Inside Procurement: Managing risk in uncertain times


The operative word on everyone’s minds right now is RISK.

Whether it’s COVID-19 or oil prices, supply chain impacts or financial market concerns – creating the right action plans to mitigate that risk as best as possible is top priority for organisations across the globe.

In this week's episode from Inside Procurement, Omer Abdullah explores the top-10 tangible steps that organisations can consider across their supply chains, in order to ensure thoughtful and rigorous response to the current uncertainties.

Watch the full video to learn more about these 10 big-ticket, risk-mitigation activities:

  • Take care of your people
  • Analyse internal risks
  • Conduct scenario analyses
  • Talk to customers
  • Develop plans for strategic categories
  • Examine logistics implications
  • Assess liquidity
  • Assess supplier health
  • Think ahead
  • Work with facts, and manage emotions

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Omer Abdullah

Omer Abdullah

Omer Abdullah is Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Smart Cube, a global provider of procurement intelligence and analytics, including category excellence, commodity volatility management, supply chain analytics and supplier engagement strategies across sectors including Life Sciences, CPG and Industrials. Omer leads the company's business across The Americas.

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