IBM Procurement Solutions Breakfast Briefing

Attendance is limited to IBM customers and prospects, subject to advanced confirmation from IBM. IBM reserves the right to refuse attendance based on a registrant's status.


Is your Brand at risk from your suppliers?
Learn how Procurement is on the front line of Brand Protection


Date: 9th April 2014

Location: IBM Client Centre, Southbank, 76/78 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PZ


We live in a volatile world where uncertainty has become the norm and the potential for supply disruption has grown exponentially. With the increased use of Social media, businesses are increasingly vulnerable to the customers’ voice where a negative story can spread in seconds, impacting overall business profitability. As a result, the role of procurement has evolved significantly over the past ten years. From a back office/administrative function to one which is seen as a strategic investment area that brings great value. Increasingly, the CPO is becoming responsible for protecting their company's reputation through mitigation of supply chain risks, whilst driving innovation to directly influence bottom line results, and, of course, maintaining sustainable year on year cost reductions.

IBM offers a range of capabilities to address the evolving nature of the procurement function including: Advisory, Category Expertise, Out Sourcing and best of breed Technology. Helping organisation’s gain a single view of their total supplier engagement; driving compliance, mitigating risk and helping protect their organisation’s brand.

Join fellow procurement professionals at the IBM Procurement Solutions Breakfast Briefing to debate approaches that are key to protecting your organisation’s brand.

Discussion Points

1. Procurement’s role in brand protection - hear IBM’s experience from their own procurement transformation.
2. Peer to peer discussion:
- What are the challenges that you face?
- What role is technology playing in supporting these?
- How does your supply chain interact with your organisations risk management plan?

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