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  • Day 1

    Tuesday 2nd April 2019

  • 09.30 - 09.35
    Explanation of theme and proceedings

  • 09.35 - 10.20
    Einstein himself highlights that 'time itself may not be all it seems.' Why do some achieve so much (predicting or acting to create future success) with the same amount of 'hours' as others? What do we do with the time we have plays a significant role towards value creation: a pre requisite for success. In this session we will explore some paradigms and strategies to help you get more done both today and tomorrow! including: • The science busting the myth of multi-tasking: neuro-science & the 3 real ways to 'multi task' • Productivity-process partnership: streamlining value creation • 6 common 'process deficiencies' with clues of how to fix them • The 3 mental states creating the perception of time & the 3 mindsets to adopt • The pertinence of productivity to innovation • Productivity & the 3 tiers of value

  • 11.00 - 11.45
    In this brainstorming session, CPO’s will collectively endeavour to paint a picture of what the world looks like from the top of the value curve. • What might ‘procurement value’ look like to our organisation? • What activities would the procurement team be engaged in? • What capabilities would they have? • How would they be perceived by their business, and their suppliers?

  • 11.50 - 12.35
    Two CPO’s submitted similar questions about how we transition the role of procurement and the way it is perceived. In this round-table we will examine the concept and identify strategies to make the transition. • How do we move from being “Guardians of Process” to “Facilitators of Progress”? • How do we transform procurement from being a compliance function to being outcomes focused? • What are the main obstacles, both internal and external, and how do we overcome them? *The ‘Guard dogs to guide dogs’ analogy was used by Dr Sara Cullen at the PASA Premier ConfeX in 2018. Sponsor: Grosvenor Performance Group

  • 13.35 - 14.15
    With procurement team's taking on more and more responsibility, maybe the time has come to be more tactical in segmenting the procurement team's work plan amongst the growing range of different options • Today's overwhelming procurement BRIEF, that is not so brief anymore • Segmenting your work plan tactically to share the work with a range of solutions • How busy procurement teams can save time & reap hard benefits by outsourcing sourcing • The brazen logic of leveraging other people's volume

  • 14.15 - 15.00
    As we will have just heard from Oliver Lazarevic, CEO at Supply Clusters, spend aggregators can provide a number of advantages in terms of resourcing and of course, leveraging shared volumes. • How can we best utilise spend aggregators? • Who are the best spend aggregators for indirect material and direct material (if any)? • What’s the best way of working with them?

  • 14.15 - 15.50
    A toolkit of 10 themes to improve personal productivity: clawing back significant time each day to reinvest best. Productivity & personal performance breaking the paradigm of digital as the default fix all or as an excuse for non-achievement. (This includes leveraging the skills and capabilities of personal flow to advancement and success.)

  • 15.05 - 15.50
    Technology is touted as one of the key levers to drive procurement to the next level, but with an ever increasing number of solutions on offer, making the right decision about which technology to implement is complex. • How do you set your priorities and develop your technology plan? • Which technologies are likely to give you the biggest return, quickly? • Which technologies might we implement now to ensure future success?

  • 16.30 - 17.10
    Businesses discuss the war on talent for almost every function and Procurement is no exception. Attracting and developing high performing capable Procurement professionals is highly dependent upon leadership and culture. What was considered an exceptional procurement specialist ten years ago is mediocre or no longer meets expectations. To be respected as a function requires your entire team to be ambassadors for Procurement. They need to have the technical capability, process expertise, influencing skills and emotional mindset to build rapport, trust and credibility with your internal and external partners. How do you assess your level of capability and what you need for future to be able to prioritise your learning and training requirements?

  • 17.10 - 17.15

  • 19.00 - 22.00

  • Day 2

    Wednesday 3rd April 2019

  • 09.00 - 09.05
    Review of Day One

  • 09.05 - 09.45
    Decision makers routinely receive north of 200 emails a day and not uncommonly take home hundreds of pages of papers and packs to review and rework each weekend. The same people tell me that if they can’t grasp what a person is asking them very, very quickly, they will flag the email (or paper or pack) for later, and then often take a long time to come back to it. To cut through this clutter as Procurement Professionals wanting to add greater value to our businesses, you must know how to get their attention fast. Davina Stanley introduces some simple tactics to help you do just that!

  • 09.45 - 10.30
    Many procurement organisations face pressure to allocate resources to direct procurement (ie those people directly involved in the front-line procurement/category activities) at the expense of the indirect resources that are focused on elements such as training and capability development, systems (maintenance and development), and compliance (i.e. the more back office roles). Not surprising given that it is in the direct area that the business usually sees results. • But can the direct ‘actors’ really shine without support from a great backstage crew? • What can go right and what can go wrong if we get the balance wrong? • How do we find the right balance?

  • 09.45 - 11.10
    A toolkit drilling into the specific wastage & lost opportunities based on behavioural sciences personality profiling (DISC, MBTI, Social Styles, Hogan, Hermaan etc). Where are the individuals achilles heels and what can we do to fix them. What are the personal fires we're fighting harder than we need to?

  • 10.35 - 11.10
    High hopes are held for how AI & RPA are going to add value to not only procurement, but the whole business. • How will AI/RPA allow procurement staff to move even further up the value chain? • How do we make the case for investment in the technology? • What capabilities are we going to need as our teams move up the value chain?

  • 11.40 - 12.25
    Sustainable Procurement With ISO20400 now firmly in place, procurement teams now have a solid reference point in relation to sustainable procurement. Many procurement teams invest significant resources in ensuring that their practices are sustainable. • What does sustainable procurement look like to different stakeholders? • How will we ensure our organisation understands the value and role of sustainable procurement?

  • 11.40 - 13.15
    The ability to communicate strategically so that business audiences of all stripes can not only grasp your point quickly but see the value you bring is essential for today’s Procurement Professionals. Mastering a simple three-step process is key to going beyond being a solid performer and being recognised as a value-adding partner in your business. In the workshop I will help you • Think more deeply about your audience and purpose • See how to structure your thinking around one key idea that is supported powerfully and • Have ideas for delivering that thinking in whatever form is necessary to engage your audience quickly

  • 12.30 - 13.15
    With modern slavery law now in place, procurement and supply chain teams are going to have to work out how they are going to effectively implement it into their supply chains. There has been plenty of advice in the market about what it means, but: • How are you going to implement it without it becoming another layer of bureaucracy, while providing necessary risk management to your board or executive team?

  • 14.05 - 14.45
    So what were the outcomes of the round-table discussions on many of the biggest challenges facing procurement leaders today? This session will feature eight short presentations revealing the key points from the discussions for delegates to take-away.

  • 14.45 - 15.25
    The world is changing. What is happening from a global political perspective? How is automation and outsourcing changing procurement and where we will need to be in future?

  • 15.25 - 15.30