FREE Webinar: How to Buy PPE for today and for tomorrow
Wednesday 3rd June
2.00pm – 3.00pm AEST
The sub-category of personal protective equipment (PPE) has suddenly become the most important category for many. Yet stories already abound of a raft of issues including: mass shortages, dodgy new suppliers, substandard equipment, failed deliveries, price hikes, surcharges, gazumping and other nasties.
One clear case study for a healthcare company relied on “supplier relationships and text book SRM” to secure and grow their regular supplies throughout the process. “Without those, we might not have received any supplies” the CPO added.
That said, Infosys-Portland, a leading procurement consultancy, have been running a PPE category desk for their clients these last few weeks and are prepared to share a few lessons and insights that they have gleaned working in this hyper-important category of late.
Join this WEBINAR with the Infosys Portland team and take the chance to join in the post presentation Q&A to ask questions and raise concerns you may have about the newest and hottest category of PPE.
Geoff Brown – Director – Health Practice, Infosys Portland
As Head of Infosys Portland’s National Health Practice and the Queensland Office Geoff has been heavily involved in launching and leading the PPE sourcing program.
With more than 20 years senior procurement and supply chain experience in Australia and Europe, Geoff has expertise across multiple industries with particular experience in construction, infrastructure, health, resources, telco and FMCG.
Prior to joining Infosys Portland, Geoff worked for Rio Tinto, GlaxoSmithKline and Treasury Wine Estates across Australia and Europe in senior procurement and project infrastructure roles.
Geoff holds an MBA from IESE Barcelona and London Business School as well as engineering degree from the University of Queensland
George Hsu – Medical Consumables Team Lead, Infosys Portland
George is a Senior Manager at Infosys Portland and has led the medical consumables team juggling client and vendor communications to build an efficient execution process.
Bringing over 8 years of experience in consulting, George’s areas of expertise includes advanced analytics, strategic sourcing, and process improvement in diverse areas such as food & beverage, mining and retail.
George is committed to driving value to clients in both the public and private sector, delivering outcomes by leveraging strong negotiation skills and introducing automated solutions to improve organisational efficiency.
He holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Sydney. Prior to joining the consulting industry, George spent some time as an Airframe and Propulsion Systems engineer at Airbus Group.
Seng Koay – Masks and Respirators Category, Infosys Portland
Seng is an Infosys Portland Manager and key member of the PPE Team, Seng has taken on some of the most technical categories including respirators and face masks.Seng’s areas of expertise are strategic sourcing, procurement operating models and procurement transformation across a wide range of industries including financial services, telecommunications and manufacturing.
Prior to joining Infosys Portland, Seng worked at Toyota Motor Corporation Australia and was heavily involved in the global sourcing of automotive parts from Japan, USA and Thailand for the Toyota Camry.
Seng holds qualifications in both Law and Economics from the Australian National University.