EBG | Network invite you to an insightful online session grounded in a forward looking paper. What will impact procurement the most ahead? What does that mean to You working with procurement? Take the time to pause from your here and now tasks and join us and a knowledgeable group of professionals and look ahead.
When you hear the word ‘trend’ or ‘trends’ what immediately comes to mind? For most, it means that something new is on the near horizon, which of course is true. But lost in the ubiquity and vagueness of this definition is the real and practical impact that trends have on our profession.
Join EBG and Jon Hansen among a group of panelists:
– David Loseby, FAPM, FCMI, FCIPS Chartered, FRSA
– Phil Broughton, Head of Business Programs – The Americas, CIPS
– Chris Sawchuk, Principal and Global Procurement Advisory Practice Leader, The Hackett Group (joining us for the first half of the session)
Discuss what the top trends – and what they implicate on a more granular level – for procurement.
Date: March 12th 2019
Time: 2:30-3:30 CET
Place: Your computer/tablet/phone
Cost: Free of charge but requires registration
Organizer: EBG | Network & Zycus
Perception versus reality
During the webinar we will focus on 10 transformational realities and trends – what impact will they have on procurement? You who join are welcome to make your voice heard – and get instant feedback from the panel. A perfect way to spend an hour and get maximum value out of it.
The aim is to go beyond the obvious and to try to be specific – what is the real impact trends may or may not have on procurement as a profession and function.
Three trends in focus
Much like overarching catchphrases such as digital transformation, beyond the cloud on-the-ground thinking is critical, if you are to truly understand what trends such as Artificial Intelligence mean to the way you work in the everyday real world.
In this webinar, joining Procurement Insights’ Jon Hansen will be an international panel of industry experts who will talk about the top ten trends for 2019 before zeroing in on the three specific areas that will have the greatest impact on procurement professionals right now and for the foreseeable future.
Focus areas during this webinar will be:
- Of the top 10 trends, the panel will be discussing, we will focus on the three that are likely to have the greatest and most immediate impact on procurement
- The panel will provide insight that reflects both the benefits and challenges associated with the top 3 trends
- The panel will provide direction on what you as a procurement professional must do to address said challenges and remain relevant
All who register will receive the slides and recording, joining us online will give you the opportunity to compare live with peers. Your online and registration details will only be shared with the co-organizer. We promise to take care of your time spent with us.
Beyond trends reflections
In a series of articles, Jon Hansen ask industry experts to reflect on what will impact procurement ahead. Below you can find those related articles:
Beyond trends from industry experts | I – David Loseby
Beyond trends from industry experts | II – Jack Shaw
Beyond trends from industry experts | III – Kate Vitasek
Beyond trends from industry experts | IV – Phil Broughton
About Chris Sawchuk
Chris has over 20 years of experience in supply management, working directly with Fortune 500 and midsized companies around the globe and in a variety of industries to improve all aspects of supply management, including process redesign, technology enablement, operations strategy planning, organizational change and strategic sourcing. Mr. Sawchuk specializes in working directly with CPOs to help define a long-term strategy. He has been recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine as one of its “Pros to Know.” Mr. Sawchuk’s background includes engineering and operations roles with both United Technologies and IBM.
Chris is Principal and Global Procurement Advisory Practice Leader at The Hackett Group and has been with the company for nearly 20 years. He has seen the development procurement has, is and will be going through.
Learn more from their latest report on “The CPO Agenda: Expanding Procurement’s Influence Through Change and Innovation”, a report Chris co-wrote and is free to download.
The Hackett Group (NASDAQ: HCKT) is an intellectual property-based strategic consultancy and leading enterprise benchmarking and best practices digital transformation firm to global companies, offering digital transformation including robotic process automation and enterprise cloud application implementation. Services include business transformation, enterprise analytics, working capital management and global business services. The Hackett Group also provides dedicated expertise in business strategy, operations, finance, human capital management, strategic sourcing, procurement and information technology, including its award-winning Oracle and SAP practices.
The Hackett Group has completed more than 15,000 benchmarking studies with major corporations and government agencies, including 97% of the Dow Jones Industrials, 89% of the Fortune 100, 87% of the DAX 30 and 59% of the FTSE 100. These studies drive its Best Practice Intelligence Center™ which includes the firm’s benchmarking metrics, best practices repository and best practice configuration guides and process flows, which enable The Hackett Group’s clients and partners to achieve world-class performance.
About David Loseby
David Loseby, FAPM, FCMI, FCIPS Chartered, FRSA, is a CPO, Advisor, Author and Global Board of Trustees Member of CIPS.
With over 25 years’ experience at senior executive/director level driving value and change through procurement, organisational transformation and change management, my background spans a variety of roles with significant global experience and responsibilities in both private and public sectors (pharmaceuticals, banking, FMCG, manufacturing, consulting, retail, venture capital, healthcare (NHS) & local Government. Formerly Group Procurement Director for Inchcape Plc., I was the principal architect behind one of the key strategic pillars for leveraging global scale across the group.
Today’s businesses understand the need to leverage insights from behavioural science, social sciences, decision sciences and psychology as a critical success enabler.
My passion is to help organisations partner more effectively, harvest exponential value from their collaborative engagements and allow their people to be the best they can.David Loseby, LinkedIn
About Phil Broughton
I’m an internationally experienced commercial and relationship management professional focused on building successful projects with companies and organizations to help develop the capability of their procurement and supply chain people and drive improved performance through procurement and supply excellence.
CIPS is increasing its commitment to the Americas to ensure that it can fully support its corporate and public sector customers with products and services that help them develop and improve their procurement and supply team’s capability and performance. I’m responsible for ensuring that CIPS responds to the increasing demands from existing Americas-based customers as they address an ever-changing global economy, and that CIPS engages with new customers as they seek to ensure their procurement and supply people have the competency and understanding to improve procurement’s contribution to overall business performance.Phil Broughton LinkedIn profile
About Jon Hansen
As the Editor and lead writer for the Procurement Insights Blog, Jon Hansen has written nearly 3,000 articles and papers; as well as five books on subjects as diverse as supply chain practice, public sector policy, emerging business trends and social media.
In addition to being a much sought-after speaker and moderator internationally, Jon is also the host of the highly acclaimed PI Window on The World Show on Blog Talk Radio, which has aired more than 800 episodes since its initial broadcast in March 2009.
A two-time Ottawa Finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, out of a group of 15,000, Blog Talk Radio named Jon Hansen as one of their top 300 hosts.
Zycus is a leading global provider of complete Source-to-Pay suite of procurement performance solutions. Our comprehensive product portfolio includes applications for both the strategic and the operational aspects of procurement.
Zycus has been Recognized as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites for four years in a row, making it the only solution provider to achieve this feat.