Rolls-Royce & Capgemini: Global supply chain interruptions

Speaking at Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE, Rolls-Royce’s Benn Godfrey and Capgemini’s Ashley Naughton discuss global supply chain interruptions

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.

Global supply chain interruptions

Speaking on Day 1 of Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE: The Risk & Resilience Conference, Benn Godfrey, Vice President of Raw material and Forming at Rolls-Royce; and Ashely Naughton, Director of Supply Chain Transformation at Capgemini discussed global supply chain interruptions in their joint panel. 

​​​​​​​During the panel, Godfrey and Naughton discussed a range of topics including: 

  • The Suez Canal
  • COVID-19
  • Whether all global supply chain interruptions are negative
  • How to future-proofing the supply chain
  • Whether planning should be technology or people led 

“Visibility always helps. It's a key topic. The more you can see, the more you can measure, and the more you can take action. But it’s also important to understand that there are some things that you will never see, and you have to accept that and acknowledge it and maybe start to build more contingency into your supply chain and your sourcing,” commented Godfrey.

Did you see Benn Godfrey and Ashley Naughton’s keynote when attending Procurement & Supply Chain LIVE 2022? Watch on-demand Naughton and Godfrey’s panel discussion on ‘Global Supply Chain Interruptions’:

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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