Repeating last year’s very successful event, CIPS-Switzerland is teaming up with the Technologie Forum Zug and the Economic Promotion team of the Kanton Zug for this special Procurement & Supply Chain (P&SC) event. Speakers include leaders from companies with regional or global headquarters in the Canton around the theme of “Going Digital, flowdays took place with a booth to represent the disruptive approach lean-agile procurement.

Procurement in Kanton Zug”. It is well known that Zug is fast emerging as a leading P&SC cluster in Europe. In addition to hosting drinks and snacks to facilitate participant networking – several Zug-based Procurement Service Companies with be available for follow-up discussions (including Consultants and Headhunters).

The speakers where:

Mr André Wismer, Biogen Switzerland AG, Product Specialist
André Wismer holds a Bachelor degree in BA with a focus on International Management and Economics (IM&E) from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU), Switzerland, and an MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from Cranfield University, UK. His presentation at this CIPS event was about his research obtained during his MSc thesis project and provide interesting insights based on Swiss based companies.

Conclusions: Find his main findings below:

Mrs. Leong, Cecilia, Olin Corporation, Head of Regional Purchasing EMEAI & APAC and Global Business Excellence
Head of Regional Purchasing EMEAI & APAC and Global Business Excellence Leader with Olin Corporation, Cecilia has throughout her career provided the transformational leadership. This has enabled operations to become effective and efficient commercial organizations. She has excellent cross-functional global program and project management skills, and has built a year-over-year portfolio of achievements includes million-dollar revenue and profit gains, operational improvements and innovative solutions that set the stage for both immediate and long-term growth.

Conclusions: Before introducing a new, expensive system for procurement check what your CRM could serve you. Cecilia showed, that the roles and the requirements towards a system are quite similar for a marketeer and a procurement manager.

Mr Adrian Doyle, Amgen Europe, Global Strategic Sourcing, Head of Region Europe
Having over 17 years of procurement experience in the pharma industry Adrian has a wealth of commercial category, regional and global sourcing expertise. Starting in the UK with GlaxoSmithKline, about 4 years ago he moved to Switzerland to join Amgen’s Strategic Sourcing leadership team.

During the Networking and Interaction session flowdays was present to introduce the procurement experts into lean-agile procurement. The echo was awesome, as we've got even 5 feedbacks like this:

lean-agile procurement is a real disruption, you should have been talking about before
— various procurement experts

a special thank to John Everett, Branch leader at CIPS and organizer of the event!

The agenda was:

17.30  Event Registration and Refreshments

18.00  Event Start and Introduction

18.05  Mr Andre Wismer, Biogen Switzerland AG - Digital Transformation of Swiss Procurement

18.35  Mrs Cecilia Leong, Olin Corporation - Procurement can be early adopters

19.05  Mr Adrian Doyle, Amgen Europe - Procurement enabling digital engagement 

19.30  Networking and Interaction with Zug based companies including:

   Customer Value Management GmbH

   EMEA Recruitment GmbH

   Deloitte Consulting AG



   Performex Consult GmbH

21.00  Event Close

Drinks and snacks will be provided during the newtworking session.