Smart Sourcing

WHAT

SA’s Top Procurement Trend Watcher: This conference examines top trends in business and demonstrates how procurement, as a function can adapt to the changing dynamics in the age of AI.

WHY

With robots finally taking a grip, what does the future hold for the workplace? Does automation mean job loss? Is it possible to automate and increase headcount at the same time? The conference also examines the role of procurement analytics and data interpretation in making organisations more competitive.

WHO

Chief Procurement Officers

Heads of Supply Chain

Chief Buyers

BEE/ Transformation Managers

Head: Enterprise Development

Lead: Enterprise Development Manager

Head of Corporate Social Responsibility

Supplier Development Manager

Tender Managers

Purchasing Managers

Sourcing Managers

Commodity Managers

Category Managers

Contract Managers

Logistics Managers

Supply Chain Managers

Operations Managers

Portfolio Managers

Vendor Managers

HOW

Delegates will find out how to:

  • Use robotics and augmented intelligence: Use of robotics, Augmented Intelligence (A.I.) and predictive analytics to improve operational efficiency.

  • Be business intelligent: The role of procurement analytics and data interpretation in making organisations more competitive.

  • Deal with supplier bullying: What is the true cost of supplier bullying/squeezing suppliers?

  • Harness strategic thinking: How do you practically get your team to think beyond cost savings and improve efficiencies?