Gracing our front cover is Oksana Glavachek, Chief Procurement & Administrative Officer at VF Ukraine.
In our exclusive feature, Glavachek details how the rapidly evolving telco industry and the market demands in Ukraine have created great challenges for companies and their procurement functions and even greater opportunities.
“The Telco industry is one of the most investment-hungry industries in the world,” she explains. “To establish a Telco Company you have to make a huge investment in setting up a network first of all and then you must make significant annual investments in the expansion and maintenance of that network due to continuous technology development and tougher market competition.”
Elsewhere, Jan Clysner, VP of Procurement and Sustainability, explores how procurement and sustainability go hand in hand as the company looks to create a better world.
“One is connected with the other. It’s not that procurement is a different animal from sustainability. They’re very closely connected and going forward, I see the connection growing further and getting closer and closer”
We also look at how we define strategic procurement with Jeremy Bowley of Insider Pro, Dave Ingram, CPO for Unilever, discusses how the company is putting its money where its mouth is and making real, lasting sustainable change through procurement and we look at five key learnings from WMG at The University of Warwick and Blue Yonder’s the Supply Chain Digital Readiness in Retail report.