SUPPLY CHAIN WEEK
SWISS ARMY KNIFE - MULTI FUNCTIONAL, MULTI FACETED
JUST LIKE AN SCM PROFESSIONAL
Supply Chains are all the buzz these days. Supply Chain Management is a rapidly growing profession. Though, did you know that procurement is arguably one of the oldest professions known to woman or man? There is no trade without procurement and vice versa.
This session illustrated why SCM professionals are the metaphorical equivalent of a Swiss Army Knife – multi faceted, multi functional and useful in most situations through a humorous, insightful, and slightly provocative journey!
MEET OUR SPEAKER!
Simon’s career has spanned Financial, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Health and Service Industries. He has worked in Procurement, General Management, Sales and Consulting, giving him a unique perspective on our profession.
He has a breadth of experience which is instrumental in providing a wide range of practical and relevant examples and illustrations.
Simon has delivered a wide range of projects, both during his time in corporate life and subsequently for clients as a consultant. His experience in negotiating actual deals ranging from IT Outsourcing to International Joint Ventures makes his sessions both relevant and practical.
Simon is a regular speaker at the SCMA National Conferences and also speaks at both the Ontario and Alberta conferences together with Keynote sessions for a range of organizations.
He has a BSc in Biology together with an MBA from University of Portsmouth, ranked in the top 2% of Universities globally.
His range of professional designations reflect his breadth of Professional interests:
Training and Design CTDP (Certified Training and Design Professional)
Supply Chain PLog (Professional Logistician) as well as a member of SCMA and Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply
Management Consulting CMC (Certified Management Consultant)
Project Management MAPM (Member of the Association of Project Managers)
He therefore also brings a rare blend of academic and professional experience to the program