May 30, 2013 | ariba |
10:20 a.m.: Purchasing Must Work Closely With Finance To Improve Spend Management And Operating Efficiency Featuring: Duncan Jones, Senior Analyst, Forrester Research Globalization trends make it increasingly important for Purchasing and Finance to work together to reduce spend, improve efficiency and ensure compliance with regulatory and environmental constraints. Yet recent trends such as Shared Services and BPO, and inflexible technology have made this collaboration harder to achieve. Duncan will give an overview of the Spend Management applications market and focus on two rapidly growing areas: spend analysis and electronic invoice processing. He will describe how leading companies are using these tools to help Purchasing and Finance work together to drive bottom line benefits. About Duncan Jones: Based in London, Duncan primarily contributes to Forrester's offerings for the Sourcing & Vendor Management professional and is a frequent contributor to research on business process and applications professional. Duncan also covers software for purchasing professionals, including eProcurement, eSourcing, contract life-cycle management, and electronic invoice presentment and payment (EIPP). He has more than 20 years of experience using enterprise applications to improve business performance. 1 p.m.: The CPO Perspective: Driving spend management excellence through improved collaboration, sharing of best practices and development of a wider skills set within procurement Stephen Wills FCIPS, MBA, Head of Procurement, AXA About Steve Wills: Steve Wills has been a member of the purchasing and supply profession for over 20 years and has held the role of CPO for AXA UK since 2004. He joined in 2000 as Head of Purchasing and in 2003 was appointed to manage the convergence of the individual purchasing functions from within AXA's Life, Insurance, UK and Healthcare businesses. Steve now manages a team of over 35 procurement professionals, contributing 30% of AXA's Global savings targets. Steve's contribution to the profession was fully recognised when he was invited to become a Fellow of CIPS in 2005. Prior to Axa, Steve was Head of Supply Chain for Aviva, one of the UK's leading Insurance Companies, following the merger of CGNU and Norwich Union. Great Achievements CIPS Purchasing and Supply Management Professional of the Year 2006. Implementation of a CIPS accredited and highly innovative Third Party Management process. Consolidation of 4 purchasing functions under the umbrella of AXA UK during 2003, leading to the subsequent and regular delivery of over 50% of AXA's Global Savings targets. Development of a high-performing team, of whom 70% are now CIPS qualified. AXA awarded CIPS Certification of Excellence 2005, and received his Fellowship in 2005. Member of CIPS Board of Management responsible for education. Purchasing Philosophy Cultural change, team development and innovation are the keys to achieving success in today's challenging business environment. Ariba Spend Management Day London Speakers A iba Spend Management Day London Speakers
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