May 17, 2020

Christensen Institute and Fung Group to collaboration on supply chain of the future

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James Henderson
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The Clayton Institute and Fung Group have agreed a five year project to work on the future of supply chain
The Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation and the Fung Group are to collaborate to explore how global market shifts and rapidly advanc...

The Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation and the Fung Group are to collaborate to explore how global market shifts and rapidly advancing technology are disrupting industries and paving the way for supply chains of the future.

The five-year collaboration will draw on the Christensen Institute’s seminal work on Disruption Theory, together with the Fung Group’s extensive knowledge on supply chains and emerging economies, to derive insights on future challenges and opportunities amidst rapid market change.

“Disruption across the supply chain carries an incredible opportunity to open up emerging markets, spur growth in developing nations, and provide essential goods to a greater portion of the world’s population.”

“In an increasingly digital world, the theory of Disruptive Innovation can be invaluable in understanding businesses and social institutions alike,” said Institute President Ann Christensen.

“Disruption across the supply chain carries an incredible opportunity to open up emerging markets, spur growth in developing nations, and provide essential goods to a greater portion of the world’s population.”

The Fung Group says it “sits at the nexus of these changes” with Li & Fung as the leader in consumer products supply chains working to meet new demands of speed, digitalisation and innovation.

“A better understanding of industry shifts and disruption derived from this collaboration will enable the Fung Group and its industry partners to leverage their transition to a digital world in a way that benefits citizens, consumers and communities worldwide,” it added.

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The partnership will support Li & Fung executive Jon George in residence full-time at the Institute as a visiting research fellow.

George will work closely with Institute researchers as well as Professor Clayton Christensen to merge leading theoretical frameworks with the insights of industry executives and practitioners with deep field experience.

“Consumer industries are undergoing a seismic shift from a fundamentally analogue approach to embracing fully the digital economy,” said Li & Fung, CEO Spencer Fung.

“At the same time, global markets are reshaping due to changes in demographics and new trading frameworks such as the Belt and Road initiative, which covers more than 60 countries and half the world’s population.

“In this unprecedented era of change, we are delighted to work with the Christensen Institute to create insights that will drive our businesses and create scalable, sustainable impact in the communities where we live and work.”

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Jun 18, 2021

New speakers announced for Procurement & Supply Chain Live

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Two leading executives join the lineup for this September’s inaugural supply chain and procurement live event, Procurement & Supply Chain Live

Two leading executives in supply chain transformation have been confirmed for this year's Procurement & Supply Chain Live event. 

Procurement & Supply Chain Live is the perfect opportunity to hear from prominent executives at the world’s leading procurement and supply chain businesses. The event will be streamed live from Tobacco Dock, London via the leading networking platform Brella.

CLICK HERE to sign up for Procurement & Supply Chain Live today and enjoy special early bird rates

The three-day show, running 28-30 September 2021, is an essential deep dive into the industry, with influential speakers sharing insights and strategies from their organisations, group roundtable discussions, and fireside chats. 

We take a look at the latest additions to the already amazing lineup of speakers announced so far, and what they will bring to the flagship event.


Shaun Plunkett 


VP Global Supply Chain at Macmillan Education Ltd

Shaun Plunkett


Shaun Plunkett has over 30 years of supply chain leadership experience in FMCG, entertainment and media sectors, supporting multi-billion euro businesses including Universal Music, EMI, Sony Music, Harper Collins and Associated British Foods. He has a track record of successfully delivering transformational change coupled with award winning operating models and developing and coaching global teams. Plunkett says that challenging the status quo is at the heart of what drives him on a daily basis - and encouraging others to continuously push the boundaries. 

Read more about Plunkett’s involvement in Macmillan Education’s supply chain transformation HERE


Vikram Singla

Digital Transformation Lead, Oracle UK and Board Member, CILT at Macmillan Education Ltd

Vikram Singla


Vikram Singla is digital transformation director at Oracle, UK. He helps supply chain and finance business leaders leverage technology to deliver meaningful business outcomes for their organisations. He also serves on the board if CILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport) – UK and is an Honorary Visiting Fellow at Anglian Ruskin University. Singla has more than 25 years’ experience in the technology sector, and in global supply chain transformation, including deploying business transformation programmes for Fortune 500 firms. In his spare time, Singla is a passionate brand ambassador for Cancer Research.

 

Plunkett and Singla join a growing line-up of speakers, including: Sheri R. Hinish, IBM; Robert Copeland, G4S; Daniel Weise, BCG; Mark Bromley, Mastercard; David Loseby, Rolls Royce; and Ninian Wilson, Vodafone Procurement Company. 

CLICK HERE to secure your place at Procurement & Supply Chain Live

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