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Efficio is the world’s largest procurement consultancy operating across ten offices in Europe, North America and the Middle East. We help organisations reduce costs, improve internal processes and upskill their procurement teams so that they can realise cost savings faster. We would love to hear your feedback, please write to us at EfficioPodcast@efficioconsulting.com

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Efficio is the world’s largest procurement consultancy operating across ten offices in Europe, North America and the Middle East. We help organisations reduce costs, improve internal processes and upskill their procurement teams so that they can realise cost savings faster. We would love to hear your feedback, please write to us at EfficioPodcast@efficioconsulting.com

    Expanding healthcare access in Africa

    Expanding healthcare access in Africa

    Elizabeth Amuli, Quality Healthcare Specialist at Business for Health Solutions, explains how the organisation strengthens the healthcare systems and improves healthcare access throughout Africa.
    Key discussion points include: 
    What are some of the key challenges for healthcare access in Africa and what innovative approaches are being used to try and solve these challenges? Why is the public health care system better served than the private health care system? How has Business for Health Solutions collaborated with Merck group and how can other organisations get involved?  What does the future of healthcare in Africa look like?

    • 17 min
    “There’s no vaccine for climate change!”

    “There’s no vaccine for climate change!”

    Paul Ekins OBE, Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy at University College London (UCL) boldly speaks out on sustainability and environmental economics. Paul is one of the most esteemed thinkers in this field and was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to environmental policy.
    Key discussion points include: 
    How did Paul become interested in environmental economics and policy? Are economic growth and environmental sustainability congruent? Who is responsible for driving change if the Government and businesses are not sufficiently doing so? What does the future of sustainability look like to Paul? What does biodiversity really mean for life as we know it?  And much more …

    • 20 min
    Protecting the Frontline: How the NHS delivers 30 million items of PPE a day to 8,000 locations

    Protecting the Frontline: How the NHS delivers 30 million items of PPE a day to 8,000 locations

    Gary Horsfield, Chief Operating Officer UK PPE at NHS Department of Health and Social Care reveals his experience leading a team with responsibility for acquiring and distributing personal protective equipment (PPE) at speed, to the UK’s Health and Social Care sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    • 20 min
    NHS Test and Trace: Building a team of 50,000 in four months

    NHS Test and Trace: Building a team of 50,000 in four months

    Simon Lipscomb, Sales and Marketing Director at Efficio, speaks to Jacqui Rock, Chief Commercial Officer at NHS Test and Trace Programme about her experience to rapidly build an organisation of 50,000 people to test and trace the UK's population to COVID-19.

    Key discussion points include:
    What circumstances led Jacqui to take on this highly complex role? What have been Procurement and Commercial's most prominent achievements?  How has the press commentary and general public opinion had an impact on the team?  How will the mass rollout of the vaccination programme affect the ongoing need for test and trace? What personal or procurement/ supply chain positives have been learned from building this programme so far? 

    • 19 min
    Backstage at Sainsbury’s: feeding the nation in a pandemic

    Backstage at Sainsbury’s: feeding the nation in a pandemic

    Simon Lipscomb, Sales and Marketing Director at Efficio, speaks to Patrick Dunne, Director of Group Property, Procurement and Cost Transformation at Sainsbury’s on his experience of running procurement/supply-chains through the COVID-19 global pandemic. 
    Key discussion points include:
    How did they cope with changing customer channels and unprecedented demand? How important was procurement and a well-structured supply chain during this time? What does the future of Sainsbury’s business look like?  What importance will CSR and environmental issues have in the future?  Are there any positives that have come from this difficult time? 

    • 20 min
    Impact starts with I: taking action to drive sustainability

    Impact starts with I: taking action to drive sustainability

    Simon Lipscomb, Sales and Marketing Director at Efficio, speaks to Thomas Udesen, Chief Procurement Officer at Bayer/Co-Founder of The Sustainable Procurement Pledge and  Eleonore de Montjoye, Manager at Efficio on sustainability in procurement and what actions we can each take to make a difference.
    Key discussion points include:
    What does the future of sustainability look like? Are organisations generally doing enough on this topic and specifically what can procurement teams do? Has sustainability and cost reduction become intertwined? Can passionate people on their own make a difference and drive change?

    • 24 min

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Mrw6543 ,

Liked test and trace episode

Was really interesting to get inside perspective on the scale and pace of setting up such a large operation.

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