Day one: Stream 1

Procurement 4.0: Technology and Digitalisation

Chair: Duncan Brock FCIPS, Group Director, CIPS

14:05

Robotic Process Automation: A Jaguar Land Rover Case Study

Jaguar Land Rover present their ambitious, multi-phase RPA program. This practical, replicable use case for digital, analysis and automation proves that robotics isn’t just about ‘replacing jobs’ but creates real business value, above and below the line.

Richard Harding, Global Purchasing Director Purchasing Transformation & Operations, Jaguar Land Rover
Rob Kesterton, Head of Robotic Process Automation COE, Jaguar Land Rover

14:30

People, process and technology – best practices to achieve the smoothest Source-to-Pay implementation possible and ensure long term user adoption

Each company’s metrics for Source-to-Pay project success are slightly different, but one important metric for every company is the overall use of the solution purchased — the adoption rate — and how quickly it occurs. Drawing on 15 years of experience in the Supply Chain and Procurement Technology space, Sophie Pope, will walk you through real life case studies of companies having successfully implemented Source-to-Pay platforms within their organisations, best practices to achieve the smoothest implementation possible and guarantee long-term adoption. 

Sophie Pope, Director of Sales, UK and Nordics, Determine a Corcentric company

14:55

Panel discussion: Creating value through technology

  • Identifying fit for purpose technology not just technology for technology’s sake
  • Remaining agile and responsive to business and market changes when implementing technology projects
  • How is technology changing the skill set required of the modern procurement professional?
  • Building the foundation for digital transformation: How to structure the business for a successful program

Nick Jenkinson, Senior Director – Procurement & CRE, Astellas Pharma
Dale Turner, Director and Supply Chain Director, Skanska
Rob Metcalf, Group Purchase Manager – Global Planning and Performance, JCB

15:20

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Source-to-Pay

Learn how GEP is using data-driven AI and ML to bring you a new powerful experience that enhances productivity and reduces cycle time. With these latest developments, each user’s journey is streamlined eliminating rote tasks and the noise of unnecessary decision points, and guides you to the best options and outcomes.

Anand Ganguli, Senior Director, GEP Europe