The Round-table topics below are the final list of topics for a previous CPO Exchange and are simply there to
illustrate the kind of topics that get nominated by attending CPO’s. CPO’s will be invited to submit topics for
discussion at this Exchange approximately two weeks prior to the event
To test the market…or not?
You have a long time supplier, who is providing strong services, How do you balance the need to ‘test the market’, against reliable continuity? How do you drive fresh services or ideas without testing the market?
Agile Procurement – is procurement an appropriate function to achieve the benefits of Agile work practices?
What are the best methodologies to procure and conduct under an “agile” principle approach (Discovery/Design and co-contribution), while ensuring capture on contractual requirements and accountability of service delivery/provision/project success?
What KPI’s are participants being measured against? Procurement will usually measure benefits/savings and spend under management, but are people measuring anything else and do they have input into the targets? Or are the targets set for them?
Are people measuring value-add or non-financial measures? And if so, what are they and are they quantifiable?
Contract Management Systems
How are participants managing their contracts? Are any members using end to end contract management systems, or just the contract and data analytics elements? What are the pros and cons?
Managing Virtual Procurement Teams
How do you organize and optimize a virtual team, either domestically or internationally?
What tools are in the marketplace that are really tailored for Virtual Procurement Communities, that really serves the professional procurements teams projects, tasks, updates etc?
How do we prepare for the Modern Slavery Act?
Driving enterprise-wide procurement
How do we drive Enterprise focused procurement of similar/like services, rather than each business unit/division taking a “not care” about others similar needs?
Procurement’s impact on ESG (Environment, Social and Governance)
What impact should procurement have on your organisations Environment, Social and Governance strategies?