Good design affects all aspects of sourcing and the conference will show how better design leads to better sourcing.

Learn from industry experts including:

OCEAN OBSERVATIONS – SOFIA SVANTESON

SKF – PETER SMEDBERG

VIRTUALSTOCK – ROB KNOTT

STRATEGIC SOURCING ADVISOR & WRITER - MAGNUS CARLSSON

SPEND MATTERS - PETER SMITH

TETRA PAK - JONAS EKLUND

Accenture - Armin Scharlach

In addition to hearing from expert speakers, there will also be plenty of opportunities to meet the speakers and other delegates throughout the day.

 

Strategic Sourcing Advisor & Writer, Magnus Carlsson
Magnus has 30 years’ experience in strategic sourcing including 25 years working for IKEA where he was responsible for developing and implementing IKEA’s purchasing strategy. 

His book Strategic Sourcing and Category Management: Lessons Learned at IKEA, was published in 2015 and is becoming essential reading for all sourcing practitioners.

Accenture - Armin Scharlach
Armin is a Managing Partner at Accenture with close to 20 years of consulting experience, most of which in e-Procurement, e-Marketplace and e-Sourcing positions.  He has extensive market knowledge of sourcing tools having worked with, evaluated and implemented numerous procurement solutions using SAP and Ariba, Emptoris, Bravo Solutions, CombineNet and Trade Extensions. More recently, he has expanded his expertise into wider areas of "heavy analytics" outside of procurement and has become an expert in Network Modeling, Total Value Contribution Optimization and Predictive Modeling. 

 

Tetra Pak - Jonas Eklund
Jonas, is a graphic designer at Tetra Pak Nordics. In 2003 he co-authored the book 'Communication with the package' explaining how to use packaging effectively in marketing and brand building.  He has worked at Tetra Pak since 1999 has held his current role since 2009 designing product concepts in carton packages for customers in the Nordics and UK/Ireland.

SKF - Peter Smedberg
Peter is Global Category Manager / Sourcing project leader Global Transportation Tender at SKF Group.  He has extensive sourcing and supply chain expertise and prior to current role at SKF, Peter worked with IKEA and Deloitte.

 

Virtualstock - Rob Knott
Rob is Director of Healthcare and Public Sector at supply chain technology company Virtualstock.  He is specialist in the strategic leadership of commercial and procurement management and prior to joining Virtualstock, Rob was National Director, NHS Procurement at the UK Department of Health.

Ocean Observations - Sofia Svantesson
Sofia is an entrepreneur and design strategist with a background in human computer interaction.  She is the founder of design agency Ocean Observations and since 2013, she has been a member of the expert group supporting the Swedish government’s Committee for Digitisation.

 

Spend Matters - Peter Smith
Peter Smith is Managing Editor of Spend Matters Europe - Europe's leading procurement and supply chain website. He is a well-known professional leader with considerable expertise and experience in public and private sector procurement-performance improvement. A Fellow and past president of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, he has written and spoken widely about procurement issues.