FREE WEBINAR – Sustainable Supplier Management During Time of Economic and Pandemic Crisis

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Sustainable Supplier Management During Time of Economic and Pandemic Crisis

Date: Thursday, 25 June 2020

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (60 minutes)

Platform: Online – Zoom

The webinar will provide the participants a holistic view of Supplier Management during time of crisis. More often Supplier management in many organization includes very drastic action centred around arbitrary cutting of cost in the name of survival that will have huge impact to the suppliers. And in many cases the supplier suffers and leads to business closure or bankruptcy. Is this good for the long terms sustainability of business as a whole?

This webinar will explore the rapid change of economy over the past 5-years and the unprecedented impact of Covid-19 pandemic that never been seen in the history of the world. How businesses are reacting are fodders that shape supply chain and supplier management in huge way. Digital transformation, Agile procurement, remote working etc in Supply Chain has been given a shot in the arm as a New Normal. The lense of the energy industry which is the driving force the world economy is the basis for this analysis as food for thought in the approach to Supplier Management and it’s sustainability in the rapidly evolving New World Order.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Introduction to Supplier Management
  • State of Supply Chain over the past  5-years
  • Impact of Trade War, Low Oil Price and Covid-19 Pandemic on Supply Chain
  • Why Supplier Management is crucial during time of crisis
  • Sustainable Supplier Management – Is it a Win-Win Situation?
  • Q&A

Who should attend?

  • Procurement Manager
  • Procurement Executive
  • Buyers
  • Contract Managers
  • Contract Admins
  • Project Managers
  • Finance Managers
  • Business Improvement Manager

About the speaker:

Sudhakaran Ayyappan, Contract and Procurement Expert

Sudhakaran is a Contract and Procurement professional with 15-years experience managing procurement and overall 28-years working experience in oil refining business. His hands-on experience puts him in unique position as a trainer that understands the business needs and objectives, market movement and the latest in procurement and supply chain related trends.

He specializes in contracts, purchasing, material management, warehousing, negotiations, coaching, Train The Trainer (in-house trainer), contract management, contract and procurement auditing, leadership and management. His vast experience in oil and gas has exposed him to wide array of category management for static equipment, rotating equipment, pipes, valves, flanges, tank seals, engineering and maintenance services as a regional Procurement Manager with Shell Malaysia Trading supporting refineries in Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines.