Professor Richard Wiling OBE is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in logistics and supply chain management, retiring this summer after a quarter of a century at Cranfield University. Richard recently created a must-see course called Building Resilient Supply Chains for Effective Risk Management for LinkedIn Learning, and he discusses why it’s vital that everyone in business have a basic understanding of supply chain’s role. 

In this SPOTLIGHT ON PROCUREMENT episode, Richard Wilding and host, Simon Lipscomb, discuss: 

  • How supply chain management has changed since the 1980s
  • Current events – how have the pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and high inflation changed the way businesses view supply chain issues?
  • What companies are doing differently as they emerge from the pandemic into a period of inflation
  • The shift to “procure for resilience” over cost
  • Supply chain’s role in academia
  • How can we present the complexities of supply chain and risk management so everyone can relate to it, with supply chain now being the biggest risk to businesses?

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