Procurement Leaders: A virtual response to COVID-19

Procurement Leaders hosts series of free virtual events providing expert advice on adapting to Coronavirus disruption.


Procurement Leaders, the leading global network and intelligence platform for senior procurement professionals, is hosting a new series of weekly webinars titled ‘how procurement adapts to the impact of Coronavirus’. The series will equip the function with the relevant tools and insights to tackle the mass supply chain disruption caused by the pandemic. 

Research produced by Procurement Leaders on responses to COVID-19, collected from discussions with 65 CPO members across 10 industries, has shown that the community is facing mounting challenges around sourcing and logistics, financial pressure and travel suspensions.

David Rae, Chief Product Officer at Procurement Leaders, commented: “we are seeing the procurement community step up in this crisis, collaborating across organisations and industries to ensure supply routes remain functional and open. 

Procurement and supply chain are at the eye of the storm to ensure the movement of goods continue in these difficult times, and these webinars are designed to share thinking and expertise on some of the main areas of challenge.”

Based on this research and the needs of the community, the first webinar in the series focused on ‘building supply chain resilience’ and included actionable insights from Tom Linton – Former CPSCO of Flex, and Procurement Leaders Advisory Board Chair. It was attended by 440+ global procurement professionals with very positive feedback. 

Remaining webinars in the series include: 

Friday April 3, 3pm BST: Managing and collaborating with suppliers during crisis

Thursday April 9, 3pm BST: Gain visibility to counter uncertainty

Friday April 17, 3pm BST: What happens when your team can’t travel

With more to be confirmed soon, key speakers taking part in the webinar series include: 

Christian Heinrich, Professor, Co-founder & VP Growth, Scoutbee

Dan Mahlebashian, Retired Global Executive Director, General Motors

Ulrich Piepel, CEO & Owner bei 3P, Piepel Procurement Performance, LLC

Michael Blumreich, Solutions Engineer, Onspring

All webinars are available after these dates for on-demand playback. Register here to attend.

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