5th Sept. 2024: Circular Economy, 6 initiatives procurement can lead! An EIPM webinar.

Are you ready to dicover a key approach to sustainability that is transforming industries worldwide?

Join us for an engaging and insightful webinar on the circular economy, what role procurment can play in its implemnetion while discovering how it is reshaping the automotive sector!

What is the circular economy?

The circular economy represents a significant shift from the traditional linear economic model of ‘take-make-dispose’ to a more sustainable ‘reduce-reuse-recycle’ approach. this innovative model aims to keep resources in use for as long as possible, minimizing waste and maximizing efficiency.

Why the automotive industry?

The automotive industry is at the forefront of this transformation. by embracing the circular economy, car manufacturers and some of their suppliers are reducing their environmental footprint, lowering costs, creating additional revenue streams and reducing their dependency on virgin raw materials.

What will you learn?

In this webinar, we will cover:

  • Understanding the circular economy: gain a clear understanding of the principles and benefits of the circular economy.
  • Application in the automotive industry: explore real-world examples of how the circular economy is being implemented across the automotive sector.
  • Key initiatives for procurement: discover the six critical initiatives that procurement leaders must champion to drive sustainability and efficiency in their supply chains.

Speaker

Herve Legenvre

Hervé blends academic and practitioner thinking to create unique learning experiences.
He continuously looks at the trends that will shape the business world. He believes that the competitive edge of companies will increasingly be co-created with suppliers and other external partners. He has developped methodologies to map business ecosystems and to create IoT vision.

2023 awards winners

Compete to the 2024 EIPM Peter Kraljic Awards

Winners of the 2023 edition: Philippe Chraibi (EIPM), Maan Alothimeen (NHC), Milton Almeida & Anabela Pinto (Bondalti), Patricia Roxo (Rovensa), Maxi Glas (Savills), Jani Suomalainen (Valmet), George Keogh (Savills), Pierre Anger (EIPM), Herve Legenvre (EIPM).
Missing on the picture: Kalekim Chemicals team.

Are you heading a dynamic Purchasing/Procurement and Supply Chain Management organisation?

Here’s your chance to gain recognition and be celebrated among the best in the industry. Enter the prestigious EIPM-Peter Kraljic Awards competition, which has been honouring exceptional Purchasing/Procurement organisations since 2010.

Why participate? This fact-based award process identifies and celebrates organisations like yours that serve as role models, driving transformative practices within global supply chains.

Here’s how the award process unfolds:

  • Start by assessing your organisation against the EIPM Procurement Excellence Model, using the Bee-Best tool. Access to this platform is completely free of charge. Visit https://bee-best.org to get started.
  • A distinguished Jury, presided over by Dr. Peter Kraljic himself, will carefully select the finalists. If your organisation makes the cut, you will receive a validation visit or interview between mid-October and mid-November. The insights gathered from these visits will be compiled into a detailed report.
  • Finally, the winners will be nominated by the esteemed Jury and honoured during the highly anticipated EIPM Annual Conference.

If you’re new to the EIPM-Peter Kraljic Awards, we encourage you to explore the detailed process, learn about the various categories, and discover previous winners who have set the benchmark for excellence.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to showcase your purchasing prowess. The deadline for assessment submissions is 20th September 2024.

Join the EIPM-Peter Kraljic Award competition today and let your organisation’s achievements shine!

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2024.10.10: People Development Strategies for Procurement Professionals

Join Us at the People Development Workshop!

Are you an HR professional, People Development expert, Training specialist, Chief Procurement Officer, or senior Purchasing/Procurement professional? This exclusive forum is designed just for you!

Why Attend?

Learn Best Practices: Discover cutting-edge strategies and share experiences on developing high-performing procurement teams.

Enhance Team Capabilities: Equip your procurement teams with advanced skills and innovative approaches to deliver substantial value and strategic advantage.

Connect with Industry Leaders: Network with top professionals in HR, training, and procurement, and build valuable relationships.

Share Success Stories: Discover real-world examples of how industry leaders have achieved excellence in team development and procurement.

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This workshop serves as a vital meeting point where industry leaders can exchange best practices, discuss advanced strategies, and share challenges and success stories in developing high-performing procurement teams.

In today’s competitive landscape, the role of procurement teams extends beyond mere cost-cutting. Effective team development in procurement not only drives efficiency but also significantly contributes to the top-line growth of companies. By equipping your teams with advanced skills and innovative approaches, they can deliver substantial value and strategic advantage to your organization.

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with peers, gain valuable insights, and enhance the capabilities of your procurement teams to foster both operational excellence and business growth.

