D2N2 Growth Hub Supporting Growth

Stronger Supply Chains

Event Information:

Type: Business Growth

Venue: Action Planning Workshop, D2N2

Date: Friday, 12 February 2021

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Available To: Eligible SME's

Speaker: Kathrine Westurn

Member Price: FREE

Non-Member Price: FREE

Stronger Supply Chains: Tools to Manage Risk. All organisations depend on third parties to provide them with goods and/ or services and with this comes significant risk.

This half-day workshop will enable you to: 

  • Address challenges such as Covid-19 and Brexit and identify priorities going forward  

  • Consider how Procurement and Supply Chain knowledge underpins good risk management  

  • Explore and apply risk analysis, prioritisation and action planning tools and templates 

  • Discover the importance of a systematic approach to risk management

Thinking about your organisation: 

  • How much do you spend with third parties? 

  • To what extent do you treat your supply chain as an extension of your own business? 

  • Which suppliers are critical to you? 

  • What are the consequences if they don’t deliver on time or to quality standards? 

  • Do you have alternative suppliers approved and able to step in, if your supplier cannot perform? 

  • Through Covid-19 and Brexit what have been the business continuity issues?  

  • Did supplier failure play a part?  

  • Have the lessons been learnt and addressed? 

This interactive workshop will help you address these challenges and provide you with tools and templates to enable a practical approach to risk identification and mitigation.

Who should attend this workshop?

This workshop is aimed at decision-makers that depend on third-party suppliers to achieve their organisational goals. This includes business leaders, and managers within Finance, Procurement and Operations who want to share experiences, and practice using proven tools and templates to achieve stronger supply chains.

This workshop is aimed at SMEs. Please note that preference will be given to businesses based in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire for this workshop.

What will we cover?

  • Take stock of the impact of Covid-19 and Brexit 

  • How Procurement and Supply Chain knowledge underpins good risk management  

  • Identify supply chain priorities, short, medium and long term  

  • Explore and apply risk analysis, prioritisation and action planning tools  

  • Discover the importance of a systematic approach to risk management  

  • Enjoy networking opportunities, polls and group activities to apply learning to real life scenarios  

  • Apply practical tools and templates to structure thinking and capture information 

  • Use Learning Logs and Action Plans to embed good practice going forward

What outcomes can you expect from joining us?

After attending this workshop, you will:

  • Feel empowered to gain control over your supply chain  

  • Have tools and templates to assess and prioritise current supply risks 

  • Understand potential actions to manage them - short, medium and long term

  • Be better placed to plan ahead for future success

Supply Chain Risk management is an on-going challenge and the relevance of the event goes well beyond the immediate impact of Covid-19 and Brexit.

This is an interactive, Action Planning Online Workshop. You will leave this session with handouts and a practical action plan which can be implemented within your business. Where possible, we would like to encourage you to join this session with your video camera turned on and when instructed by the facilitator, you may un-mute your microphone to take full advantage of the interactive nature of the workshop. For the best user experience, we recommend joining the workshop using Chrome or Firefox as your web browser.

Here’s a quick breakdown of the session:

  • 10.00am - 10.50am - Workshop presentation

  • 10.50am - 11.00am - Break

  • 11.00am - 11.50am - Workshop presentation

  • 11.50am - 12.00pm - Break

  • 12.00pm - 12.45pm - Workshop presentation

  • 12.45pm - 1.00pm - Q&A

Who’ll be presenting this workshop?

Kathrine Western is a procurement and Supply Chain professional who specialises in strategic direction, transformation and capability development.

Kathrine has delivered training and coaching programmes for organisations including Rolls-Royce, Transport for London, BP, Liberty Global, Network Rail, UK Trade and Investment, Britvic, Diageo, and RM Resources.




Here’s how simple it is to book your place:

This workshop will be delivered via GoToTraining - to register for a place all you need to do is complete the booking form

It’s quick and easy and if you have any questions, just contact your dedicated Events & Engagement Officer, Hannah Kerridge - 07741 163242