The Manufacturer

Ivalua Round table discussion (1)

Secure your seat for the round table discussion below:

The Rise of Procurement: De-Risking the Supply Chain and Building Resilience

Virtual Round Table I 29 September: 17.30- 19:00 BST

Manufacturers are discovering just how critical supply chain agility and transparency is as they navigate through the current crisis.

Supply chains optimised for cost have been rapidly reconfigured to prioritise resilience – underlining the need for flexibility, visibility and risk control across the entire supply chain.

Supply chain management has never been more important. Join your peers for a discussion on how to successfully:   

Core discussion points:

  • Managing simultaneous disruption to supply & demand
  • Process changes to better manage the risk profile of your supply chain
  • Are lean supply chains always fragile?
  • What does sustainable procurement beyond COVID look like?

In partnership with:




Nick Hussey

CEO, The Manufacturer

Nick is CEO of Hennik Group, publishers of The Manufacturer and organisers of Digital Manufacturing Week which includes Smart Factory Expo, The Manufacturer of the Year Awards and the Top 100 People in Manufacturing annual programme. He is also CEO of Carbon Offset Services, a start-up focused on enabling organisations to neutralise their carbon footprint through reforestation.

In 1994 Nick started Ark Group (a publishing and events company) and grew it into a $30m global business before selling it to a FTSE quoted media company. He subsequently purchased The Manufacturer Magazine and in 2008 Nick was seconded into the Department for Business Innovation and Skills where he headed up the Manufacturing Insight project for the UK Government. He is a founder member of the IET Manufacturing Policy Panel, he sits on the IMechE Manufacturing Industry Division Board and was instrumental in the development of the Made Smarter project headed up by Juergen Maier. He is passionate about all aspects of advanced manufacturing and it making it as efficient, sustainable and profitable as possible.

sundar k

Sundar K.

Global Head - Manufacturing Solutions, Ivalua

Sundar is a 20+ year Direct Materials and Supply Chain Management veteran and practitioner with Solutions/Customer Marketing, Product Management & Engineering experience, interacting with customers globally.

Prior to working in the Enterprise Software Industry, Sundar worked in Manufacturing and Supply Chain in a variety of roles for Aerospace and Automotive companies.

He has presented at past Sourcing Interest Group (SIG) events, ISM Supply Management Conference, Ariba Live conference, Procurement Leaders and Procurecon conference and has contributed to several Sourcing and Supply Chain focused blogs and magazines.

Sundar holds a Master’s Degree in both Materials Science & Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.


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