Coming Supply Chain Events
Australasian Shared Services & Outsourcing Week
April 16-19, 2012; Melbourne Conference & Exhibition Centre
As discussions on shared services and outsourcing continue to permeate board room agendas across the region, SSO Week 2012 is gearing up to take you on a journey of true business partnering, optimized workforce solutions, holistic risk management, in depth data insights, regional economic stimulation and next generation engagement.
April 22-24, 2012; Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Chicago
Join over 500 of the industry’s most influential executives for two days of educational sessions, solution research and peer networking at the Supply Chain Operations Private Exposition in Chicago. With its strongest educational program to date, representation from the industry’s top solution providers and new offsite networking function at Wrigley Field, this is an event you do not want to miss!
CSCMP Europe 2012
April 23-25, 2012; Hilton Frankfurt Airport, Germany
Discover groundbreaking solutions that will enhance your supply chain and the impact it has on your customers’ operations and performance at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professional’s Europe 2012 Conference. Global supply chain thought leaders will discuss the vital and dynamic processes you need to master to successfully compete in today’s marketplace, including performance measurement, collaboration, and risk management.
JDA Focus 2012
April 29-May 2, 2012; Aria Resort & Casino, Las Vegas
JDA’s annual global conference, FOCUS 2012, is the place to be for supply chain professionals who want to network, share best practices and hear how industry leaders are achieving supply chain, merchandising and pricing excellence. Whether you're looking for ways to improve your business process planning, drive cost efficiencies or maximize ROI for the supply chain solutions you currently have, FOCUS 2012 delivers unparalleled supply chain expertise.
SAP Ariba to digitise procurement for Expo 2020 suppliers
The global trade event, this year hosted in Dubai, was rescheduled from last year and will now take place between 1 October 2021 and 31 March 2022.
As the event’s Innovative Enterprise Software Partner, SAP Ariba solutions will fully digitise and automate the procure-to-pay lifecycle, providing a streamlined experience for thousands of market leading, global suppliers and strengthening the global supply chain with enhanced transparency and efficiency. The cloud-based platforms operate through on SAP Ariba’s UAE public cloud data centre and connects to the Ariba Network.
Expo 2020 "a long-term investment"
Mohammed AlHashmi, Chief Technology Officer, Expo 2020 Dubai, said the world trade event is “a long-term investment in the future that aims to enhance opportunities for sustainable business connectivity and growth”, which stretches beyond Expo 2020’s six-month window.
“Our partnership with SAP is an example of what can be achieved with the invaluable support of our technology partners to host one of the most digitally advanced World Expos ever,” he added. “The implementation of SAP Ariba solutions has transformed our end-to-end procure-to-pay cycle and helped set new standards of procurement automation for projects of this scale.”
To date, more than AED 1bn has already been transacted by Expo 2020 suppliers through SAP Ariba. The platform promotes collaborative partnerships and allows registered users to participate in sourcing events, negotiate and initiate contracts, and centralise their invoicing and payments in real time.
Claudio Muruzabal, President of EMEA South, SAP, said: “Expo 2020 Dubai is demonstrating global best practices in digitising its procurement process with SAP Ariba solutions to help gain visibility into its spend, tighten collaboration with its suppliers, and achieve process automation, including completely paperless invoicing.”
About Expo 2020 Dubai
Expo 2020 will take place in Dubai and is the first of the long-running World Expos to be hosted in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia territory. The original World Expo, called the Great Exhibiton, was hosted in 1851 at the Crystal Palace in London, designed as a showcase for the innovations of the Industrial Revolution.
Expo 2020 was originally due to run 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021, but was last year postponed in light of COVID-19 restrictions - though some business has already taken place virtually. The event will place greater emphasis on innovation in sustainable solutions through the Sustainability District, blending technology and culture. It is expected that around 70 per cent of the 25 million attendees will be international visitors.