FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
London, October 17th 2014
4C hosts the second Food & Drink Industry Procurement Forum meeting
A group of UK based Chief Procurement Officers and Procurement Directors, from large food and drink manufacturing companies, attended the second Food & Drink Industry Procurement Forum at Vinoteca Marylebone in central London this Tuesday evening 14th October 2014.
The Food & Drink Procurement Industry Forum is a CPO-level initiative established and hosted by 4C Associates in partnership with the most influential food and drink manufacturing companies in the country. The Forum aims to improve the role of the procurement function within the food and drink industry and give forum members a platform to share information and best practices, and provide senior level networking opportunities.
The evening’s agenda focused on various themes relevant to procurement in the food and drink industry. The main discussion topics included such questions as:
• In light of the Elliott Report, do you feel that your organisation has policies, systems, operating practices and controls in place to ensure product and supply integrity?
• What’s next for indirects?
• How can procurement deliver better value with customers?
Milan Panchmatia, Director at 4C Associates said: “The answers we’ve received regarding the Elliott report both from the forum members and the associated survey that 4C has run have clearly shown that the industry is highly fragmented in its approach to reporting and compliance. Milan went on to say “the forum members recognise that discussions of this type allow them to share ideas and solutions as well as helping to drive the overall procurement industry agenda forward.”
The next Food & Drink Procurement Industry Forum meeting has been planned to take place at the end of the year. 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 & drink 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 www.4cassociates.com/news-events/newsletters/food-drink-procurement-industry-forum.aspx
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