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International Perspective on Challenges and Opportunities of Global Sourcing


Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (GMT)

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The rapid globalization has presented a vast opportunities for companies to leverage on economic differences in different countries that can both reduce manufacturing cost and reach a wider variety of customers. At the same time, however, this also posed new set of challenges to procurement leaders as they manage their globally extended supply chains. In order to succeed, they will need to equip themselves with the know-how on international trade laws, culture and language barriers, global economy and logistics.



Event Agenda


  • Understanding the basics of global sourcing.
  • What are the forces and dynamics of foreign trade in China, India, and South Africa.
  • Identifying the hidden cost and risk in global sourcing.
  • Analyzing various Internet global sourcing platforms.
  • Negotiating in different countries with different cultures.





Edward Rayner
Procurement Advisor
Spotless Group

Edward Rayner is a highly experience and qualified business adviser whose expertise lies at the intersection of supply chain, business development and organisational management. He has held senior roles held in the Resources, Integrated Services and Education sectors. His background includes working with Australian Trade Commission, Worley Parsons, United Arab Emirates University and Spotless Group.

Vijay Kumar
Founder Principal

Vijay Kumar has over 40 years of global business experience with deep knowledge on Supply Chain Management and ERP implementations. He is also the former CEO of IDS, ProEd in Bengaluru. He has designed, developed and delivered numerous purchase management programs for India Skills and City & Guilds in the UK. He was also responsible for the complete blueprint design of SCM operations for the Odyssey retail chain in India.

Lars Greiner
Managing Director
Greiner Mendi Associates

Lars Greiner is a qualified shipping specialist and legal advisor who has over 24 years of experience in project development, transportation, and route and country development within the transport industry. He has worked for AP Moller, Maersk Line, Clipper and Macs shipping and related logistics companies in a variety of roles and has a uniquely varied background, required for developing growing project and commodity supply chains into and throughout Africa.

Narendra Rao
Founder Director

Narendra Rao is founder, director of CormSquare, leading eMarketplace and eProcurement platform for B2B transactions. He has over 18 years experience in design, supply chain and implementation projects. Before CormSquare, Narendra was with Honeywell where he was responsible for number of development projects. He is a graduate in Electronics, MBA in Finance and a Management Development Program from IIM, Bangalore.



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GoSourcing Partners


Procto ​provides outsourced CTO for small-medium enterprises to solve their business challenges and grow their business through strategic technology. They partner with entrepreneurs and visionary executives who have innovative ideas but do not the technical expertise to validate and build their digital business models.
CormSquare is cloud based procurement platform targeted for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and bulk purchases. CormSquare is native end-to-end procurement platform with private market.
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Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (GMT)

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GoSourcing is a social media website for procurement leaders and supply chain professionals, providing them relevant resources, news, analysis, reports, and tools they need to succeed at work.

Targeted at visionary procurement leaders and supply chain professionals, GoSourcing features the latest technology, best practices, and supply market news, as well as new ideas to inspire game-changing innovations that secure breakthrough levels of cost reduction in the least amount of time.

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