London, April 23rd 2014
A group of UK based Chief Procurement Officers and Procurement Directors from large food and drink manufacturing companies got together to celebrate the first of a series of Food & Drink Procurement Industry Forums 2014 at the Royal Exchange in the City of London on Wednesday 21st May 2014.
The Food & Drink Procurement Industry Forum is a new CPO-level initiative established and hosted by 4C Associates in partnership with the most influential UK based food and drink manufacturing companies. The Forum aims to improve the role of the procurement function within the food and drink industry and gives forum members a platform to share information and best practices, and provide senior level networking opportunities.
Milan Panchmatia, Director at 4C Associates said “4C runs a wide range of events throughout the year all aimed at increasing the profile of procurement as well as sharing best practice and offering the attendees excellent networking opportunities”. Milan went on to say “This forum is part of a more specific offering around the extensive work we do within the Food and Drink Industry and is aimed squarely at CPOs. This forum really gives them access to the most up to date procurement thinking as well as best practice from other sectors”.
The evening’s agenda focused on various themes relevant to procurement in the food industry. Topics included measuring commodity price risk for non-traded commodities, achieving step change in savings and the best way to retain procurement talent.
The next Food & Drink Procurement Industry Forum meeting has been planned to take place after the summer break. The Forum council and 4C will be issuing a limited number of new Forum memberships shortly. The insights and collateral generated by the forum will be available to the wider food industry via application to 4C Associates using the contact details above.
For more information about the forum and how to apply for a membership please visit https://www.4cassociates.com/news-events/newsletters/food-drink-procurement-industry-forum.aspx
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