28 episodes

The buying of goods and services is at the heart of most businesses across the world. In an increasingly complex global economy challenged by cost reduction pressures, supply chain disruptions, security of supply concerns, and the challenges of meeting sustainability targets, the topics of procurement and supply chains are more important than they have ever been. In the Efficio Spotlight podcast, we talk to industry leaders across the globe about their stories, both personal and professional, to understand what it's like to work in such an exciting area at such a pivotal time. To find out more about we do, visit: https://www.efficioconsulting.com/en-gb/

Host: Simon Lipscomb
Producer: Abi Kramer

We would love to hear your feedback, please write to us at EfficioPodcast@efficioconsulting.com

Spotlight on Procurement Efficio Consulting

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    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

The buying of goods and services is at the heart of most businesses across the world. In an increasingly complex global economy challenged by cost reduction pressures, supply chain disruptions, security of supply concerns, and the challenges of meeting sustainability targets, the topics of procurement and supply chains are more important than they have ever been. In the Efficio Spotlight podcast, we talk to industry leaders across the globe about their stories, both personal and professional, to understand what it's like to work in such an exciting area at such a pivotal time. To find out more about we do, visit: https://www.efficioconsulting.com/en-gb/

Host: Simon Lipscomb
Producer: Abi Kramer

We would love to hear your feedback, please write to us at EfficioPodcast@efficioconsulting.com

    “Supply chain is the business”: From hidden hero to rockstar, supply chain takes centre stage

    “Supply chain is the business”: From hidden hero to rockstar, supply chain takes centre stage

    Professor Richard Wilding OBE is recognised as one of the world’s leading experts in logistics and supply chain management, retiring this summer after a quarter of a century at Cranfield University. Richard recently created a must-see course called Building Resilient Supply Chains for Effective Risk Management for LinkedIn Learning, and he discusses why it’s vital that everyone in business have a basic understanding of supply chain’s role.

    • 23 min
    Pioneering sustainability in public health: delivering a “net zero” NHS

    Pioneering sustainability in public health: delivering a “net zero” NHS

    In this episode hear why NHS Chief Sustainability Officer, Dr Nick Watts and NHS Director Of Procurement Transformation and Commercial Delivery, Preeya Bailie MCIPS, see the NHS’s response to climate change as “an enormous opportunity for public health.”

    • 28 min
    Supplier Ethnic Diversity: So much more than a box-ticking exercise

    Supplier Ethnic Diversity: So much more than a box-ticking exercise

    Mayank Shah, Founder & CEO of Minority Supplier Development UK (MSDUK), discusses the importance of having suppliers that are owned by a traditionally underrepresented individual/group.

    • 17 min
    Rubbish, nonsense, and shambles: Straight-talking procurement with Peter Smith

    Rubbish, nonsense, and shambles: Straight-talking procurement with Peter Smith

    Peter Smith, author of “Bad Buying” and “Procurement With Purpose” and Managing Director of Procurement Excellence Ltd, discusses whether procurement as a profession has changed over time. This episode looks into how Peter uses his platform to challenge the procurement community and what the future of procurement and supply chain looks like. 
    “Spotlight on Procurement” podcast series has been featured in Feedspot’s top 25 Procurement podcasts: https://lnkd.in/eS8zwXTc

    • 18 min
    Power to the mama! Breaking the poverty cycle with supply chain visibility

    Power to the mama! Breaking the poverty cycle with supply chain visibility

    Unveiling the problems that too often lie behind CSR buzzwords is Ashish Gadnis, the founder and CEO of BanQu. Ashish describes the systematic issues in traditional procurement processes that are a barrier to combatting poverty – and how BanQu is tackling them by increasing visibility in the supply chain. 

    • 22 min
    Navigating global supply chain disruption in an era of conflict and sanctions

    Navigating global supply chain disruption in an era of conflict and sanctions

    In this episode our guest, Patrick Penfield, Professor of Supply Chain Practice, Director of Executive Education at Syracuse University discusses how the conflict between Russia and Ukraine is having an impact across the global supply chain.
     

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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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