10th Annual Fall eWorld Purchasing & Supply (Event Page)

“The UK’s most comprehensive business forum for eProcurement, eSourcing and Supply Chain Technologies”




 

Broadcasting Live from London, UK September 28th & 29th

The PI Window on Business Show will be on the road covering the 10th Annual Fall eWorld Purchasing & Supply Event at the Novotel, St Pancras, in Central London, UK on the 28th and 29th of April. (Use #eworldlive to follow event tweets on Twitter.)

 

PI Window on Business Show . . . Radio Has Never Sounded Better!

Broadcasting live from the venue itself, the PI Window on Business Broadcast Booth which this year is sponsored by Elcom International, will cover key sessions of the conference as well as on the spot interviews with conference attendees and participants.

"Building Bridges"

This year’s event promises to be both exciting and informative as the main theme is centered the use of leading-edge technologies and techniques within the procurement & supply chain functions including:

  • Adding value to the enterprise with pro-active purchasing strategies
  • Developing suppliers to increase collaboration and reduce risk
  • On-demand procurement systems: the next generation of specialist applications
  • Sustainable supply chains and their key role in the responsible business agenda

Attendance is FREE for senior executives from the commercial, public and third sectors – providing complimentary access to:

  • More than 30 daily seminars on the latest industry issues
  • Practical advice on harnessing the potential of new technologies
  • Wide range of case studies and real-life examples
  • Live demonstrations of proven solutions
  • Numerous networking opportunities throughout the event
  • Special ‘Meet The Speakers’ session on Day One

Event Page Schedule

This event page will provide an outline of the schedule venues we will be covering during the summit on PI Window on Business Radio, PI Inquisitive Eye TV* and the Essential Connections Blog.

NOTE: To accommodate North American time zone differences all broadcasts with the exception of the Roundtable discussion (Sessions O and S) on Wednesday, September 29th between 2:30 and 4:00 PM UK time, will be broadcast on a time delay basis.

PI Window on Business (on Blog Talk Radio)

DAY1 – Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

eWorld Opening Comments – 9:00 to 9:30 PM EST

NOTE: Due to technical difficulties we will be broadcasting the opening comments through the PI Inquisitive Eye Internet TV Channel (Click to Access)

Tuesday, September 28th (Session 1, 9:30 to 10:05 AM UK Time)

Agile Procurement: A New Value Proposition for a Volatile World (Keynote 1) (Click to Access)

Session Overview:

The procurement function has certainly proved its worth over the past few years, as many organisations cut costs rapidly to survive the economic downturn. But opinion is still firmly divided on the economic outlook for the next few years, with the only consensus being unpredictability. So would the same purchasing efficiencies be available second time around, if a ‘double-dip’ recession takes shape? Or will procurement’s contribution quickly be forgotten if a global recovery emerges instead? Chris Sawchuk from the Hackett Group puts forward the case for a new value proposition that can cope with unprecedented levels of uncertainty – challenging existing models in favour of increased flexibility and agility throughout the procurement and supply chain functions.

Speaker:

Chris Sawchuk, Global Procurement Practice Leader, The Hackett Group

Tuesday, September 28th (Session 2, 10:20 to 10:50 AM UK Time)

Outsourcing and Procurement: The Hot Points and Pitfalls (Session C) (Click to Access)

Session Overview:

On paper, outsourcing holds significant potential for delivering much-needed efficiency gains and cost savings. But it can also present a legal minefield for procurement departments and getting the contract right from the outset is one of the most significant factors for realising these benefits. This information-packed briefing explains the key considerations for a successful outsourcing contract, including: defining project scope, employment issues & TUPE, intellectual property rights, agreeing service levels, benchmarking, reporting & audit rights, liability, data protection, confidentiality & Freedom of Information, dispute resolution, duration, termination and exit management.

Speaker:

Debbie Venn, Associate at asb law LLP

Tuesday, September 28th (Session 3, 11:05 to 11:35 AM UK Time)

Developing an Advanced Competence in Purchasing & Supply (Session F) (Click to Access)

Session Overview:

Developing an advanced competence in purchasing and supply chain management is a pre-requisite for corporate success in the more competitive environment that is developing out of the recent recession.
In this keynote Jeremy Smith will explain how the International Institute for Advanced Purchasing & Supply is working with leading companies to benchmark organisational and individual competencies against world-class and best-in-class standards, in order to develop leading-edge competence within organisations.  In particular Jeremy will explain the IIAPS PSCM Index & ICA Index benchmarking tools, as well as the on-line activity and task based learning programmes, leading to the IIAPS Green, Red & Black Belt qualifications in advanced purchasing and supply.

