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Agenda

4 April 2019

8:45 am

Registration, refreshments and exhibition

9:25 am

Introduction from the conference chair

Speaker

9:30 am

IMPACT OF CHANGING REGULATION AND MARKET ON PROCUREMENT IN REGULATED INDUSTRIES

9:30 am

Industry leaders panel: how will regulatory changes, Brexit and other external risks impact procurement and supply chain management?

  • How are regulation and new price controls creating opportunities in procurement and supply chain management?
  • What is the market going to look like post-Brexit?
  • What does the future for procurement look like in regulated industries?
  • How can procurement lead business change?

Speakers

10:30 am

Roundtable discussions

Digest the morning’s panel in smaller groups where you can share experiences with your peers. Topics include:

  • How are you preparing for new price controls & regulatory changes?
  • How are you innovating while maintaining essential services?
  • How are you balancing the need to innovate while simultaneously reducing costs?
  • How are you managing performance and mitigating risk?
11:05 am

Coffee, networking and innovation showcase

11:35 am

INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO PROCUREMENT & DELIVERY MODELS

11:35 am

Introducing market-leading thinking to continually challenge and test buying decisions

  • How Market Engagement Methodology (MEM) can help a company achieve the best value from markets against every element of business cost
  • Understanding the six steps: testing priorities, business needs, test selection, testing, review and implementation
  • Implementing automated tools that point procurement professionals to value-creating market opportunities

Speaker

  • Dr Mike Potts

    Dr Mike Potts
    Head of regulatory procurement - United Utilities

11:55 am

Project 13: an innovative infrastructure delivery model

  • Establishing an enterprise, not a traditional transactional arrangement
  • Boosting certainty and productivity in delivery
  • Improving whole-life outcomes in operation
  • Supporting a more sustainable, innovative, highly skilled industry

Speaker

12:15 pm

Digital innovation for capital project delivery

  • Empowering the supply chain to effectively support the Tier2/3 suppliers
  • What does Digital Governance look like in practice?
  • Achieving true vertical visibility and why is it important?
  • Understanding how IoT brings value to the asset delivery

Speaker

  • Geoff Roberts

    Geoff Roberts
    Director, global strategy (energy & resources) - Oracle Construction & Engineering

12:30 pm

Audience poll, questions and answers

12:50 pm

Networking lunch and innovation showcase

1:50 pm

SYSTEMS, TECHNOLOGY & DIGITALISATION

1:50 pm

How digitalisation is reshaping the procurement function of the future

  • How will the role change in the future and why?
  • Identifying the new skill sets required for data management and strategic sourcing
  • Innovation and change management: what worked and what didn’t

Speaker

2:10 pm

Utilising technology to drive supply chain and logistics transformation in the utilities sector

  • Technology systems to underpin innovative solutions
  • Tailored Logistics to drive Field Engineer efficiency
  • Effective Supply Chain management and Inventory control
  • Mobile applications in the field

Speaker

  • Scott Bairstow

    Scott Bairstow
    Business development manager- utilities - TVS Supply Chain Solutions

2:25 pm

Increasing innovation using procurement processes

  • Optimising the process of finding and actioning new ideas from suppliers
  • Adapting procurement methods to comply with EU procurement regulation
  • Successes and lessons learnt

Speaker

2:45 pm

Audience poll, questions and answers

3:05 pm

Coffee, networking and innovation showcase

3:35 pm

SPOTLIGHT ON MEGA PROJECTS

3:35 pm

Best practices in data and technology that support global supply chain objectives

  • Building a data set that empowers decisions makers
  • Leveraging network data technology to increase visibility
  • Driving efficiency in supply chain information management

Speaker

3:55 pm

Case study I: learning from a mega-project

  • Learning from offshore windfarm projects
  • Ensuring efficient and cost-effective delivery
  • Improving from each project

Speaker

4:15 pm

Case study II: learning from a mega-project

  • Our approach to the tendering process
  • How we managed contract performance
  • Ensuring the right people to deliver – our challenges and successes
  • Adapting lessons learned

Speaker

4:35 pm

Audience poll, questions and answers

4:50 pm

End of forum