Paul Howard FCIPS
Chief Commercial Officer, New Zealand Defence Force
CEO APAC at IACCM
Editor and Industry Expert Procurement Insights
When you think of procurement benchmarking the impact of W. Edward Deming’s quote – “It is wrong to suppose that if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it – a costly myth” immediately comes to mind.
At no other time were Deming’s words more applicable to the procurement world than during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Experts predict that the pandemic will be with us for anywhere from12 to 24 more months.
The question is, in what ways will public sector supply chains differ from private sector supply chains going forward?
To answer this and to touch upon procurement’s response to the pandemic in Australia and New Zealand, Bruce Everett and Paul Howard joined Jon Hansen in an interactive panel discussion.
Key areas covered:
- Rebuilding supply chains both globally as well as domestically
- Managing emerging cybersecurity threats
- Expanding the scope of financial management
- Assuming a proactive role in technology assessment