This webinar will focus on current developments in procurement, in the context of the importance of the appropriate management of all third-party expenditure and relationships. It will note that for a typical organisation around 30-80% of its cost base is incurred with third parties and that delivering the service or goods required by the customers of these organisations cannot be done without these third parties.
The key areas to be covered will be:
Nick is a qualified accountant, supply chain and risk professional and has held a variety of global financial, procurement and commercial positions in several industry sectors, working for companies such as PWC, BOC Group, The Virgin Group, Zurich Insurance Group and DHL Resilience360.
He has served on the Board of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply which is the biggest procurement professional body in the world with over 100,000 members. He also served as a specialist advisor to the World Economic Forum on the topic of systemic supply chain risk and was Chairman of the Supply Chain Risk Leadership Council and still serves on their Board. He has spoken and written extensively on supply chain risk management and business performance.
From 2008 he led the development and rollout of innovative and multi award winning supply chain risk products for Zurich Insurance Group, which gave him the opportunity to interact with many global companies and understand how they are addressing the real risk issues they are facing in terms of their supply chains and driving business performance.
He set up his own consultancy in 2018 and has been working principally in the area of how big data and machine learning can be applied to improve business performance from a supply chain perspective.
Nigel Miers (FCIPS)
Nigel is an experienced commercial professional, having spent the past 13 years working for Apple in EMEIA, executing multiple outsourcing projects. He has previously worked within FTSE 100 companies within the Finance, Airline and Pharmaceutical industries.
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