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IPSERA Workshop: Digitalisation

  • 16 Dec 2020
  • 14:00 - 18:00
  • Zoom (online) Time is CET
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The IPSERA Digitalisation Workshop aims to bring together scholars and practitioners involved in Purchasing and Supply Management (PSM) to discuss the topic of digitalisation of purchasing activities.

Digital transformations are on the strategic agenda of most companies. Some PSM organisation have benefited from being new technology adopters. Some claim increased efficiencies and enhanced strategic contributions. Harnessing Big Data, Business Intelligence, Artificial intelligence and other software and hardware technologies have helped them to reach new levels of performance. However, not all adopters are harvesting the expected benefits and there are many uncertainties and challenges.

This PDW is the result of a joint collaboration between three IPSERA SIGs: Supply chain finance, Purchasing and Innovation and Internet of Things.

The objectives of the PDW are to:

  • Exchange on research initiatives on this topic
  • Discuss theoretical frames applied to the theme of digitalisation in PSM
  • Discover practitioner practice and experience related to the theme
  • Explore links across different topics of digitalisation including innovation, supply chain finance and so forth,
  • Provide opportunities for new teams to spot opportunities to work together
  • Present and discuss working papers


14:00h Opening 

14:15h Practitioner Keynote presentation: "Automation vs. Augmentation"

14:45h Academi Keynote presentation by Prof. Michael Henke

15:30h Group sessions

16:00h Debriefing

16:45h Paper discussions

17:45h Closure

Note: to submit a paper, please contact Luca Gelsomino ; Hervé Legenvre and Thomas Johnsen


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