Managing change, risk and resilience, skilling up for the future – these were some of the topics discussed at CIPS Middle East Conference and Supply Management Awards.
The information and networking event was followed by the annual celebration of procurement projects and teams, showcasing the winning entries across categories from Best Public Procurement Project to Most Innovative Use of Technology.
Here are links to some of the conference highlights, and this year’s award winners:
Disagreeement can be positive
A panel of procurement leaders spoke on the importance of collaboration between departments, revealing some top tips on breaking out of silos and achieving business goals together.
Don’t delay, master blockchain today
That was the message for C-level executives from Dr Craig Voortman, supply chain logistics research scientist from the Saudi National Center of Excellence in Supply Chain and Logistics.
Relationships are key in procurement
If people don’t like you they won’t want to work with you, Cory Thwaites from Tecom said during a panel on talent management and development.
Responding to a stakeholder’s need for speed
Saudi Arabia’s private research university KAUST has embraced technology and automation to deliver a faster and more reliable supply chain, reduce costs and improve data flows.
Enable supply chain networks to bring in innovation
Dubai’s Expo 2020 launched a beta ERP platform that allows two-way communication, to great success.
All the winners at the CIPS SM Middle East Awards, headed by Emirates Flight Catering
Success for the EKFC team that identified the need and delivered a major change in approach, taking procurement to a new level. Download the winners book.