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The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) and ITN Productions Industry News launch new co-produced programme on ‘Future-Proofing the Supply Chain.’

CIPS 21 April 2022

Recent global disruptions have inevitably had a significant impact on the efficiency of supply chains. Future-ready supply chains need to be transparent, ethical and sustainable to drive profitability growth in these challenging economic times

CIPS has partnered with ITN Productions Industry News to produce 'Future-Proofing the Supply Chain’, a news-style digital programme raising awareness of the procurement and supply profession and the importance of building resilient and sustainable supply chains in an economic and environmentally-challenged world.

Recent global disruptions have inevitably had a significant impact on the efficiency of supply chains. Future-ready supply chains need to be transparent, ethical and sustainable to drive profitability growth in these challenging economic times. Anchored by presenter Sharon Thomas from ITN’s studio in London, Future-Proofing the Supply Chain’ features informative interviews with industry experts, news items and sponsored editorial profiles from leading organisations providing a platform to share best practice and encourage best practices as the standard and heart of supply chain management.

Malcolm Harrison, Group CEO, CIPS joins the programme to discuss how recent global disruptions have affected supply chains. Digitisation is also changing the role of procurement and how professionals need to develop more knowledge and skills to meet these new changes. In an interview with reporter Sharon Thomas, Malcolm Harrison says:

“To me, it’s absolutely critical because this is an issue for our planet (you know), this is about climate change, this is about protecting our environment for the future, this is about the responsible use of scarce resources.

“I believe that every CEO should make sure their organisation has a real focus on sustainability and many of the ESG challenges are in supply chains, so you need to have the right people with the right skills, focussed on addressing those challenges.”

A continuous improvement approach to business, and a culture committed to inclusion, the planet, and digital society, can also drive positive change in the wider world. In a reporter-led film, Ninian Wilson, CEO of Vodaphone Procurement, explains how the business has adopted a purpose-led? agenda to drive positive change.

As supply chains continue to be impacted by global events, Richard Blore, CEO of KY3P®, S&P Global, explains how KY3P’s integrated solution platform enables organisations to uncover supply chain vulnerabilities. GEP deliver software, services and strategic solutions to Fortune 500 business that mitigate and prepare for supply chain risks such as inflation, sanctions and labour and raw materials shortages. JAMIE OGILVIE-SMALS VP, Supply Chain Consulting, GEP advises on the importance of taking a strategic approach to refocus resources and add dedicated capacity to address inflationary rises.

The shortage of labour is one of the most pressing issues for procurement and supply chain organisations.  Reporter Nick Thatcher interviews CEO and Founder of consultancy firm The NiVACK Group, Nick Gunn, to find out more about labour dynamics and the importance of companies prioritising a comprehensive labour strategy. DHL encourage a diverse workforce and offer specialist training in sustainability for every team member from the board to the warehouse floor.  TUTU AKINKOYE Go Green Lead, DHL Supply Chain, UK & Ireland shares insights about the importance of contextualising sustainability for all staff. The Procurement Services Internship at EY and how it is paving the way for promising young professionals to pursue a career in supply chain services and procurement. Reporter Job Gibson interviews LARRY PHELAN Chief Supply Chain Officer, EY to hear more about their diverse workforce.

Procurement tech company JAGGAER is transforming the way we buy and sell our goods online with buyers and suppliers united on a single global network. Shannon Hore, Senior VP Procurement & Logistics, Abu Dhabi Airports Company shares her experience of how the platform facilitates better connections with suppliers. Compliance, invoicing and risk can play a parge part in the health and management of the supply chain. Paul Cooper, CEO of Tungsten, highlights how the Tungsten Network is supporting companies through their financial supply chain by driving digital transformation.

The programme will premiere at the CIPS Global Conference on 21st April 2022 and will be supported by an extensive communications campaign led by CIPS and its professional partners and supported by ITN Productions. Nina Harrison-Bell, Head of ITN Productions Industry News, said:

“We are delighted to partner once again with CIPS to produce a programme which raises awareness of important issues and particularly the importance of sustainable supply chain solutions.  Sustainability is a key factor in influencing societal decisions. Consumers and governments increasingly want the goods and services they purchase and companies they do business with to contribute positively to society."

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About CIPS 

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) is the world’s largest professional body in this field and is the dynamic champion driving the procurement and supply management profession.  It is the worldwide centre of excellence on procurement and supply management issues.  CIPS has a global membership of over 60,000 in 150 different countries, including senior business people, high-ranking civil servants and leading academics. 

The activities of procurement and supply chain professionals have a major impact on the profitability and efficiency of all types of organisation and CIPS offers corporate solutions packages to improve business profitability. www.cips.org; @CIPSnews 

About ITN Productions Industry News

ITN Productions produces bespoke creative and commercial content for broadcasters, businesses, brands, rights holders and digital channels. Industry News forms part of this offering and is a communications tool for leading industry bodies and national associations produced in a broadcast news-style programme format, including interviews, news items and sponsored editorial profiles. For more information visit: www.itnproductions.co.uk

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