17 CPD Hours


10th Annual Smart Sourcing Supply Management (Private Sector)

Transforming procurement functions to become a high performance driver and setting them up until they are a strategic, company-wide business resource centre is no easy task.

Keynote Speakers: 

Phuti Mahanyele

Executive Chairperson, Sigma Capital and former CEO, Shanduka Group

Andrew Downard

Certified Deal Architect, University of
Tennessee, Supply Chain Relationships & Risk Management, Centre of Excellence for Vested, Asia Pacific

Vusi Fele

Chief Procurement Officer, Absa

Mike Machell-Cox

Director Indirect Procurement, SAPPI Europe

Organisations need to think global and act local.

With the economy taking a nose dive and no immediate remedies, CPOs need to apply international standards in strategy formulation and still manage to make a local application. Rapidly evolving technologies and the emergence of new business models are contributing to the sudden expansion in cost-reduction and growth opportunities around procurement. Most businesses, however, are unsure about how to transform their procurement organisations to constantly reduce costs while maximising value from supplier relationships.

The industry's leading event topics and sessions are designed to deliver cutting edge world class topics in procurement.

Time to get the answers!

  • How can CPOs use Economics to drive value in procurement?
  • How do you move from price savings to strategic value and creating a revolution without a civil war (bad reaction)?
  • What makes strategy work? CPOs usually have grand strategies that lead to grand plans, but what will make them work?
  • What are your top 5 ways to turn crisis into opportunity using supply chain levers?

“ SPW keeps you abreast of global trends and best practises in procurement while giving you a local perspective as well.” Bonga Ndaba, Commodity Manager, Engen






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2017 Conference Brochure


  • Chief Procurement Officers
  • Heads of Supply Chain
  • Chief Buyers
  • BEE/ Transformation Managers
  • Tender Managers
  • Purchasing Managers
  • Sourcing Managers
  • Commodity Managers
  • Category Managers
  • Contract Managers
  • Logistics Managers
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Vendor Managers
  • Internal Audit Managers


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