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Two days starting on
Wednesday 12th September 2012
Building on 16 years of success, the IMPA London Purchasing & Supply Conference returns for its biggest and most comprehensive installment ever.
IMPA President Jan R. Johannessen starts proceedings for both conferences with an opening address on Day One, and is followed by a keynote speech from a leading industry figure.
The Purchasing & Supply Conference sessions begin with a talk from Rob Scharff of Stolt and Saurish Nandhi of Selandia, who will be discussing the science of supplier relationships.
That session is followed by a focus on procurement in the aviation industry, looking at the latest supply chain thinking, drawing comparisons with maritime and to see what lessons can be learnt and applied to our industry.
Moving into day two, ecommerce tops the bill. This session looks at how ecommerce is more than just sourcing and how the industry’s leading thinkers are developing new strategies for transactional efficiencies and implementing new back office e-systems to free up valuable time for strategic purchase planning.
E-commerce is followed by a session on CSR Policy and how it can have a positive effect on your bottom line. IMPA Chairman & CEO Jan R. Johannessen rounds off proceedings with his closing remarks.
Registration, exhibition and networking
IMPA Chairman and CEO Jan R. Johannessen delivers his thoughts ahead of the event, discussing the sector’s movers and shakers, what is driving change and delivering higher standards and purchasing, and understanding global challenged and meeting market demand. Mr Johannessen will also introduce the inaugural technical purchasers’ conference.
- The movers and shakers in the sector
- What is driving change and delivering higher standards in purchasing
- Understanding global challenges and meeting market demand
This years keynote speaker & topic will be announced shortly.
IMPA Diploma presentations
- Supplier relationship management strategies
- Sourcing strategies
- Perfect partnerships
- Continuous improvements
- Impact on the supply chain
This session highlights the challenges of supplier relationships and looks at how to find that unique ingredient when selecting a supplier service provider.
The session will also focus on quality and integrity measures that can be put in place to make sure that the partnerships are of the highest standard. Through case studies and first-hand experience from two purchasing professionals.
Saurish Nandi, Team Leader and Head of Purchasing, Selandia Ship Management, Singapore
Rob Scharff, General Manager, Purchasing & Logistics, Stolt Tankers Netherlands
Lunch, exhibition and networking
- Meeting customer demands in the future
- Optimizing the vessels economy and the health at sea
- Obstacles faced introducing innovation in the shipping business
The health of a vessel’s crew is of paramount importance, and there are few better ways to ensure the your crew’s health than through healthy food on board. In such tough economic circumstances, is it possible to meet high food standards while keeping the overheads down? Yes, it is.
With 59 years in the ship chandlers business, Wrist Ship Supply knows a thing or two about the challenges a vessel faces when handling food – wrong quantities and products leading to waste, unhealthy food leading to sick crew, poor on board transparency of how food is used on board.
Wrist has developed a tool, Xena, to deal with these problems, and will be giving delegates a run through of how they can save money and optimise purchases while ensuring their crew’s health by using the software.
Robert Steen Kledal, Chief Executive Officer, Wrist Ship Supply
This session highlights the procurement strategies in supply chain activity and the processes used by the airline industry. There are similarities with the maritime industry, and through this session we’ll discover what those are and what lessons our industry can learn from aviation.
Senior Airline supply chain manager - invited