Thought Leadership: Managing Supply Ecosystems
2nd March 2020 Virtual Event Research & Thought-Leadership Webinars
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Supply chain visibility used to be a ‘nice to have’. Today, there is added urgency. Regulation, reputation, inclusiveness, cost, innovation -the forces vary, but they are driving a need for action.

However, gaining control and visibility into extended supply ecosystems is challenging. How deep should you go? How far can terms and conditions be flowed down and monitored? What tools, systems or platforms are available? And who is leading the pack - what does ‘best practice’ currently look like?

These are just some of the pressing questions that IACCM has been researching and this webinar will offer insight into our findings. Whether you are a buyer or a supplier, the growing demands of ESG (environment, society, governance) mean that the capability to manage your supply ecosystem is no longer an option. 

  • 8:00 am Seattle
  • 11:00 am New York / Caracas / Santo Domingo
  • 4:00 pm London / Lagos / Lisbon5 pm Paris / Cape Town
  • 6:00 pm Helsinki / Amman / Moscow / Doha
  • 8:00 pm Dubai
  • 9:30 pm Mumbai
  • 12:00 am Perth / Singapore / Beijing

Our Experts:

Tim Cummins, President, IACCM. Tim Cummins - Executive Team, IACCMIn his role as President of IACCM, Tim works with leading corporations, public and academic bodies, supporting executive awareness and understanding of the role that procurement, contracting and relationship management increasingly play in 21st-century business performance and public policy. He leads the Association's extensive research programs and interactions with universities and business schools. Prior to IACCM, Tim's business career included executive roles at IBM and a period on the Chairman's staff, leading studies on the impacts of globalization and the re-engineering of IBM's global contracting processes. His earlier career involved the banking, automotive and aerospace industries, initially in Corporate Finance and later in commercial and business development. He led negotiations up to $1.5 billion in value and his work has taken him to over 40 countries. Tim's writing is extensively published and he has acted in an advisory capacity to government bodies in countries that include the US, UK, Australia, Canada, and Japan, as well as regular briefings to senior managers at many of the world's largest companies.


Adrian Furner, Managing Director, Kommercialize. Adrian Furner specializes in complex commercial transaction structuring & implementation, supply-chain management, procurement, change management and technology acquisition. Adrian has over 25 years’ experience in the area of complex commercial transactions through novel business models.  He has worked in a variety of sectors including defence and security, aviation, technology and is Founding Partner of Kommercialize which is focused on the architecting of new and novel business models. Prior to founding Kommercialize, Adrian was Commercial Director for BAE Systems Strategic Capability Solutions (SCS), leading the commercial, procurement, supply chain and business management teams, where he was instrumental in creating BAE Systems’ approach to open innovation. Adrian has established commercial models and developed relationships to deliver maximum returns for all participants. During his career with BAES he was also involved in: multiple large fully financed naval reactivation programmes; major collaborative PFI bid teams; developing a relationship with BBC investigating the opportunities to exploit e-learning opportunities in the defence marketplace.  Adrian also spent nine years involved in managing a fleet of over 500 commercial aircraft for BAE. Adrian is a member of both the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), and the IACCM where he is a former board member and an honorary fellow.  He has a BEng from the University of Nottingham and has also completed the London Business School Corporate Finance Programme along with executive education programmes at both Wharton Business School and Oxford Saïd Business School.



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