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Managing existing and unknown risks is a vital step in ensuring a more efficient and resilient supply chain. Disruptions can occur throughout the supply chain, from inadequate service delivery to financial damage, having a significant impact on your organisation.

Attend our Successfully Managing Risk in Supply Chains course to learn how to predict disruption and proactively tackle potential risks to make your supply chain more secure and robust.

Gain best practices for identifying, managing and mitigating risks within the supply chain.

Leave the day with a toolkit to better manage risks within your supply chain.

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Alan Oxenbury
Procurement Trainer and Consultant

Alan is a procurement trainer and consultant. After graduating from Exeter University in 1977 with a BA (Honours) in Economics, Alan began his career at a County Council as a Purchasing Officer for hydrocarbon products and highways materials. Alan also worked for the Post Office as a Senior Purchasing Officer for postal sorting office equipment and furniture, before moving to the electricity sector, working on several power station construction projects. Alan then became a Procurement Policy and Manager for a nuclear decommissioning company, where he was a source of expertise on all matters of procurement policy, procedure, guidance, practice, training ...

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Learning Outcomes

  • Gain best practices for identifying potential supplier risks
  • Develop effective approaches for addressing high-risk suppliers
  • Predict disruption and proactively tackle potential risks
  • Create operational resilience
  • Establish a risk-aware culture in your business
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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 09:45

Trainers Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

09:45 - 10:45

Understand and Identify Risk in the Supply Chain – Part 1

  • Definitions of risk and the risk cycle
  • Understand and identify the different risk types in the supply chains
  • Identify the trends in supply chain risks
10:45 - 11:00

Morning Break

11:00 - 11:45

Understand and Identify Risk in the Supply Chain – Part 2

  • Evaluate and measure supplier risk
  • Create greater visibility in your supply chain
  • Understand the importance of contingency planning
11:45 - 12:30

Manage and Mitigate Known Risks – Part 1

  • Build an integrated risk management framework in the procurement cycle
  • Predict disruption and proactively put in place supply chain risk strategies
  • Effectively monitor risk to minimise damage to your organisation
12:30 - 13:30


13:30 - 13:45

Reflection Session

13:45 - 14:45

Manage and Mitigate Unknown Risk – Part 2

  • Identify “weak spots” within your supply chain
  • Learn how to better protect your supply chain and organisation through the terms of the contract
  • Establish a risk-aware culture within your organisation
14:45 - 15:00

Afternoon Break

15:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Develop a Toolkit to Effectively Manage Risk in the Supply Chain

This session is an opportunity to collaborate with the trainer to develop a toolkit tailored to your organisation to manage risk within the supply chain.

  • Develop strategies to better reduce risk
  • Gain tools to take back to your organisation to improve and secure your supply chain
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation and Close