Ian Thompson

UK Senior Director, Tradeshift

With 15 years of supply chain technology experience under his belt, Ian has worked directly on eSourcing, eProcurement, Supply Chain Integration and P2P transformation projects for businesses of all sizes, from start-ups to some of the biggest players in enterprise business. He has consulted on projects for major retailers, large government departments (including procurement of the London Olympic Venues), and major industrial and aerospace companies.

Motivated by the need to understand the real issues facing the market, Ian will forego regurgitating the usual fluff and vendor speak and will instead thoughtfully explore relevant and topical issues affecting today’s procurement professionals.

Session Details

Procurement Innovation: How to Successfully Transition from Being Measured on Savings to Being Measured on Value?

Refocusing procurement on value adding activities and becoming more agile is high on a CPO’s agenda. But what does “value adding procurement” really mean? How is it measured and recognised? And what are the steps to switch from continuous improvement, to agility and proactive value creation?

Benefits of attending this session:

  • Learn what ‘value adding procurement’ really means
  • Hear about what steps need to be made to switch from continuous improvement to proactive value creation