Purchasing practices of brands, retailers, agents and importers have a direct relation with potential social and environmental risks in the garment textile supply chain. Purchasing practices include price negotiation, sampling procedures, planning, terms of delivery and payment conditions.
Poor purchasing behaviour of your company can increase the risk of non-compliance – such as child labour, employee retrenchment and environmental compliancy (including animal welfare).
The goal of the workshop is to enable you to contribute to improving working conditions in global supply chains through your own purchasing practices. Many organisations are unaware of how their decisions can have direct and indirect implications for working conditions in their supply chain.
However, this is something that every organisation has direct influence on. Assessing and improving purchasing practices is also an important element of the due diligence process which your company has committed itself to within the AGT.
Especially interesting for: C-level, Management together with Corporate Responsibility manager/Buying manager
9.00 Doors open
9:30 Opening SER – Fleur Meerman
9:40 How do purchasing practices relate to due diligence and is engaging your supplier crucial – Modint
10.00 Buyer – purchasing practices & practical tips, Ton Wiedenhoff
10.25 Interactive assignment on supplier engagement
11.00 Coffee break
11.20 Bijenkorf on their ‘responsible buying tool’, Joost Bont
11.35 Solidaridad learnings project purchasing practices, Tamar Hoek
12.00 Better Buying ‘first results’, how to improve purchasing practices, Doug Cahn
12.30 Interactive assignment cases, next steps & solutions
13.30 Wrap up & lunch
If you want to work on purchasing practices effectively you need to understand the buyer’s critical path and the way your organisation works internally. Involving different people and departments is crucial to get this insight. We ask you to prepare the answers to the questions (enclosed) as input for the workshop. The way you have organized this path may influence your supply chains compliance.Check your homework
This workshop is fully booked. If you are interested, just send us an e-mail >>
Maybe a place will be released.
Date & Time
June 21, 9.00-14.00u including lunch
Arnhemse Bovenweg 100, Zeist
Members Covenant: free
Modint buying & production members: free
Modint members: €195
Arnhemse Bovenweg 100
3708 AG ZEIST
3700 AT Zeist
K.v.K. Utrecht 40534321