This session took place 16th March 2023.

This year will mark State of Flux’s 14th year in conducting our global SRM research. As the global leader in Supplier Management research, the insights gained from our research helps organisations transform learnings into commercial value and best-in-class capabilities. Data fed by our annual Supplier Management (SM) survey, enables us to deliver an evidence-based understanding of SM maturity against an industry leading model. Insight into maturity, improvement areas and actions provides our clients with a data-led approach to building their business case and driving their development roadmap forwards.

Your expert facilitator:

Frank Lai is a management consultant with expertise in supplier management, sustainable procurement, risk management, cost optimisation and data analytics. He is experienced in supply chain and procurement across a number of industries, and has an excellent track record of delivering positive strategic outcomes for clients. With extensive overseas experience in supplier management, contract negotiation and procurement, Frank is results oriented with demonstrated ability to vigorously assess, analyse and provide optimum solution to pressing challenges. He holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne, investigating the application of financial risk management techniques to assess and evaluate uncertainties, and has also been delivering lectures in the Faculty of Business and Economics, and Melbourne School of Engineering.