16th Annual Supply Chain & Logistics Conference – 21 and 22 August 2015

If you haven’t booked your attendance at the up-coming 16th annual Supply Chain & Logistics Conference, of which the SCLAA is a host body, then don’t delay as the program is packed full of high-quality speakers. Two of the plenary sessions on Day One will be focused on Procurement and Disruptive Technology.

RECOGNISING PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY MANAGEMENT AS STRATEGIC PARTNERS: This interactive panel session will pose a number of key questions to ‘c’ suits including: What the Procurement and Supply Management teams need to do to be considered business partners within an organisation? Have we made the process too difficult and inflexible? Is the perception of procurement and supply management teams viewed as transactional rather than being considered strategic and how can this perception change? How does procurement measure and report value-add commercial outcomes to operations, finance, information, marketing and sales that doesn’t just focus on cost savings? This session is facilitated by Craig Lardner, Principal, Procurement Advisory Services. The Panel will include: Paul Mulder, Former Chief Executive Officer of Hancock Coal, Peter Morichovitis, Chief Procurement Officer, Gold Coast City Council, Kurt Baumgart, Chief Operating Officer, – Open Cut East, Downer EDI Mining and Karl Arnold, Former Chief Financial Officer of Glencore Zinc Australia – Regional.

IMPACT OF DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY ON THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS (AND SUPPLY CHAINS): New technology is disrupting traditional business models, industries and relationships. Cloud computing, mobile applications, wearables, augmented reality, the Internet of Things (IoT) are examples of Disruptive Technology. This panel discussion is designed to get you thinking about the impact of disruptive technology on your procurement processes, vendor engagement, risk management, contracts, commercial agreements and your supply chain in general. This session is facilitated by David Doherty OAM, Founder and Explorer, Supply Chain and Logistics Observatory. The panel will include: Wayne Gerard, Chief Executive Officer, RedEye Apps, Brad Vinning, Senior Associate – Corporate & Commercial, ClarkeKann Lawyers and Paul Kraack, Senior Manager – Procurement, ElectraNet.

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