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Major recent disruptions have caused many challenges in the manufacturing sector, which in turn have driven organisations to review their supply chain practices. The need to address issues in the supply chain caused by various lockdowns, logistics challenges and cashflow concerns is more pressing than ever.
In this webinar we address the key questions:
- Is nearshoring the key to building a more resilient supply chain?
- How does supply chain agility and resilience drive competitive advantage and survival?
- How can you implement nearshoring practices in your supplier management programme?
We will be discussing why you should consider nearshoring and what the benefits are for your organisation, including taking a close look at how you can move to nearshoring your supply chain. We will also cover the importance of having accurate data available to understand the changes in the risk picture to facilitate the proactive agility, both from a supplier sourcing and management perspective.
Chief Product Officer, Achilles
As Chief Product Officer, Katie is responsible for aligning customer value to Achilles’ unique capabilities. Katie leads the Product Team in developing innovative and exciting products that deliver market leading supplier assurance leveraging supply chain insights.
The Product Team is dedicated to enabling the pursuit of sustainable, ethical, and efficient supply chains for customers. It facilitates the efficient transfer of knowledge throughout supply chains, enabling suppliers to shine and supply chain professionals to make data-driven strategic decisions.
Katie has over 15 years’ experience supporting supply chain professionals with data driven insights. Before joining Achilles, Katie spent over a decade managing supply chain solutions for IHS Markit, delivering supply chain efficiency through applied economic forecasting. Through this work, Katie achieved her MCIPS from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply and remains an active participant in the CIPS network. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematical Economics from Wake Forest University, and an MPP in International and Environmental Policy from Georgetown University.
Katie was lead consultant on a project with the US Department of Defense Inspector General’s office to analyse Bureau of Labor Statistics data and audit data abnormalities, saving the US Government $520.6 million. Her extensive work with supply chain data has equipped her well for the challenges that arise in this dynamic and complex field. In 2015 she was recognized as one of Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine’s Pros to Know, and in 2012 one of the top 100 people influencing EMS by VentureOutsource.com.
Independent Consultant on Supply Chain Resilience, Director at Procurement Advantage
Nick Wildgoose BA (Hons) FCA FCIPS is a qualified accountant, supply chain and risk professional and has held a variety of global financial, procurement and commercial positions in several industry sectors. Working for companies such as PWC, Linde Group, The Virgin Group, Zurich Insurance Group and DHL Resilience360.
He has served on the Board of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply which is the biggest procurement professional body in the world with over 100,000 members. He also served as a specialist advisor to the World Economic Forum on the topic of systemic supply chain risk and was Chairman of the Supply Chain Risk Leadership Council and still serves on their Board.
He has spoken and written extensively on supply chain management. Over the last 18 months he has been working with DHL Resiliece360 and a selection of other software companies in supporting their customer solutions. He has also been working as the senior advisor for the Institute of Risk Management in the development of their new Supply Chain Risk Management certificate training launched in 2020.
Deputy Editor, The Manufacturer
Tom Lane is the Deputy Editor of The Manufacturer. Tom joined the magazine from the Manufacturing Technologies Association, where he was the PR and Communications manager for 6 years and worked on the UK’s largest industrial trade show, MACH. He is an experienced journalist and has covered sport, music and manufacturing over the course of his career. Tom is passionate about promoting UK manufacturing and speaks regularly to industry leaders to help give this vital sector a voice.