Meet the speakers: Shaun Plunkett, Macmillian Education

Macmillian Education VP Global Supply Chain, Shaun Plunkett, will be speaking at Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE: The Risk & Resilience Conference

In Brief

Name: Shaun Plunkett

Company: Macmillian Education

Position: VP Global Supply Chain

Year joined: 2018

Attending Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE: Thursday April 28

Panel discussion: Supply chain agility

Who is Shaun Plunkett?

Plunkett is a supply chain leader with 30 years’ experience. In a pre-COVID world, he spent most of his time at Macmillan Education traveling and meeting local offices across the globe in order to better understand their process and suggest best practices. 

He says: “I pride myself on being a change agent - someone who is invested in improving processes by challenging the status quo and raising the bar for service in whatever capacity I can. 

“I have been responsible for delivering a resilient and agile model based on regional supply and printing hubs with strategic partners in each continent. This strategy has delivered huge savings across freight, packaging, inventory and production.” 

He adds: “The need for reform at Macmillan Education was essential. The operation I inherited was Far East-focused, where a team of 30 would source books and bring them to our single warehouse in the UK, and then ship some of those products out again back to Asia. So you can imagine there were some inefficiencies there.”  

His previous experiences include supply chain operations for Universal Music Group, Harper Collins, Sony Music and Allied Bakeries. 

Who is Macmillan Education?

Macmillan Education is a publisher of English Language teaching and school curriculum materials. The company is based in London and operates in 40 countries worldwide.

About Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE: The Risk & Resilience Conference

This year, sister publications Procurement Magazine and Supply Chain Digital are heading back to the Tobacco Dock (London, UK) to host Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE: The Risk & Resilience Conference

The two-day hybrid event will be held on the 27th and 28th of April 2022, in-person and broadcast live via our fully interactive virtual platform.

To attend in-person or virtually for Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE: Risk & Resilience, click here.

Across these two unmissable days, the agenda will include seven core themes:

  • Supply Chain Risk & Resilience 
  • Digital Procurement
  • Transformation 
  • Supply Chain Sustainability 
  • The Global Logistic Forum 
  • Supplier & Contract Management 
  • Digital Ecosystems

To explore the full agenda for Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE: Risk & Resilience, click here.


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