Agenda

Wojciech Minda

Procurement Excellence Manager, Philip Morris International

Wojciech brings 17 years of corporate procurement know-how to the table to shape the capability development programme for 500 global procurement pros. He’s a strong advocate of pushing past the classical capabilities like negotiations or category management, injecting fresh topics like innovation and risk management into the learning mix. Wojciech deploys an adaptive framework to flexibly feed the function with the blend of what is needed for procurement to be world class business partner.

Dominique Lebigot

Chief Purchasing Officer, LVMH Wines & Spirits

Leading the LVMH Wines & Spirits purchasing team for the last 11 years, Dominique’s unparalleled expertise stands as a beacon of excellence in the global purchasing community. Having held senior purchasing roles across diverse industries, his visionary leadership has solidified his status as an undeniable authority in procurement worldwide.

Herve Legenvre

Research Director, EIPM

Hervé blends academic and practitioner thinking to create unique learning experiences.
He continuously looks at the trends that will shape the business world. He believes that the competitive edge of companies will increasingly be co-created with suppliers and other external partners. He has developped methodologies to map business ecosystems and to create IoT vision.

Human resilience for Supply chain resilience

2024.06.20: “Human resilience for Supply Chain resilience”

The webinar will explore how supply chain resilience depends, in fine, on human abilities and attitude.

Supply chain resilience defined as the ability to respond to unplanned events and sudden changes, can be achieved thanks to a diversity of tools methods and best practices. However, ultimately, it is the ability of humans to react to these changes that makes the difference. The webinar will share some key ideas and some practical industry examples that illustrates the effectiveness of human-centred approaches to managing disruptions.

This webinar delivered by Yann Teste from the Volvo AB Group and Hervé Legenvre from EIPM. Together they will explore the following topics:

  • What are the characteristics of highly resilient organisations?
  • What is the role of humans in navigating supply chain disruptions?
  • What type of human-centric strategies alongside traditional tools and methods can be employed to build resilience
  • What are practical examples from different industries that demonstrate the effectiveness of human-centred approaches.

Speakers

Yann Teste

Yann Teste is an executive in Purchasing and Supplier management with an extensive experience in different countries in the automotive and construction industry.

He is also passionate about Human dynamics, interactions, and impacts on the business.

Since now several years he is also engaged in Sustainability Transition Management and supply chain resilience thanks to leadership and human capabilities.

Yann has been working in Purchasing and Operation jobs in Europe and Asia for the last 25 years. He now manages a global team responsible for the strategic sourcing of a 2.2 Bio $ spend for the Construction Equipment division of Volvo AB group.

He is currently in charge of all Global Categories/commodities purchasing for Volvo Construction Equipment.

Herve Legenvre

Hervé blends academic and practitioner thinking to create unique learning experiences.
He continuously looks at the trends that will shape the business world. He believes that the competitive edge of companies will increasingly be co-created with suppliers and other external partners. He has developped methodologies to map business ecosystems and to create IoT vision.

2024.05.30: “AI in Procurement”, a free webinar by EIPM

Introduction to AI in Procurement

In today’s world, it is difficult to imagine a situation where we aren’t in touch with Technology daily. With the rapid growth of AI solutions in different aspects of our lives, this notion is further strengthened. In this webinar, we dig into understanding some concepts around AI, the benefits that it brings and further, some key application areas within the Procurement function.

In this webinar, we’ll cover:

  • Introduction to AI and some definitions
  • Benefits of AI
  • AI in Procurement
  • Implementing AI solutions in Procurement

Who should attend?

We target curious and ambitious procurement and Supply Chain professionals – CPOs, Supply Chain Directors, Category Managers, Logistic Managers, Buyers Interested in getting an introductory knowledge about AI applications in Procurement.

Choose your session:

Speaker

Manish Shanbhag

Manish Shanbhag has over 18 years of International experience in supply chain consulting  in the retail sector, Sourcing / Procurement in the Energy (manufacturing) and Transport sectors. Manish has several years of experience in defining and managing Sourcing and Performance methodologies, tools and key initiatives.

31st EIPM CPO Round Table: Procurement Frontiers: Shaping the Future with AI, Sustainability, and Talent.

In today’s rapidly evolving business ecosystem, Procurement is not just about transactions—it’s about transformation.

 The EIPM CPO Round Table delves into the dynamic interplay between AI, sustainability practices, and the cultivation of talent, charting new horizons for the procurement profession.

Join us as we navigate the procurement frontiers, harnessing the power of technology, sustainability, and talent to shape a brighter, more resilient future for your organization. Elevate your expertise, network with industry trailblazers, and gain invaluable insights to drive your procurement strategies forward.

