Manage Threats to Your Supply Chains Post Covid and EU Exit

Host: D2N2 Growth Hub

Location: Action Planning Workshop

Cost: FREE


Wednesday, 28th April 2021 at 10:00am - 1:00pm

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Manage Threats to Your Supply Chains Post Covid and EU Exit. All organisations depend on third parties to provide them with goods and/ or services and with this comes significant risk.

This half-day workshop will enable you to:

  • Address challenges such as Covid-19, EU Exit and identify priorities going forward
  • Consider how Procurement and Supply Chain knowledge underpins good risk management
  • Explore and apply risk analysis, prioritisation and action planning tools and templates
  • Discover the importance of a systematic approach to risk management

Thinking about your organisation:

  • How much do you spend with third parties?
  • To what extent do you treat your supply chain as an extension of your own business?
  • Which suppliers are critical to you?
  • What are the consequences if they don’t deliver on time or to quality standards?
  • Do you have alternative suppliers approved and able to step in, if your supplier cannot perform?
  • Through Covid-19 and the EU Exit what have been the business continuity issues?
  • Did supplier failure play a part?
  • Have the lessons been learnt and addressed?

This interactive workshop will help you address these challenges and provide you with tools and templates to enable a practical approach to risk identification and mitigation.

Who should attend this workshop?

This workshop is aimed at decision-makers that depend on third-party suppliers to achieve their organisational goals. This includes business leaders, and managers within Finance, Procurement and Operations who want to share experiences, and practice using proven tools and templates to achieve stronger supply chains.

Please note that this workshop is open to trading SMEs based in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Businesses located outside of this area will be unable to attend and instead directed to alternative support.

What will we cover?

  • Take stock of the impact of Covid-19 and EU Exit
  • How Procurement and Supply Chain knowledge underpins good risk management
  • Identify supply chain priorities, short, medium and long term
  • Explore and apply risk analysis, prioritisation and action planning tools
  • Discover the importance of a systematic approach to risk management
  • Enjoy networking opportunities, polls and group activities to apply learning to real life scenarios
  • Apply practical tools and templates to structure thinking and capture information
  • Use Learning Logs and Action Plans to embed good practice going forward

What outcomes can you expect from joining us?

After attending this workshop, you will:

  • Feel empowered to gain control over your supply chain
  • Have tools and templates to assess and prioritise current supply risks
  • Understand potential actions to manage them - short, medium and long term
  • Be better placed to plan ahead for future success

Supply Chain Risk management is an on-going challenge and the relevance of the event goes well beyond the immediate impact of Covid-19 and the EU Exit.


This is an interactive, action planning online workshop. You will leave this session with handouts and a practical action plan which can be implemented within your business. Where possible, we would like to encourage you to join this session with your video camera turned on and when instructed by the facilitator, you may un-mute your microphone to take full advantage of the interactive nature of the workshop.  For the best user experience, we recommend joining the workshop using Chrome or Firefox as your web browser. 


  • 10.00am - 10.50am - Workshop presentation

  • 10.50am - 11.00am - Break

  • 11.00am - 11.50am - Workshop presentation

  • 11.50am - 12.00pm - Break

  • 12.00pm - 12.45pm - Workshop presentation

  • 12.45pm - 1.00pm - Q&A

Who’ll be presenting this workshop?

Procurement and Supply Chain professional who specialises in strategic direction, transformation and capability development.

Kathrine has delivered training and coaching programmes for organisations including Rolls-Royce, Transport for London, BP, Liberty Global, Network Rail, UK Trade and Investment, Britvic, Diageo, and RM Resources.

The expertise and know-how she shares - bringing tools and techniques vividly to life - has helped these organisations improve their capability in procurement and supply chain management, strategic negotiation, coaching, mentoring and high performance teamwork.


This workshop is hosted by the D2N2 Growth Hub, East Midlands Chamber and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

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