Capgemini & Macmillan Education: Supply chain agility

Speaking at Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE 2022, Capgemini’s Ashley Naughton and Macmillan Education’s Shaun Plunkett discuss supply chain agility

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.

Supply Chain Agility

Speaking on Day 2 of Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE: The Risk & Resilience Conference, Ashley Naughton, Director of Supply Chain Transformation at Capgemini and Shaun Plunkett, Vice President of Global Supply Chain at Macmillan Education took to the stage to discuss supply chain agility.

During the panel discussion the two focussed on five key topics: 

  1. Lessons learnt from COVID-19
  2. Supplier and partner relationships
  3. Data and analytics
  4. How the industry can develop an alert supply chain
  5. Sales and operations planning (S&OP)

“Sharing data is really critical. Because it leads and drives that behavioural change that is needed,” commented Naughton. “It creates collaboration,” adds Plunkett.

Did you see Ashley Naughton and Shaun Plunkett’’s keynote when attending Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE 2022? Watch on-demand Naughton and Plunkett’s panel discussion on ‘Supply Chain Agility’:

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

Did you attend Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE’s inaugural event in 2021? Shaun Plunkett took to the stage last year to discuss the lesson he learned during the transformation of a global publishing supply chain. Click here to find out more.


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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