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How Procurement Plays its part in the Ever-Evolving Defence Industry

Now available on-demand!


In a volatile global landscape, the Defence Industry is operating in a period of great uncertainty with high regulation and compliance pressures. Gartner's survey revealed 47% Aerospace and Defence companies reported supply chain disruptions in the past 12 months, each costing an average of $184 million. Despite technology’s pivotal role in moving the A&D industry forward with strength, there has been a 26% increase in supply chain security breaches, as reported by Bluevoyant in 2023.  

Tune in to our webinar where we navigate the complex world of Aerospace and Defence and its supplier base. Our expert panel will discuss mitigating supply chain risks and share best practices to enhance supply chain resilience, ensure supplier collaboration and address environmental concerns. 

REGISTER NOW to future-proof your A&D organisation, fostering continuity, agility and security of the supply chain. 

Webinar Discussion Points: 

  • How to prepare your organisation for the uncertain future we are facing?
  • How can A&D organisations quickly address technology gaps?
  • How to effectively tackle third-party risks in the future?
  • How to identify urgent risks?
  • Cultivating a culture where monitoring supplier risks is second nature and collaborating with suppliers to mitigate risks effectively.
  • ESG in Defence: Practical examples of addressing sustainability challenges.

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Andy Schofield

Andrew Schofield

Chairman, the North West Aerospace Alliance & Professor of Practice, University of Nottingham

A reliable and conscientious Business Leader and Technology Director with extensive experience and knowledge working at Senior Executive level in the Aerospace and Defence industry. Responsibilities included the development and deployment of advanced technologies and capabilities across a variety of current and future defence products. Past BAE Systems Global Engineering Fellow and representative on the programme boards of a number of High Value Manufacturing Catapult Technology Centres in the UK. A former council member and Non-Exec Director of TWI and member of a number of Advisory and Strategy Groups in the UK. Listed in The Manufacturer Top 100 in 2016. Awarded Honorary Professorship at the University of Nottingham in 2020 and at the University of Central Lancashire in 2024. Current Chair of the North West Aerospace Alliance and Professor of Practice in Aerospace at the University of Nottingham. Director of A Schofield Aero Consulting Ltd and active advisor and consultant.

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Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter 

Product Marketing Director, Ivalua

Spanning a 30-year career, Stephen has led successful global product marketing launches alongside procurement experts and finance professionals in both the public and private sector. As a longstanding contributor in the ever-evolving sourcing industry—from early OCR—to the establishment of eInvoicing Networks, Stephen now applies his extensive tech experience to Ivalua’s unified Procurement platform. A problem solver and industry thought leader, his product positioning is central to generating long-term customer value while streamlining user experience. In software development, adaptability is the key and Steve’s commitment to the future of procurement is propelling Ivalua toward the next generation of strategic payment solutions. Outside of his professional life, Steve is a published author and 17th Century historian. 

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Simon Peters 

Procurement & Supply Chain Lead for Communications & Media Technology, Accenture


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Tom St John

Multimedia Editor, The Manufacturer

Tom is the Multimedia Editor at The Manufacturer (part of Nineteen Group). His professional background is in broadcast journalism; in tv and radio. As well as writing for The Manufacturer Magazine, he leads on all our video content and is a presenter on The Manufacturer Podcast. Tom has thoroughly enjoyed immersing himself in the stories that our manufacturing and vendor communities have to tell, and views sessions like these as a valuable extension of that. 

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