers.
A relaxed and informal breakfast with no formal seating or start time and attendance completely voluntary: in a private deck area next to the hotel breakfast buffet …
Unprecedented business disruption has forced procurement organizations to refocus on supporting critical business operations and supplier relationships, resulting in a pivot toward both spend cost reduction and supply assurance.
In this session, attendees will gain deeper insight into procurement’s new key priorities in 2021 including critical skills and capabilities, how the pandemic has shaped this year’s international procurement agenda and other results from Hackett’s brand new 2021 Procurement Key Issues Study conducted globally in Q1 2021 with top CPOs around the world.
The core principles and benefits of AGILE PROCUREMENT explained … in an nutshell
A case study on lean agile procurement from national gas provider APA Group, who sourced the supply of 1.5m new digital meters from a standing-start in less than 5 months using agile procurement … running an online BIG ROOM for 60 people from 9 companies in 6 countries over 5 afternoons to decide on a ninefigure contract; all whilst in lockdown.
Agile, or should that be agile, is very much the flavour of the month, with many organisations undergoing or having undergone agile transformations. We often hear that agile is a ‘mindset’. But what does this really mean?
Marcus will discuss the agile movement in business; why we are seeing organisations doing ‘agile transformations’, what it means for organisational structures, for required skills & capabilities and how a function like procurement can add value in an agile organisation and he will demonstrate how agile works.