Rapid developments in digital technologies are affecting every aspect of supply chain management, including procurement.
We notice procurement functions across many companies adopting predictive analytics, automating transactions, and digitalising supplier management. A successful digital procurement journey can be achieved by being realistic about the company’s starting point and investing wisely in technology with a balanced allocation of resources to processes and skills.
This webinar will:
- Present the state-of-the art in procurement, including digital procurement
- Discuss how companies can get better value from their procurement function by adopting a range of technologies
- Provide a practitioner perspective on the future of digital procurement
Professor Michael Bourlakis, Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Cranfield School of Management, UK
Dr Farooq Habib, Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Cranfield School of Management, UK
Mr Simon Whatson, Vice President, Efficio, UK
10:00–10:05 Welcome – Professor Emel Aktas
10:05–10:15 Contemporary Challenges in Procurement – Professor Michael Bourlakis
10:15–10:30 Impact of Digital Technologies in Procurement – Dr Farooq Habib
10:30–10:45 Digital Procurement: Making it work – Mr Simon Whatson
10:45–11:00 Questions from participants and panel discussion