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25th January 2022 10:30 - 12:00 Online

SUPC members: Join us for this free UKUPC webinar brought to you by NEUPC covering a range of current challenges that many procurement professionals and functions are facing.

The 90-minute session led by Peter Smith MA FCIPS FRSA, will cover a range of current challenges that many procurement people and functions are facing including:

  • Inflation, price, and commercial challenges
  • Supply availability and supply chain resilience
  • Reputational risk and environmental impact

​The procurement industry is seeing more supply disruptions and shortages than we have for decades. Meanwhile, inflation is taking off, which brings challenges to everyone, but particularly for organisations where revenue and budgets are also being squeezed.

The webinar will provide practical ideas in terms of managing cost, value and risk, and Peter will provide thoughts on how "procurement with purpose" can be meaningful and positive for any organisation. Including steps that procurement professionals can take away to help their organisations through these unique times.

About Peter Smith MA FCIPS FRSA: After graduating from Cambridge, Peter started his procurement career at Mars Confectionery, then was Procurement Director for Dun & Bradstreet Europe, the UK Department of Social Security, and NatWest Group. He is a Fellow and was 2003 President of CIPS and was Managing Editor of the Spend Matters Europe website 2010-18. His 3rd book was published by Penguin Business last year;  Bad Buying – How Organisations Waste Billions Through Failures, Frauds and F*ck-ups” lifted the lid on amazing stories of disaster in the business and public sector world!  His latest book, Procurement with Purpose, has just been published, looking at how procurement can drive environmental, social, and economic wider value for the planet and its people. It is available here.

We are pleased to offer UKUPC members a £3 discount if you order the book through the Brown Dog website - just use the code PWP2021 at the checkout.

Registration Instructions

Please register above using the 'Book Now' button. The webinar is open and free to members of UKUPC.