May 17, 2020

Year in Review: Corning Incorporated

Supply Chain
Sean Galea-Pace
2 min
Tom Kruse discusses supply chain strategies at Corning Incorporated
In the September issue of Supply Chain Digital, we interviewed Tom Kruse, Global Head, Supply Chain Collaboration & Consortiums, at Corning Incorpor...

In the September issue of Supply Chain Digital, we interviewed Tom Kruse, Global Head, Supply Chain Collaboration & Consortiums, at Corning Incorporated. Here, we reflect on the in-depth interview.

As a leading organisation in the glass manufacturing space, Corning has a range of business lines that serve and enable the latest trends in the optical communications, mobile consumer electronics, life sciences vessels, automotive and display markets. “Overall, we manufacture a really mixed product line with our clients, customers and other multinational companies in mind,” Kruse explains.

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Corning has overseen a rapid transformation in the number of consortia it has become involved in over the past few years. Having participated in just one consortium two and a half years ago, the company has experienced a major surge, with the figure increasing to 11 in a short space of time. “We’re seeking out new consortiums or Group Purchasing Organizations (GPO’s), in different markets to understand what they’re doing and how we can benefit by joining them,” explains Kruse. “Ultimately, we measure the savings by evaluating the contribution to operating margins (COMs) and decide how we can make them perform. Other than savings we need to ask ourselves: what other value can we gain from them? For example, we’re pursuing market intelligence, understanding best practices and working with other organisations to exchange information.”

Following the introduction of Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), manufacturing companies must adopt and embrace new technologies in order to remain a leader in the sector. Kruse believes digital transformation is the core component to Corning’s decision-making processes moving forward. “We have different internet platforms where we exchange information externally with collaboration partners, suppliers, like-minded organizations and customers,” he explains. “We’re working on this with a great sense of urgency because we recognise that digitalisation and digital transformation are becoming vitally important to us.” 


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Jul 30, 2021

The Ultimate Procurement & Supply Chain Event

Procurement
Supplychain
live
event
3 min
Take a look at our agenda for Procurement & Supply Chain Live, where innovation meets implementation, coming to you live from London

From September 28th-30th, network with C-level executives, gain insight from industry pioneers and walk away with actionable insights that accelerate your career. By the end of the week, we promise you’ll have the skills to solve the world’s most pressing supply chain and procurement challenges. 

The three-day show is an essential deep dive into the industry, with influential speakers sharing insights and strategies from their organisations, group roundtable discussions, and fireside chats. Whether you attend virtually or in person, you’ll strategise how to cope with global disruption, learn from industry leaders, and walk away with tips, tactics, and tangible connections. 

 

How to Attend

 

In a COVID-disrupted era, we know that the majority of people would rather avoid travelling for events─why take the risk, right? In response to the continued disruption, BizClik Media Group has decided that Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE will offer the best of both worlds through hybrid accessibility. 

That means you and your peers can attend the event in person or virtually ─ with no disadvantages for people who choose not to make the trip to the Tobacco Dock venue. 

 

In-Person

 

Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE will be held at the Tobacco Dock in London, an industry-leading venue that is renowned for delivering world-class events. For attendees’ peace of mind, the venue is working to the government-endorsed AEV All Secure Framework, alongside mia’s AIM Secure and ‘Good to Go’ accreditation, they will ensure that we achieve a COVID-secure environment to facilitate all of your networking needs. 

 

Virtually

 

Our physical venue is both historic and stunning, but it has no bearing on the information that you and your peers can gain from the event. You can still absorb it all, interact with other attendees, and enjoy the conference experience on your alternative, virtual platform. 

The platform will feature live feeds from all of the stages, as well as virtual networking areas. So, if you want to avoid travel, it’s not a problem! You can still get involved and enjoy the entire experience from the comfort of your own home. 


 

What’s on the agenda?

 

With keynote addresses from global leaders, dynamic roundtable discussions, and extensive networking opportunities, Procurement & Supply Chain 2021 will expand your network, deliver insight, and enhance your organisation’s reach. 

Across the three-day event, a number of relevant topics and trends surrounding procurement and supply chain will be discussed. 

 

  • Tuesday 28 September - Digital supply chain
  • Procurement strategy (11:30 am)
  • Supply chain leaders forum (12:00 pm)
  • Women in supply chain (14:00 pm)
  • Procurement technology (14:30 pm) 
  • Wednesday 29 September - Procurement consulting
  • Sustainability (11:30 am) 
  • Supply chain management (12:00 pm) 
  • Digitalisation (14:00 pm)
  • Risk & Resilience (14:30 pm)
  • Thursday 30 September - APAC sessions (04:00 am)


 

Influential executives from around the world will give their insights and professional experiences surrounding these topics, allowing you and your company to leave with valuable information. 

The past year has shown how important supply chains are and the importance of managing them correctly. With increasing digitalisation across all industries, you won’t want to miss out on our great speakers and information surrounding this topic. Preparing your company for the future is key, and we are sure you will gain great insights at our three-day event. 

Order now to make the most of our early-bird offer. Ticket prices increase over 50% soon! For tickets and information, head over to our event site.

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