Wednesday 13th October 2021 , 16:00 (BST)

Building your supply chain to withstand the impact of disruptive events

Join this SupplyChainTalk to answer some of the biggest questions facing the supply chain industry including: 

  • How to improve supply chain flexibility to respond to random or high-impact events
  • How to build a more agile, networked supply chain
  • Improving supply chain resilience through near-shoring and on-shoring


Duncan Brock

Leadership Team at CIPS, SupplyChainTalk Host

Duncan Brock is a member of the leadership team of CIPS. He’s had a specific interest throughout his career on implementing category management and developing the skills and capabilities of procurement teams. His procurement experience comes from working for Ford, Mars, Black & Decker, NTL (now Virgin Media) and RSA. He is also a CIPS spokesperson for conferences and media interviews on supply chain matters.

Gaëlle Hutt

International Supply Director, Twinings

I am a well-rounded Supply Chain leader who has a proven track record in running, improving and transforming end to end Supply Chains in complex & changing environments.

I have lived and worked in several countries around the world, which has shaped the business leader that I am today: an authentic, positive and agile leader, who believes in leveraging a team’s diversity to deliver outstanding performance. Building relationships, teamwork and creating possibilities are central to who I am.

Alan Barratt

Supply Chain Director UK and Europe , Cox Automotive UK

Alan Barratt has worked as a Supply Chain professional since leaving school he has 34 years of experience that has taken him all over the world managing matrix supply chains for major organisations. Alan is 6 years into his role at Cox Automotive and is the Groups Supply Chain Director for UK and Europe.

Cox Automotive is the world’s largest automotive service organisation, providing a complete set of products and services that are all in one place and easy-to-use for our clients. We handle 8 Million Vehicles each year, over 119 locations Worldwide, we have 40,000 clients supported by over 30,000 team members. We’re part of Cox Enterprises Inc – one of the world’s largest privately owned communications, media and automotive services companies. Since its formation in 1898, Cox Enterprises has gone from strength to strength thanks to a long-term outlook and determination to create a sustainable and financially secure business. With Annual Revenues of $29B

Murray Dilks

Supply Chain Director Northern Europe and European Logistics Projects, Covetrus

Direct Procurement
Strategy design and implementation, Category Management, Bottom line Cost Reduction and Value Creation, Global Sourcing including Low Cost Country Sourcing.

Indirect Procurement
Construction(NEC3 & 4), Large Capital Projects, Professional Services, IT,HR, Logistics, Travel, Facilities Management,Utilities

Supply Chain Management
Strategy and Management, Lean Supply Chain, Global Logistics and 3PL management, Inventory Management, Supply Chain Risk and Reslience

Organisational Transformation and Change Management
Outsourcing incl. Make/Buy Strategic Decision making

Accredited Chartered Institute of Purchase & Supply (CIPS) Lecturer and Tutor at Central Business School

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