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04Jul Global culture and global supply chain - making it work Manchester As the global trade becomes ever more complex, the effectiveness of global supply chains become increasingly critical to companies who trade internationally. Supply chain efficiency requires people from multiple countries to work seamlessly across the barriers of culture, language and technology. This session will focus on the impact that international cultural differences can have on supply chain efficiency and suggest concrete steps you can take to improve current operations and processes. Topics covered will include: * The five key supply chain areas impacted by global cultural differences * Addressing the cultural issues in an international supply chain * Improving communication in a global supply chain * Top tips for maximising efficiency ==== Agenda * 8.30am - Registration, breakfast and networking * 9.00am - Session to start * 10.15am - Coffee break * 10.30am - Session to continue * 11.45am - Close ==== Speakers Keith Warburton: Keith is recognised as one of the world’s leading authorities on the impact that international cultural differences can have on cross-border commercial activities. Having lived and worked around the globe, he has extensive personal experiences of the challenges of leading in a complex international environment. He has developed and run innumerable corporate training programmes for some of the world’s leading companies and is a frequent key-note speaker at international conferences. Neil Moon: Neil is a global supply chain specialist with over 30 years’ experience in a wide range of commercial roles within major multinational manufacturing companies. He has held senior international roles primarily in the Chemicals, FMCG, Commodities and Logistics sectors. Neil’s specialties include commercial and risk management, procurement and supply chain operations, business development and the impact of international cultural differences on supply For more details, please contact Amy Mallett [mailto:amy.mallett@dlapiper.com?subject=Global Culture and global supply chain] .

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