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Digitalization changes business models and processes. For small and medium sized suppliers, it is particularly important to know how the procurement processes are evolving. Therefore, innovative solutions in e-procurement were analyzed by students from UNECON. They present their results in a joint conference with companies who develop and implement new procurement processes. The project is led by UNECON (www.unecon.ru), BVMW (www.bvmw.de) and Thorsten Gareis (www.thorstengareis.com).
The target groups are all SMEs, in particular companies from the pharmaceutical, medical technology, retail, and energy sectors that want to digital transform their procurement.
Vice President Supply Chain Procurement at Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices
Accountable for all direct Procurement globally, serving the Medical Devices businesses of Johnson & Johnson world-wide.
With our experienced coaches, consultants, interim managers and sparring partners, we support our clients in the successful implementation of strategic as well as operational procurement projects in more than 150 commodities. Within capital expenditure projects, we act as a procurement service provider or auditor for the operational and strategic procurement of construction services, plant and machinery. We recruit qualified personnel for permanent positions and freelancers or interim managers as external support for our clients.
Mitglied im Bundeswirtschaftssenat des BVMW e.V.
IQM is the European leader in superconducting quantum computers, headquartered in Espoo, Finland. A Venture Capital funded company which includes investors: MIG Fonds, Tesi, OpenOcean, Maki.vc, Vito Ventures, Matadero QED, Vsquared, Salvia GmbH, Santo GmbH and Tencent. Since its inception in 2018, IQM has grown to 70+ employees and has also established a subsidiary in Munich, Germany (20+ employees), to lead the co-design approach. IQM delivers on-premises quantum computers for research laboratories and supercomputing centers and provides complete access to its hardware. For industrial customers, IQM delivers quantum advantage through a unique application-specific co-design approach. IQM's funding also includes a €3.3 M grant from Business Finland and €15 M equity investment from the EIC Accelerator program.
Our key competencies related to technologies of applied and system artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), predictive analytics (PA), digital twins (DT), decision support systems (DSS). These technologies focus on strengthening the processes of human creative activity in an environment that consists of technical systems, objects of artificial and natural intelligence.
4th-year student (Logistics and Supply Chain Management),
Saint Petersburg State University of Economics (UNECON)
Angela Qu is a passionate and inspirational executive with 25 years working experiences in China, Germany and Switzerland. She creates purpose driven organizations and builds strong partnership with internal and external stakeholders. She promotes customer-centric approach and performance-driven culture delivering both bottom-line and top-line impact.
As Chief Procurement Officer of Lufthansa Group, Angela Qu created with her team a joint vision is to transform procurement into major enabler to company’s success, creating value to the customers, societies and employee. In addition, Angela serves a supervisory board member for Lufthansa Cargo.
Before Lufthansa, she has successful record in Companies like Siemens and ABB, in the area of organization transformation, procurement, supply chain, people development, operation excellence, cost reduction, working capital improvements, process optimization, crisis management and M&A.
Dipl.-Ing.oec. Michael Schürmann is Vice President Global Indirects at Körber AG in Hamburg. He is responsible for the management and development of Group Indirects Procurement and part of the management team for the strategic orientation of the SCM function. He has been working in various functions in the area of supply chain management for more than 12 years. He is also active in the BME, e.g. as moderator for events on digital procurement and Indirects management. Körber AG is the holding company of an international technology group with around 10,000 employees worldwide. The Group unites technologically leading companies with more than 100 production, service and sales locations. Körber combines the advantages of a globally present organization with the strengths of highly specialized and flexible medium-sized companies. These offer their customers solutions, products and services in the Business Areas Körber Digital, Logistics Systems, Pharmaceutical Systems, Tissue and Tobacco.
Have 7+ years in supply chain management and digitalization by developing and implementing new processes, methods and tools. Leverage 2 years' earlier experience as Corporate Controller involving the development of divest scenarios in, and expansion into emerging markets (Benteler Group, Klöckner). Visionary leader, committed to driving organization wide adoption of procurement 4.0 best practises through the development of KPI-driven strategic procurement teams, digital supplier relationship management and the launch of a procurement training academy.