We are delighted to announce that we will be joined by Jim Carter, Commercial Director Supply Chain in MoD, for a Fireside Chat on Tuesday 26 November. Jim will focus on Modernising the MoD Supply Chain. As part of this he will cover the Strategic Supplier Management initiative and how this will benefit SMEs, prosperity and social value objectives, and how MoD is looking to improve performance of supply through opening up engagements and accelerating commercial processes.

This Fireside Chat is aimed at senior Commercial Staff and Business Development areas within companies.

MODERNISING THE MOD SUPPLY CHAIN 

The MOD is the largest procurement organisation in central government, managing some of the most complex and technologically advanced requirements in the world, with an annual procurement spend of more than £20 bn per year.  

JIM CARTER - COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR, SUPPLY CHAIN 

Jim is Commercial Director, Supply Chain at the Ministry of Defence and is responsible for the overall supplier and market interface. He leads a Supplier Management team and is responsible for delivering and embedding a new Strategic Supplier Management approach across Defence, helping transform our supplier relationships and improving our broader Industry engagement. Prior to this he was Transformation Director in the Cabinet Office Government Commercial Function, helping to improve the capacity and capability of Commercial Specialists across Government, winning Best People Development Initiative at the CIPs Awards 2018. He’s had a 20-year Commercial career including Commercial Director at Network Rail, the UK's rail infrastructure provider, where his team procured and managed categories as diverse as ballast to business consultancy. For his transformation work at Network Rail, Jim won the CIPS Procurement and Supply Chain Professional of the Year Award in 2013.

The session will focus on Modernising the MoD Supply Chain.  As part of this he will cover the Strategic Supplier Management initiative, work to benefit SMEs, prosperity and social value objectives and how MoD is looking to improve performance of supply through opening up engagements and accelerating commercial processes. 

Agenda:

16:30  Registration

17:00  Presentation and Q&A

18:00  Networking

19:30  Close