Speaker:

Jeremy Smith, Director of Corporate Services, International Institute for Advanced Purchasing & Supply

Tuesday, September 28th (Session 4, 12:00 to 12:30 PM UK Time)

Building the Smarter Supply Chain of the Future (Keynote 2) (PowerPoint Only – No Audio)

COLIN’S PICK*

Session Overview:

IBM’s first Global Chief Supply Chain Officer Study asked 400 Senior Supply Chain executives about the challenges they are currently facing and ways in which they are hoping to make their supply chains smarter. The survey identified the top five challenges topping the agenda as being: Visibility, Managing Risk, Customer Intimacy, Cost Containment and Globalisation.  Supply chains of the future will work differently and smarter, with new approaches that employ sensor technologies, new analytic capabilities and simulation techniques to not just sense and respond, but to predict and act. They will use smart objects – not people – to do more information gathering and sharing, thereby automating and standardising baseline activities. And they will recognise risk in all its dimensions, simulation, visualisation and emerging analytic capabilities to better synchronise supply and demand planning and execution.  This illuminating session will explore the findings of the study and provide real-life examples of what other companies are doing to build “smart” supply chains, as well as facilitating the exchange of ideas and experiences amongst attendees.

Speaker:

Simon Terry, Executive Partner, IBM Global Business Services

Tuesday, September 28th (Session 5, 2:00 to 2:30 PM UK Time)

State of the Nation: Drivers & Inhibitors for the Uptake of e-Sourcing Tools – The CIPS I-source Project (Keynote 5) (Click to Access)

Session Overview:

Early adopters were starting to use e-sourcing tools about 10 years ago. In 2004, CIPS and the University of the West of England conducted a comprehensive research project called I-Adapt, examining the after-effects of using e-auctions on the Buyer-Supplier relationship. Five years on, another investigation aimed to assess the extent to which e-sourcing tools have been adopted in both the public and private sector. The findings provide a fascinating insight into the key enablers that support adoption and the key inhibitors that prevent it…

Speaker:

Professor Andrew Douglas, University of the West of England on behalf of The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS)

Masterclass: “Supplier Development in a Global Market” (Session S) (PowerPoint Only – No Audio)

Session Overview:

One of the greatest challenges faced by both the private and public sectors in terms of driving best value decision-making, is supply base erosion. Almost irreparably damaged through ill-advised initiatives such as supply base rationalisation and low cost country sourcing (to name but two), many supplier development, engagement and utilisation programs are little more than exercises in futility. This session aims to dramatically increase your chances of success, by explaining the new dynamics of the global economy and how you can drive sustainable value through your supplier relationships.

Masterclass Session with Jon Hansen

Speaker:

Jon Hansen, Procurement Insights, Masterclass (Pt.2)

SlideShare Presentation (Part 1):

SlideShare Presentation (Part 2)

DAY2 – Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Wednesday, September 29th (Session 6, 2:45 to 3:15 PM UK Time)

Transforming Procurement & the Supply Chain to Deliver Value for the National Nuclear Laboratory (Session N) (Click to Access)

Session Overview:

Learn about the development of the Procurement capability at the National Nuclear Laboratory since the formation of the company in 2005. The strategy has been based on internalisation of the function, least total cost of acquisition and improving levels of customer service. During this time procurement has been embedded across the business and supply chain performance has been transformed. The team has also been strengthened with over half now holding full membership of CIPS. In addition this will provide a unique insight to the future strategy of moving the role of procurement and the supply chain to a more strategic level.

Speaker:

Wayne Muckley, Head of Procurement, National Nuclear Laboratory

Wednesday, September 29th (Session 9, 11:05 to 11:35 AM UK Time)

SAP’s Approach to Sourcing and Procurement Strategies in Today’s Economy (Keynote 2) (Click to Access)

Session Overview:

The session will introduce the main procurement trends and challenges that our customers are facing; look at the adoption pace of procurement solutions and how SAP are approaching Sourcing and Procurement Strategies in today’s Economy.

Speaker:

Cathy Daws, Line of Business Procurement, SAP UK and Ireland

Wednesday, September 29th (Session 10, 12:00 to 12:30 PM UK Time)

Transformation, Spend Control & eProcurement – Putting Strategy into Action (Session I) (Click to Access)

Session Overview:

In this session we look at achieving efficiency gains and ROI with industry best practice in spend control and eProcurement.

Hear first-hand about emerging practice in spend control and eProcurement and how it can transform your procurement operations, improve efficiencies and deliver cash release savings.

The session will explore:

• Insights from the UK’s leading and most recent spend control projects
• Purchasing policy adherence and contract compliance
• Techniques to enhance procurement capacity and management of key supply markets
• Focus areas for planning future spend control initiatives

Speaker:

Joe Taylor, Director of Solutions, PROACTIS

Tuesday, September 29th (Session 11, 12:45 to 1:15 PM UK Time)

Procurement Expert vs. Category Expert: Is technology better bought by non-technical people? (Session K) (TBA)

COLIN’S PICK*

Session Overview:

Transferring procurement skills from one category to another can be a risky business if expertise gets lost in the process or the acclimatisation period is too lengthy – but it can bring valuable new perspectives to the function. This thought-provoking session examines the acquisition, development and migration of purchasing talent within and between organisations – as well as the positive impact it can have.