Don’t miss out on this unparalleled opportunity to be at the forefront of Procurement innovation. Reserve your seat now and be part of shaping  the future of the industry!

To join the event, please contact Natalia at natalia.savitcaia@eipm.org.

This year the CPO Round Table will be hosted in Lavaux Region, Switzerland.

Webinar: Demystifying Innovation in Procurement: Strategies and Best Practices

What You'll discover

  • Join us for this collaboration between Zycus & EIPM
  • Initiate Procurement Innovation: Discover the fundamentals of starting innovation in procurement.
  • Kill the complexity: Confront the major challenges in the dynamic procurement landscape and gain insights from firsthand experiences.
  • Take the Procurement leap in 2024: Dive into the latest trends in procurement, gaining insights into unlocking new possibilities through Generative AI.

Why attend?

  • A dynamic 60-minute expert-led webinar for the latest in procurement trends and best practices.
  • Close knowledge gaps on generative AI in procurement, ensuring you’re ready to embrace innovation in your processes.
  • Get answers to your concerns and stay ahead in the evolving landscape of procurement innovation. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to be at the forefront of procurement innovation!

About Zycus

Zycus is the pioneer in Cognitive Procurement software and has been a trusted partner of choice for large global enterprises for two decades. Zycus has been consistently recognized by Gartner, Forrester, and other analysts for its comprehensive and integrated Source to Pay suite. Zycus helps enterprises drive real savings, reduce risks, and boost compliance, and its seamless, intuitive, and easy-to-use user interface ensures high adoption and value across the organization.

Online Industry Roundtable – The Evolution of Data-Sharing in Automotive Supply Chains Research Initiative

This online industry Roundtable is organised by EIPM, in collaboration with the MIT Scale program at the University of Luxembourg (LCL) and o9 solutions, an enterprise AI software platform provider.

The roundtable offers a unique opportunities for industry representatives and academic to explore the data-sharing landscape within automotive supply chains. It brings prominent speakers from industry and academia. This event is setup to provoke meaningful dialogue, to inspire cooperative efforts, and to mainstream key strategies for the automotive industry.

Industry representatives are invited to join us for this series of presentations, discussions and workshops.

Following the event, the research findings, including scenarios for the future, will be compiled into a white paper.

It will provide industry leaders, policymakers, and academics with insights into the evolution of data sharing practices, their impact on the automotive supply chain, and strategies for achieving optimal collaboration and efficiency.

Speakers - Panel discussants - Moderators

Oliver Ganser

CEO Catena-X & VP BMW

Hanno Focken

Managing director Catena-X

Hervé legenvre

Research Director EIPM

Jonas Gossler

Director Industry Solutions o9 Solutions

Benny Mantin

Professor, Director of LCL, University of Luxembourg

Florian Schupp

Head of Purchasing Schaeffler

Samuel Davron

Operations Director Sonceboz

Registrations

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Webinar: The 3Ds: decarbonisation, digitalisation and de-globalisation Time for systemic innovation

Over the past decade, the role of procurement has continued to evolve; from an innovation standpoint, it moved from enabling product development, to becoming a key driver of innovation within organisations.

Innovation in procurement is not limited to developing products with existing suppliers. It involves leveraging capabilities from both existing and new suppliers and partners to solve current and future business problems. While procurement teams have made progress in this area, new challenges such as decarbonisation, the digitalisation of industries, and de-globalisation require they further develop their innovation capabilities.

These trends require systemic innovation capabilities, which I address by suggesting a few recommendations that professionals can use to understand and contribute to deliver system-level changes.

Speaker

Hervé Legenvre

Hervé blends academic and practitioner thinking to create unique learning experiences.
He continuously looks at the trends that will shape the business world. He believes that the competitive edge of companies will increasingly be co-created with suppliers and other external partners. He has developped methodologies to map business ecosystems and to create IoT vision.

EIPM-Peter Kraljic THINK TANK – Work session & Networking dinner

The purpose of this Work Session is to collectively review the progress made on three crucial research topics:

  • Decarbonation
  • Multi-supplier Collaboration
  • Buyer 4.0

Think Tank Members aim to engage in insightful discussions and reach a consensus on the next steps to drive meaningful advancements in these areas.

  • Work Sessions: 14:00 – 18:00 (2pm to 6pm)
  • Networking Dinner: from 18.30 (starting 6.30pm)

This event is reserved for members only.

If you would like to join the EIPM-Peter Kraljic Think Tank, please contact Hervé Legenvre at info@eipm.org.