Agenda

SUPPLY CHAIN CONTINUITY & RESILIENCE 

08:45

09:00

  • Illuminating what lessons can be learned from the impact of events such as COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine, especially on supply chain resilience 
  • Assessing the changing state of procurement; has it actually been enhanced because of these events?  

09:30

  • Understanding how to anticipate and mitigate future threats to supply chain capabilities 
  • Reimaging current supply chain challenges as opportunities to boost local procurement and strengthen your inventory management 

Leveraging Technology 

10:30

11:00

  • Comparing how technology has been used across various sectors to improve and transform their procurement  
  • Identifying where initial ground is being made in the uptake of technology in healthcare, particularly in relation to supply chains 

CYBERSECURITY

11:30

  • Outlining how to mitigate insider threats 
  • Identifying the techniques scammers are using to imitate your suppliers 
  • Developing the ability of your organisation to respond to incidents 

12:00

01:00

  • Ensuring the application and regulation of standards regarding data usage 
  • Guaranteeing that such standards can be adapted to a rapidly evolving field whilst ensuring interoperability 

02:00

Roundtable One 
Empowering procurement professionals to gain that seat at the decision-making table 
Roundtable Two 
Predicting where procurement is heading and what it may look like in the future  
Roundtable Three  
Exploring patient centric inventory management systems 
Round Four 
Investigating ways of ascertaining a greater understanding of your supply chain 

03:00

ROLE PERCEPTION AND CAPABILITY 

00:00

03:30

  • Discovering how to progress away from being a box ticker and a gatekeeper, towards becoming an indispensable problem solver in your organisation  
  • Learning how to convey the importance and potential of procurement to your colleagues 

04:30

09:00

ESG

09:15

  • Illustrating how a patient centric focus can create environmentally beneficial outcomes 
  • Discovering how a greater understanding of your supply chain can be attained by incorporating objectives

09:45

  • Analysing how much energy the healthcare sector consumes and its contribution to Australia's total energy usage 
  • Exploring viable ways of achieving environmentally sustainable procurement 

10:30

DEALING WITH REFORM  

11:00

  • Ensuring the modified List provides benefits to all stakeholders 
  • Balancing fairness, competition, cost, and patient outcomes 

MANAGING RELATIONSHIPS

12:00

  • Initiating and nurturing connections between providers and suppliers from micro to macro 
  • Attaining positive outcomes in tumultuous times 

12:30

01:30

Round Table One 
Inspiring a burned-out workforce to believe in procurement  
Round Table Two 
Attracting and retaining new talent into the healthcare procurement sector 
Round Table Three 
Overcoming inefficiency and optimising outcome through cloud-based software 
Round Table Four 
Cutting Gordian knots by using data analysis 

02:30

WORKFORCE

03:00

  • Painting a picture of the future of healthcare procurement, and what can be gained from taking a holistic approach 
  • Transcending current issues to identify future needs and how to solve them 
  • Locking in a seat at the decision making table to influence organisational strategy  

04:00