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?