Rachel Henney: Procurement and the lean management system

Speaking at Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE: The Risk & Resilience Conference, Rachel Henney discusses procurement and the lean management system

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.

Procurement and the lean management system

During her presentation at Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE, Rachel Henney, Head of Supplier Management and Risk at Atlassian discussed how her former workplace - The Standard - is leveraging a lean management system in order to facilitate continuous improvement and growth.

Kickstarting the discussion Henney reflected on how the company incorporated lean management into its operations to define a clear roadmap toward its vision. 

“First, we needed to set that long-term vision, then we defined associated guiding principles that would get us to our first north star. Our vision is our long-term objective and in order to get there, we needed to set near-term targets supported by key strategic initiatives or objectives,” explained Henney. 

“In order to ensure we monitor that impact on our ultimate outcomes, we'd need clear metrics focused on four lean principle components - delivery, productivity, quality and morale.”

Did you see Rachel Henney’s keynote when attending Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE 2022? Watch on-demand Henney’s discussion on ‘Procurement and The Lean Management System’:

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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.

To find out more about PROCUREMENT & SUPPLY CHAIN LIVE LONDON 2022, click here.


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