UpScaler Forum: Supplier Development & Understanding Customer Needs

Supplier Development & Understanding Customer Needs

UpScaler Event
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Our keynote speaker Rob Johnson has years of experience in procurement and quality management, most recently at Jaguar Landrover. In this forum Rob will share some of his knowledge, experience and enthusiasm in helping you to understand what customers really want and the challenges that they look to suppliers to solve - from technology to sustainability

  • From: Thursday 23 January 2020, 8 am
  • To: Thursday 23 January 2020, 11 am
  • Registration: 8 am
  • Location: Village Hotel, Chilwell, Brailsford Way, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG9 6DL,
  • Booking deadline: Wednesday 22 January 2020, 11.00 pm
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Our keynote speaker Rob Johnson has years of experience in procurement and quality management, most recently at Jaguar Landrover. In this forum Rob will share some of his knowledge, experience and enthusiasm in helping you to understand what customers really want and the challenges that they look to suppliers to solve - from technology to sustainability. Hear his top tips that can be applied to both service and manufacturing sectors and help you think differently about how you can better serve your existing and future customers. As part of his role Rob has been closely engaged in helping suppliers to respond to the demands of their customers, making improvements and becoming suppliers of choice. What could you learn? This forum promises to be a lively and engaging event providing you with lots of fuel for thought!

Programme

Agenda

8.00am start with registration and networking
8.30am – 8.45am update from the UpScaler Project
8.45am – 10.00am – Presentation
10:00am – 10: 15am Q & A
10.15am – 11:00am Tea/coffee, networking and close

Rob Johnson Brief Biography
Rob was from 2012 until June 2019 Global Purchasing Director at Jaguar Land Rover . Prior to this Rob has also held senior Procurement and Quality management roles at both Rolls-Royce PLC and Toyota Europe . His experience means that Rob can explain purchasing and supply chain priorities from the customers perspective, and also give a practitioners insight into strategic leadership, high performing teams, lean thinking, quality, operations and global supply chain management. Rob has extensive experience in managing transformative projects , including coaching many smaller suppliers and growth businesses working in sectors such as Automotive, Aerospace engineering and services . He has helped many suppliers management teams to improve their productivity and performance and thereby better meet the needs of their ultimate customers.

This event is delivered through the new UpScaler project, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund in partnership with Nottingham Business School, D2N2 Growth Hub and East Midlands Chamber.

If your company is growing at a pace that is hard to manage, the UpScaler Project could be the ideal solution. Delivered in partnership with Nottingham Business School, D2N2 Growth Hub and East Midlands Chamber this exclusive and unique programme provides specific, tailored and intense high-growth business support.

UpScaler is open to a limited number of high-growth enterprises that are growing rapidly or planning to do so. Businesses that are scaling up; have the potential to scale-up; or are ambitious to grow will be considered for the programme.

Benefits of joining the UpScaler Project include access to a customised range of proven business support workshops, peer-to-peer events and a management development programme, enhanced by a grant scheme to subsidise the cost of additional support. Click here to find out more about eligibility: https://www.ntu.ac.uk/business-and-employers/support-for-smes/scaling-up-your-business

Enquiries: scaleup@ntu.ac.uk

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Location details

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Village Hotel, Chilwell
Brailsford Way
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire, NG9 6DL

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