Andrew Leach

Supply Chain Risk Management Consultant, Company Watch

Andrew, an independent consultant on supply chain risk management, was previously responsible for leading business continuity risk management in Rolls-Royce’s global supply chains. He successfully managed many supplier crises, including financial failures, floods, fires and earthquakes. However, it was the work he did to embed business continuity risk management into the Group’s global purchasing processes, that ensured the Group developed long term sustainable and competitive supply chains. His work on supplier risk was recognised at the 2013 and 2014 Procurement Leaders Awards. He has also won a number of awards for his work on supplier finance programmes.


Session Details

Managing Supplier Risk in an Era of Uncertainty

In these times of unprecedented political turmoil, when uncertainty is the new normal, the business of managing supply chain risk has never been more important. Or more difficult…

Using examples of how companies have successfully adopted practical, workable processes to create early-warning systems and showing how potential supply chain failures have been turned around to ensure continuity of supply, this session provides a valuable insight into how you can minimise the risk in your supply chain even in these uncertain times.

Benefits of attending this session include:

> Understanding the importance of taking the time to understand key suppliers, investing in building relationships
> How to recognise the internal and external pressures to which suppliers are particularly susceptible and having the means to get early warning of potential problems.
> Examples and case studies of how Andrew has helped procurement teams to create purchasing processes and creative supply chain finance programmes to help ensure the stability and continuity of supply.