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Wednesday 27th October 2021, 16:00 (BST)

Addressing the supply chain talent shortage


Duncan Brock

Group Director at CIPS, SupplyChainTalk Host

Duncan Brock is a member of the leadership team of CIPS. He’s had a specific interest throughout his career on implementing category management and developing the skills and capabilities of procurement teams. His procurement experience comes from working for Ford, Mars, Black & Decker, NTL (now Virgin Media) and RSA. He is also a CIPS spokesperson for conferences and media interviews on supply chain matters.

Glenn J Bradley

Supply Chain Manager Materials Processing, Terex Corporation

I am a motivated, flexible and tenacious logistician with a proven record of success built over 37 years of working life in the public & private sectors of International industry operating at Director or Senior Management role level.

A Chartered member of the Institute of Directors (Ireland); the Institute of Export & International Trade (UK); the Institute of Freight Professionals (UK) & Institute of Purchasing & Supply with decades of experience I passionately believe that business achievement comes from thoughtful discussions with fellow directors / staff, customers and prospects. I believe that if we stop engaging, we lose commercially.

I role model on being ‘a servant leader’ where my sole care is about serving stake holders in a constructive and positive manner: I ensure all share in my sense of mission which fuels the day to day business activity to successful delivery. Enriching stakeholders I spend time focused on building and creating value to generate a lasting significance.

Mohamed Arfeen

Director of Supply Chain Management, Telkom Kenya

Leads and Directs the Procurement and Logistics functions.
Accountable for the implementation of the Supply Chain Strategy.
Drives excellence in process performance across the Supply Chain value chain.
Leads the implementation of transformation and restructuring programs
Hands on experience in Merger and Acquisition Due Diligence of Supply Chain. EBITDA improvement, Cost Contracts Novation.
Hands on Supplier Diversity, Development of Category Strategy
Managing Strategic Sourcing initiatives for Enterprise clients (including Public Sector) with focus to ensure P/L compliance and achieving profitability metric, and Internal Rate of Return
Represents supply chain partnership with partners / governmental bodies.

Dr Soroosh Saghiri

Senior Lecturer and Course Director Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Cranfield University School of Management

Soroosh has BSc and MSc degrees in Industrial Engineering and a PhD in Operations and Supply Chain Management from the University of East Anglia. He has published two book chapters and more than 10 articles in international academic journals and conferences, and professional magazines. 

Soroosh has been involved in teaching, research and consultancy in universities and companies in the UK and internationally for the last fourteen years. His professional activities include a wide range consultancy projects in fields of supply chain planning and management, supplier evaluation and development, production planning and control, market research, project management, quality management systems, operations strategies, and sustainability.

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