Your final chance to join me this week (twice)!
On Wednesday I’m leading our Real World Procurement workshop at Smith and Wollensky off the Strand in London, courtesy of BravoSolution. In this event, titled Proving Your Procurement Value, we will take a look at how procurement can ensure the organisation, including key stakeholders and senior management, understands the contribution the function can make. That starts with thinking about the value that procurement creates, and how it is created, and goes from there.
As usual, it will be an interactive session followed by Q&A over a decent networking lunch. Tickets are reasonably priced and CIPS members can get 50% off the fee by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your CIPS Membership Number to receive your discount code. Or you can book directly here .
If you can’t make it to London, we will be running a couple of webinars around the same topic on December 7th, at 10am UK time and 4pm UK time. As well as me giving a 20 minute or so run through the subject, there will be plenty of time for Q&A, and given the topic I suspect that might be quite lively. You can book here for the webinars – free on registration.
Then on Thursday December 1st, I’m are participating in a webinar with our new friends and sponsors from riskmethods. The webinar is titled “How Titleist built transparency and increased resilience into their supply chain”.
Titleist is the largest manufacturers of golf balls in the world, as well as producing many items of golf clothing and equipment. The parent company, Acushnet, also owns Footjoy and has just gone through an IPO, valued at $1.7 Billion. In the webinar, we will be looking at the different aspects of supply chain risk that face large, global manufacturing (and other) firms these days, and Jay Traficante, Senior Director of Supply Chain and Procurement at Acushnet is our keynote speaker. He will talk about:
- Evolving towards a comprehensive supply chain risk programme
- Building contingency, dual-sourcing, supply chain mapping and other techniques into the modern environment
- Creating transparency on criticality and dependencies in the supply chain
- Driving faster, more insightful responses to gain competitive advantage
I’ll also be talking briefly about current risk issues more generally, from growing political risk in some parts of the world to reputational risk. Then after Jay has spoken, we will hear briefly from Rolf Zimmer, one of riskmethods founders, who will to explain his strategic perspective on the issue. Finally we have a Q&A interview session during which I’ll put some question to Jay and take more from the delegates. All packed into 45 minutes or so …
You can register here (free of charge of course) for what should be an enjoyable and useful session.