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CPD 2We all want our suppliers to serve us well but sometimes the excellent ones are hard to find. The good news is there’s a new breed of professional supplier emerging, seeking to be chosen by you and prepared to deliver on those aspects important beyond just price.

In Malcolm’s energetic presentation you’ll get an insight into:

• How committed suppliers are gearing themselves up to be your chosen or preferred supplier

• The 10 criteria they are focusing on for improvement, compliance, innovation and risk mitigation and how you can use these in your selection process

• How you can breed beacon suppliers and create a resilient and focused supply chain

If you want to create leadership in your selection, stimulation and management of suppliers and create a toolkit for supplier selection, then come and see how they are seeing it, how you can create profitable and productive synergy and truly find your Supplier Sweet Spot!

Date: Thursday 24 April 2014
Venue: The Lymm Hotel
Address: LYMM
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Tuesday 22 April 2014

We are pleased to welcome Professor Michael Bourlakis to share his wealth of knowledge and experience on the topic of responsible and sustainable supply chains.

The evening will commence with a brief introduction to the logistics and supply chain research centre at Cranfield School of Management, showcasing highlights of some of the numerous research-related initiatives undertaken by the Cranfield Team during the past few months, followed by a discussion on the current trends in Supply Chain Management, with a particular focus on Sustainability.

Professor Bourlakis will then move on to address the concept of Supply Chain Responsibility and analyse Waitrose and its Corporate Social Responsibility strategy with its suppliers to draw the presentation to life. He will also examine key performance indicators in relation to sustainability performance in the food chain and address specific logistics and supply chain areas where various food chain members over and underperform.

Professor Bourlakis’ presentation will provide numerous insights into supply chain sustainability, which will be extremely beneficial to all managers and practitioners.

Date: Tuesday 29 April 2014
Venue: Cranfield Management Development Centre
Address: CRANFIELD
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Sunday 27 April 2014

CPD 2Keir Warner is Senior Category Manager for NHS Wales. Established in April 2011, NWSSP (NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership) became hosted by Velindre NHS Trust in June 2012.

The aim is to become 'world class' by 2016, and NWSSP have recently undergone a restructuring programme to better align resources with the strategic direction of the organisation. This involves strengthening the local Procurement business teams. Through the category management process, NWSSP maximise sustainable and competitive advantage for its customers and provide support across corporate services; facilities, estates, IT, telecommunications, medical, surgical and pharmacy. NWSSP Procurement Services was honoured for outstanding achievement in 2012/2013 - Collaborative Procurement Initiative of the Year, and highly commended for Best Supplier Engagement Initiative.

Date: Tuesday 29 April 2014
Venue: The Parc Thistle Hotel
Address: CARDIFF
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Sunday 27 April 2014

CPD 2The term 'procuring' was originally associated with the world’s oldest profession, but Procurement as we know it is a relatively new profession. So why is it that many of us are stuck in the past?

This event will focus on why Procurement needs to drop old habits and adapt, in order to be successful and avoid extinction. We will look at what we are doing wrong, what we can do differently and how we can be better at what we do right. We will cover how you can build strong relationships with your stakeholders, overcome internal barriers and develop sourcing strategies that work quickly and effectively

Date: Thursday 01 May 2014
Venue: Proxima, London
Address: LONDON
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Tuesday 29 April 2014

The event will describe how Linkedin is used by salespeople to identify leads and consider how procurement people can exploit the functionality of Linkedin to raise their profile, explore markets and find, research & connect with their ideal contacts, suppliers & other individuals.CPD 2

Date: Thursday 01 May 2014
Venue: Chateau Impney Hotel
Address: WORCESTERSHIRE
Fee: Members - £0.00 per person
  Non-members - £0.00 per person
or call us on 0845 880 1188
Booking ends on Tuesday 29 April 2014