Reshaping global trade partners - George Laurie, Forester

Speaking at Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE, George Laurie, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Forester Research on reshaping global trade partners

April 2022, Procurement Magazine, Supply Chain Digital and Bizclik Media Group returned to the Tobacco Dock (London) to host our second Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE. 

Dubbed ‘The Risk & Resilience Conference’ the two-day hybrid event was held on the 27th and 28th of April, featuring keynotes, roundtables, Q&As, and 1-2-1s from inspirational and knowledgeable leaders in the procurement and supply chain space. 

George Laurie, Forester Research: Smart manufacturing technology is reshaping global trade partners

Taking to the main stage, George Laurie, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forester Research delivered his keynote: /How smart manufacturing technologies are reshaping global trade patterns’. 

Applying machine learning and AI, smart supply chains of the future are harnessing these technologies to anticipate changing demand and synchronise sourcing, production, and transportation.

This is being done in the hopes to meet customers' expectations for variety, resilience and sustainability despite growing disruptions, as well as drive the evolution of collaborative supply networks.

During his keynote, Laurie identifies the four factors driving new approaches to anticipate and fulfil demand, with technology coming to the rescue. “But t’s not just about visibility,” says Laurie, “organisations need to be agile as well. Rigid supply chains must become adaptable and collaborative supply networks.”

“There is always a risk, there is always an opportunity, smart organisations build into and test responses to risk into their operations to drive resilience and maintain a competitive advantage when they occur.”

Did you see George Laurie’s keynote when attending Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE 2022? Watch on-demand Laurie delivering his keynote on ‘How smart manufacturing technologies are reshaping global trade patterns’:

To watch any of our other speakers from Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE: The Risk and Resilience Conference, click here

PROCUREMENT & SUPPLY CHAIN LIVE 2022

This October, Supply Chain Digital and Procurement Magazine return to London for an all-new event - PROCUREMENT & SUPPLY CHAIN LIVE LONDON 2022.

Click here, to find out how you can attend PROCUREMENT & SUPPLY CHAIN LIVE LONDON 2022.

Held at the QEII Centre between the 12th and 13th of October 2022, BMG’s all-new hybrid event incorporates two zones - SupplyChain LIVE and Procurement LIVE - to create a single EXPO style event. 

PROCUREMENT & SUPPLY CHAIN LIVE LONDON 2022 will give those attending the chance to showcase their values, products and services to partners and customers.

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