Category Management in Practice (Hosted by GEP)

Wednesday, 26 September 2018 - DERBY


Category Management in Practice (Hosted by GEP)
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World class procurement organisations have done their part in driving savings over the past decade, but there are diminishing returns to traditional approaches. In the decade ahead, procurement organizations must increase their level of partnership with business leaders while providing sustainable value that extends beyond cost savings. Strategic category management (SCM) is an approach that aligns procurement activities with business objectives and helps enable this partnership aspiration.

This session will build a case for developing or enhancing a SCM programme. As part of the session Bruno Khan, Senior Director, Consulting at GEP, will discuss why SCM is needed, what it entails and how to get started with a SCM programme. The session will be grounded in real-world examples and participants will have the opportunity to share their inputs.


    This event is open to CIPS members and non-members.

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    Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served from 18:00 and a light buffet and refreshments will be provided at the end of the evening.

    18:00Event registration and refreshments
    18:30Event start
    19:45Q&A and networking
    20:30Event close


    Bruno Khan

    Senior Director, ConsultingGEP

    Bruno has 10 years of Procurement / Management consulting experience and 5 years of industry experience delivering global complex projects. His functional expertise includes post-merger logistics integration/optimization, design for sourcing/manufacturing, manufacturing strategy, supply chain (SC) network rationalization, SC business intelligence, Lean Six Sigma in engineering/manufacturing environments, opportunity assessments, market intelligence, analytics, value chain mapping, SRM, Contract Management organizational design. His category expertise includes Professional Services (Consulting, Legal), Chemicals, Logistics, Facilities, Packaging.

    Prior to GEP, he worked 5 years at A.T. Kearney in London and Dubai, where he led projects across various industries in W. Europe / N. America / Nigeria / Saudi Arabia / UAE, including strategy, due diligence, implementation, supply chain post-merger integration, logistics optimization and network rationalization. He also supported Business Development efforts and talent growth, working with partner schools.

    He has 3 degrees: LBS MBA ’08, Georgia Tech MS Mech. Eng ’01, Arts et Métiers ParisTech MS ’00.

    He holds 4 US patents and speaks French / Spanish (bilingual), German / Italian (professional).


    Wednesday 26 Sep - DERBY

    Rolls Royce Leisure Association
    Moor Lane
    DE24 9HY
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