Exclusive Video: The Strategic Sourcing Forum

Speaking at Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE 2023, three leading execs took to the stage to discuss strategic sourcing in procurement and supply chains

As the world’s fastest-growing procurement and supply chain event, Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE 2023 was a disruptive learning and networking event that showcased some of the industry’s top speakers across innovation, thought leadership and strategy. 

Benn Godfrey, Vice President Procurement, G4S

The Strategic Sourcing Forum

Centred around sourcing, this panel of executives deep-dived into the critical importance of strategic sourcing. 

Speakers of the panel included: 

  • Milind Tailor, Global Head, Services Procurement & Vendor Management at Diebold Nixdorf
  • Andrew Turner, Global Head of Indirect Procurement, JLL
  • Benn Godfrey, Vice President Procurement, Rolls-Royce

The three begin by discussing the importance of aligning sourcing efforts with the overall business objectives and goals of an organisation, citing its impact on various aspects such as cost, resilience, delivery, quality, and innovation.

Discussing the dynamics of managing strong relationships with suppliers while maximising value,  The panellists highlighted the complexity of supplier relationships, the need for mutual value, and the challenges associated with aligning goals and changing dynamics.

Elsewhere in the discussion, the panellists discussed technology, due diligence, balancing long-term contracts with adaptability, and the benefits of combining technological advancements and human expertise to drive successful procurement strategies.

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