Peter Smith (Spend Matters UK/Europe) on Procurement Lifecycle Engagement (webinar: Sept. 30)

On Sept. 30 at 12 p.m. UK time, software firm Zycus is hosting a webinar featuring Peter Smith, managing editor of Spend Matters Europe. You can register here now. The title is: How to make a “cradle to grave” contribution: connecting purchasing with the wider organization to drive end-to-end value.

During the session Peter will talk about how we can position the procurement function to work with stakeholders across that whole lifecycle and the skills needed if procurement people are to be successful in this role. It is easier said than done, so he will be getting into questions of governance, process and tolls as well as those people issues.

Peter will be joined by Paul Flamend, global advanced sourcing manager for high-tech scientific equipment firm FEI, who will give a practical case-study of how his firm has implemented this approach, with their sourcing team closely involved from initial product design through to driving a “value engineering” approach once contracts are operational.

The session will focus on practical steps and actions for procurement people, not purely theoretical ideas. Register now and see how you might extend the reach and influence of your own procurement function.

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