Oracle Procurement Innovation Seminar
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9:00 AM~~1:00 PM~~(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London~~February 10, 2015~~February 10, 2015
9:00 AM~~February 10, 2015
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Feb 10, 2015
09:00 – 13:00
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Future Proof Procurement
Modern Procurement – What does the future-proof structure and strategy look like?
Oracle, Enrich and Spend Matters would like to invite you to an exclusive event focused on the strategy and structure of Modern Procurement and the key issues and opportunities that CPOs, Heads of Procurement and other procurement leaders should be considering to drive effectiveness.
Structuring the procurement organization is a key element of the overall procurement strategy and approach. But get the structure wrong, and the best strategy - and even the best people - won't be effective and achieve results within your organisation. Over the years, we’ve had CLAN (the Centre Led Action Network) proposed as a procurement strategy and structure for large organisations. CLAN suggests an operating approach for procurement based on a small procurement centre, probably including the CPO, setting strategy and direction whilst much actual procurement activity is devolved. Then we had SCAN - the Strategically Controlled Action Network - a structure with procurement professionals still close to the business, but with somewhat stronger central control and reporting. Of course there have been other models proposed and every organisation is different - but what are the key principles that you should consider when it comes to designing and implementing your structure? And what is next - does technology and social media change the game again?
Join a group of industry experts to learn more about the theory and the practice - what has worked and hasn't worked for them and the industry generally. And there will also be the opportunity for discussion and interaction with other senior practitioners during the morning.
Peter Smith from Spend Matters
Procurement Case study - David Lawson, Director of Procurement at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Managing Director at Spend Matters UK/Europe
Peter has been around procurement for 25 years as a manager, CPO, and consultant. He has an MA in Mathematics from Cambridge University, is a Fellow and was 2003 President of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. Peter was Procurement Director for the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (Europe), the Department of Social Security and the NatWest Group. As well as Spend Matters, Peter is MD of Procurement Excellence, a leading strategic consulting firm, and acts as a senior procurement adviser to key UK Government bodies.
He has worked for many leading public and private organisations, both on the procurement side and also to help organisations market and sell better to procurement people. Peter is a regular speaker at conferences and workshops, and his first book, co-authored with Fiona Czerniawska, was published in June 2010 by The Economist Books; “Buying Professional Services; How to get value for money from consultants and other professional services providers”. See more information
David Lawson MCIPS
Chief Procurement Officer
Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Following an early career at the Department of Social Security and then the Department of Environment, Transport, and the Regions David joined Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital. At 24 David became the youngest procurement head in the NHS at one of the largest hospitals in the country with a current turnover of £1.2b. In 2010 David won the Supply Chain Innovation Award at the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards for developing and implementing an innovative JIT off-site consolidation model. The following year David led a project to implement the largest deployment of automated inventory management systems in a hospital outside of North America across both clinical supplies and medicines. More recently David is now working with industry to develop new partnership models in which the medical device industry can support hospital efficiency through initiatives to improve patient pathways and reduce length of stay.
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