Building a Resilient and Sustainable Supply Chain in 2021

Six of the world’s most influential procurement and supply chain leaders, spanning several industries and geographical regions, offer their insights on how to future-proof supply chains in the year ahead

What are the biggest challenges in the supply chain and procurement functions? What are the factors required to enable success? From ESG pressures, to predictive analytics, to sustainability and innovation, this three-part virtual roundtable explores the issues that will be key to the future of supply chain and procurement.

What characteristics do successful procurement and supply chain functions require today?

With consumer choices being increasingly driven by brands’ social purpose, and the millennial workforce more conscious than ever of environmental and social factors, our experts explore how procurement and supply chain functions can innovate for social good.

What are the factors to consider when creating a resilient supply chain?

How can procurement and supply chain functions become sufficiently agile to overcome unforeseen events, what is the role of partnerships and standards in driving maturity, and how can third party risk be managed?

How will procurement and supply chain functions evolve in the coming years?

Our experts offer their predictions for the future, from the expansion of the CPO’s role, to potential reframing of value metrics and areas where innovation is most needed. 

Contributors


Ingrid De Ryck

Chief Procurement and Sustainability Offer, Anheuser Busch

Malcolm Harrison

Group Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply

William Holmes

Global Head of Supplier Diversity, GlaxoSmithKline

Ryan Nied

Commercial Transformation Director, Global Procurement, bp

Charles Minutella

Head of Due Diligence, Refinitiv, an LSEG business

Thomas Udesen

Chief Procurement officer, Bayer, and Co-founder of the Sustainable Procurement Pledge