This edition of SpendBytes trains focus on how an unexpected and catastrophic outbreak of COVID-19 has brought disaster preparedness of manufacturing companies into sharp focus. We also explore the advantages that Sourcing & Procurement can accrue by integrating with Blockchain technology. Keeping up with the discussions on equality on the International women’s day, we share a feature on how organizations can contribute towards a more Gender responsive procurement.
The unrest created by the outbreak of COVID-19 has put to test the risk management and supply failure preparedness of procurement teams all across the globe.
Learn about the Blockchain project adopted by a global automobile client to track each stage of the supply chain, starting from mines to car assembly plant.
Gender-responsive procurement will encourage implementation of inclusive processes that endorse supplier diversity.
Read about unique experiences and personal insights from our procurement professionals across the globe.
Tim Mai - Director & GM, APAC Sourcing & Procurement, Infosys BPM
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Tim has over 20 years of demonstrated leadership, driving spend efficiency initiatives and spend management cultures for global companies. His experience in consulting as well as in operations uniquely positions him to develop and implement spend management solutions for optimal benefit realization.
He has sourced over 25 complex spend categories in Marketing, HR, Facilities, Professional Services, IT, MRO, and Logistics, totaling to over $5 billion in spends, and delivering top-quartile savings in US and Europe. Currently in his role for the APAC region, Tim sourced office supplies, chemicals, and MRO for domestic Japan, as well as China market. He also led the sourcing of automotive components for the China market.
Tim has an MBA from the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, USA. He also completed his studies in BS Mechanical Engineering at the prestigious University.