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 Visiting Fellow, 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 FCIPS, Director of Procurement & Supply Chain, Skanska UK


Panel: Embarking on your digital transformation journey

  • Improving connectivity for your suppliers
  • Overcoming the barriers to adoption
  • Exploring successful transformation strategies

Karen Thompson MCIPS, Head of Direct Procurement, Anglian Water Services

Warren Hallworth, Director, Consulting, GEP

Dale Turner FCIPS, Director of Procurement and Supply Chain, Skanska UK


Networking break


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 MetcalfGroup Purchase Manager – Systems, JCB


Presentation: 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.

Aman Somal, IT Procurement ManagerClifford Chance
Jack Greenwood, Sourcing Manager, Clifford Chance


Chair’s closing remarks

Dr John Glen, CIPS Economist and Visiting Fellow, Cranfield School of Management


Close of Business Briefing