Breakout 24: Whatever Happened to Digital Procurement Transformation?

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 12:30

The events of 2020 have led to many procurement teams refocusing their attention on hard savings, cost control and visibility in the supply chain. Impacts have been felt across organizations and companies have had to look hard a capital and strategic programs. What then for digital transformation projects? Are these to be shelved, cancelled or downscaled? In this session, we will look at the recent drivers of the priority changes for procurement, assess the likely impact on strategic projects and examine how procurement teams should look to leverage their digital investment in the future.

Amol Jagdale

Associate Director Global Delivery

As an Associate Director of Global Delivery at GEP, Amol is responsible for driving business results for clients - managing global GEP teams and working very closely with client leadership. Amol brings 14-plus years of experience - in procurement and supply chain space - having worked with clients across industries located in the US, Europe and Asia. During this time, he has led and managed large transformation programs for companies in the life sciences, consumer goods and manufacturing sectors. He is currently helping multiple clients in these industries create and drive sustainable value. Amol is passionate about procurement transformation, growth strategy, cost reduction, thought leadership, and tail spend management. Amol is also leader of GEP's Capex advisory group and is accountable for capability buildings and SME support to various clients. In his current source to contract engagement with a major life sciences client, he is delivering strong savings, Process Automation and Incremental supplier diversity spend by setting up the transformation program. Amol has a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the Mumbai University. He is based out of Tampa FL, USA.

Vipin Gupta

Senior Consulting Manager

Vipin is a Senior consulting manager with 8+ years of experience consulting fortune 500 clients across the globe. He leads global teams of consultants to drive procurement and supply chain  transformation programs. In his previous roles, he has acted as a trusted advisor to CPOs and procurement leaders, recognized  for driving excellent value and client delight in the areas of strategic sourcing, category management, transformation and digitization for clients through his insights and subject matter expertise. He is the architect of several forward looking digital procurement transformation solutions such as ‘intelligent category strategy recommendation’, ‘category workbench’ and ‘bid optimizer’.

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