Sunday 25th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

Network Rail talks finance at Summit

Network Rail’s Jim Carter will take to the stage to present a case study on the implementation of the company’s supply chain finance scheme, at the new Supply Chain Finance Summit.

Taking place on 3rd December, at the Radisson Blu Portman hotel in London, the event will explore the finance issues vital to industry decision makers.

Carter, head of contracts and procurement operations at Network Rail, will take the opportunity to explain the reasons behind the supply chain financing programme at his company, before focusing on issues such as the key questions asked when embarking on the project.

He will also discuss challenges of stakeholder engagement, technology options, decision making process, feedback from the project and how Network Rail dealt with the difficulties.

Having previously worked for Cable & Wireless, Carter also heads Network Rail’s Procurement Service Centre, which offers transactional procurement support for the company’s 36,000 employees.

He was recently awarded the CIP’s Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year Award, for his improvement work within Network Rail.

He joins David Loseby, Arriva’s director of procurement for Mainland Europe, who will provide an exclusive look at how the company approaches supply chain finance on the day.

Supply chain finance requires input from numerous sources, but often falls between the gaps of departmental responsibility. Loseby will be part of a panel looking at who is best placed to take ownership; how to identify and get on-board key stakeholders; and what are the core skills required to implement and run a SCF scheme. There will also be examples of best practice and how organisations can implement change.

As procurement director at Arriva, David Loseby has been developing and implementing a new strategy and organisation to deliver benefits across all geographies, develop a new supply chain and suite of contracts to support a turnover of £5 billion plus.

Previously a non-executive director for Westminster Business Council, championing the EU funded mentoring scheme for small businesses. Formerly as the chief procurement officer & head of supplier relationship management  at Westminster City Council, he designed a new target operating model and reduced the headcount by 30%, annualised saving of £1.25m+.

He has also held senior procurement roles at Associated British Foods, and Carphone Warehouse. Before that he was change director at Barclays Bank.

The Supply Chain Finance Summit is organised by Supply Chain Standard.

Survey results from Demica show that Supply Chain Finance is growing at a rate of up to 40 per cent a year and will continue to expand with rates of up to 10 per cent by 2020.

Designed exclusively for CFOs, CSCOs, and senior risk managers, the Supply Chain Finance Summit is designed to help delegates get up to speed with current and future legislation; learn from peers who have already set up schemes; and find out how to use SCF to gain competitive advantage.

Find out more at:

http://www.akabomedia.co.uk/en/SCF13Home.aspx