Supply chains are now a concern for consumers and the industry must use this opportunity to create change which is both sustainable and efficient. By engaging with technology and each other, the industry can get there.
IMPA has been holding their events annually but this year is the inaugural event in Hamburg, Germany. After almost 3 years of the pandemic, the desire to meet, talk and connect in real life was evidenced in the lively atmosphere. Together with other suppliers and service providers, OCEAN RICH GROUP was one of the sponsors.
The one-day forum showed a programme dedicated to what’s happening in procurement during COVID-19 pandemic and the latest developments that purchasing and supply chain professionals need to know about. Sustainability and digitalisation were the key headline topics alongside close looks at procurement tactics and strategy and problem solving for procurement.
"Trends in the procurement process, supply chain developments, innovations and opportunities for procurement teams. Cost-saving versus time-saving, efficiencies and differences in regional outlooks and purchasing strategy” Susan Koefoed, IMPA CEO discussed about how powerful digital solutions are during this time of pandemic where most of the people work from home.
Followed by another powerful woman in the maritime industry, Ulla Nielsen, the managing director at V. Group delivered a strong message about the landscape for shipping and critical issues facing supply chain professionals in 2022 and beyond.
IMPA Head of Digital Media and Communications, Dominic Scott premieres IMPA’s Marine Stores Guide evolving into the digital age with new solutions set to launch in 2022. The new MSG Online Service has a live feed in the API, updating in minutes, has lightning fast search by six-digit code, keywords and categories and uses visual charts to communicate info more effectively. You’ll be able to receive a response within 24 hours.
Henning Gramman, CEO of GSR Services GmbH summed up his presentation as the “Efficiency and experiences: A dive into the critical issue of IHM.” in which he discussed about the suppliers’ task and their key problems also brought up the possible solutions.
Michael Winther Klint, Chief Information Officer of Moscord talked about the perspective of his reputable company about the procurement efficiency through digitalization evolving maritime excellence.
The discussion was followed by the CEO of Mesh, Simon Burhorst with his topic, “Innovation in the supply chain from a German-based network on how rethinking the ordering of provisions can lead to efficiencies, cost savings and importantly crew well being and health.”
Presentations ended with Rob Scharff, Procurement Manager of Allseas as he showed us an overview of the state procurement, the importance of purchasing and strategic perspectives in maritime procurement in the 21st century.
Ocean Rich Marine was truly glad to see such a vigorous international gathering. It felt so gratifying to socialise and build good relationships again, sharing relevant knowledge and getting inspired by all the ongoing projects. With that being written, we congratulate the IMPA team for the wonderful hospitality and service-minded event.
Besides the IMPA Hamburg, IMPA is running a series of other events in 2022; IMPA London, IMPA Greece and IMPA Singapore.