Join us at this CIPS Digitally Transforming Supply Business Briefing to examine the digitalisation of procurement and supply in the age of procurement 4.0. This half-day event will feature expert speakers from procurement and supply chain management, giving insight into how creating extensive digital networks will lead to greater visibility, performance and efficiency within supply chains and procurement processes. See the full agenda below.
Registration and refreshments
Chairs: Opening remarks: Overview of the digital supply chain and the benefits to be gained by creating one
Dr John Glen,CIPS Economist and senior economics lecturer, Cranfield School of Management
Case study: Digitalising to increase procurement efficiency and agility
This session will feature a working digital transformation journey. It will explore an effective change management strategy and the other foundations you need in place to begin your digital transformation journey.
The benefits to procurement and supply chain management for both current and future efficiency will be highlighted.
Dale Turner,Director of Procurement & Supply Chain, Skanska UK
Panel: Embarking on your digital transformation journey
Gavin Boswell,Director of Group Procurement Operations, Serco
Case Study: How big data and analytics can improve procurement decision making
This session will cover JCB’s two-year journey in leveraging Big Data to aid their procurement decision making.
It will showcase how aggregated data captured from both consumers and suppliers can be used to create a comprehensive and accessible market report that does not require a technical skillset to be understood.
Rob Metcalf, Group Purchase Manager – Systems, JCB
Leveraging Industry 4.0 technology for the Procurement team of the future
This practical demonstration of a proof of concept ChatBot will showcase how technology and software can be integrated into today’s procurement teams to create greater efficiency within the procurement process.
The demo will give insight into how common time-consuming queries, such as supplier spend requests and real-time PO status can be accessed with minimal effort.