PROCUREMENT + SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT WORKING GROUP

  

EXCHANGES USE-CASES AND DETERMINES BEST PRACTICES TO ENHANCE THE PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY CHAIN PROCESSES IN EACH COMPANY. 

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KEY FOCUS AREAS

The Future of Procurement 

  • Impact/opportunities of emerging technologies such as blockchain or AI 
  • Value proposition beyond just "savings" 
  • New trends in procurement such as circular procurement or cognitive procurement 

Organisation + Governance  

  • Sustainable procurement processes 
  • Sourcing strategy - how to steer? How to commit to the business? 
  • Skills development + strategic workplace management 
  • Procurement risk management 

Vendor Management and Operational Efficiency 

  • Use-cases in areas such as RPA 
  • Procurement channels 
  • Supplier segmentation and strategies for managing the supplier relationship 
  • How do we outsource to an external workforce, particularly IT 
  • Procurement analytics  

PARTICIPANT PROFILE

  • The primary participants are Heads of Procurement, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management as well as Senior or Manager-level professionals in the procurement and supply chain department.
  • This group is Telco-only. 

 

Wim De Meyer and Ayush Pandey coordinate the activities for this group.