Max Goonan, Networks Director – The Faculty, talks up the advantages of collaborative learning.
Hear Max state his case for “positive independence” – where every person in the profession perceives that they are linked with each other in such a way that one cannot succeed unless everyone succeeds.
David Noble, Group Chief Executive of The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), provides a fascinating insight into the profession from the point of view of the chartered body.
Addressing and shifting some paradigms about procurement first, David then goes on to speak about the importance of ethics and compliance and how licensing the profession helps professionals in their day-to-day roles.
Chris Sawchuk, Principal – The Hackett Group, stresses the importance of adding differentiation in addition to value.
Chris says that Procurement needs to add market intelligence as one of its services. We need to create services that are based on our customers and become more of a pull model rather than a push model.
Keynote speaker Chris Lynch (CFO, Rio Tinto) spoke about fostering a culture of “intrapreneurship” within large organisations and understanding that the bigger your idea is, the more resistance it will face.
However he went on to state that by persisting with your idea, taking ideas from other sources, including suppliers, and showing the outcomes, you are more likely to succeed.