Speaker:

Adrian Adair, Operations Director, Hays Procurement

Wednesday, September 29th (Session 12, 2:45 to 3:15 PM UK Time)

Live Roundtable: “Revisiting Outsourcing: Is it a Viable Strategy?” (Session O) (Click to Access)

Session Overview:

According to recent studies, two-thirds of all outsourcing programs fail to achieve the expected results. Some studies even suggest that the real proportion of failed projects may be as high as 90%. Sadly, this is not a new phenomenon. Industry reports and articles between 1995 and 2007 indicate that little progress has been made with a concept that seems to be long on promise but short on results. As we move towards cloud-based models where risk management and security present even more obstacles, we need to ask: is outsourcing really a viable strategy?

Moderator: Jon Hansen (The PI Social Media Network)

Panelists: Colin Cram (Marc1 Ltd, Towards Tesco author), Karen Evans (former CIO, United States Government) and Richard Stiennon (Author of Surviving Cyber War and expert on Security)

Wednesday, September 29th (Session 13, 3:30 to 4:00 PM UK Time)

Live Roundtable: “Revisiting Outsourcing: Is it a Viable Strategy?” (Session S) (Click to Access)

Session Overview:

According to recent studies, two-thirds of all outsourcing programs fail to achieve the expected results. Some studies even suggest that the real proportion of failed projects may be as high as 90%. Sadly, this is not a new phenomenon. Industry reports and articles between 1995 and 2007 indicate that little progress has been made with a concept that seems to be long on promise but short on results. As we move towards cloud-based models where risk management and security present even more obstacles, we need to ask: is outsourcing really a viable strategy?

Moderator: Jon Hansen (The PI Social Media Network)

Panelists: Colin Cram (Marc1 Ltd, Towards Tesco author), Karen Evans (former CIO, United States Government) and Richard Stiennon (Author of Surviving Cyber War and expert on Security)

* About COLIN’S PICK

Colin Cram, who will be joining us as a panelist on the Roundtable discussion “Revisiting Outsourcing: Is it a Viable Strategy?,” has a successful procurement, outsourcing, conference programme and training consultancy business, Marc1 Ltd. An Office of Government Commerce accredited consultant, he is a regular speaker at national and international seminars and training events, lectures on university degree courses, is a regular contributor to professional journals and is an associate of Manchester Business School. He has been a member of EU working groups on Procurement, Innovation and Sustainability. He provides consultancy services to public and private sectors, including how to secure business from the public sector.

Colin Cram, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, held senior procurement positions in the public sector for over 30 years, including central government, higher education, scientific research and local government. He was responsible throughout for initiating and implementing innovative strategies for procurement, shared services, outsourcings and organisational re-engineering. He developed and successfully implemented strategies to tackle monopoly supply situations. In creating several leading edge procurement organisations and collaborations, he was responsible for third party spends of up to £7bn a year. Savings from his initiatives exceed £1bn pa.

Colin’s most recent public sector position was as Director and founder of the North West Centre of Excellence. This led the drive for efficiencies through collaboration, joint procurement organisations and better practice across 47 local authorities. Its scope included procurement, construction, shared services, health and social care and the national lead for local passenger transport.

PI Inquisitive Eye TV (*on USTREAM & YouTube)

Watch for our Daily Video Dispatches from London (September 28th & 29th, 2010)

Video Dispatch 1:

Video Dispatch 2:


Essential Connections Blog

The Essential Connections Blog features guest posts by industry experts such as Judy Bradt, IACCM’s Tim Cummins, Richard Stiennon and Mark Amtower to name just a few.

October 15th – CIPS Presentation at eWorld on Public Sector Adoption of E-Sourcing Tools Timely in Light of Sir Philip Green Review

October 14th – eWorld Dispatch 3 – Transforming Procurement & the Supply Chain to Deliver Value for the National Nuclear Laboratory

October 4th - eWorld Dispatch 2 – The Hackett Group’s Chris Sawchuk Delivered a Unique Keynote on Procurement Agility

September 29th - eWorld Dispatch 1 – Roundtable on Outsourcing and Security in the Cloud Challenges

September 10th – Roundtable on Outsourcing and Security in the Cloud just one highlight for eWorld 2010

September 21st – Live Broadcast Schedule from eWorld includes 13 seminars and a Roundtable discussion on “Security in the Outsourcing Cloud”

30

One Response “10th Annual Fall eWorld Purchasing & Supply (Event Page)” →

  1. Lewa Robert Wani

    January 27, 2011

    I would like to attent the traning for procurement policy

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 22,297 other followers

%d bloggers like this: