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Published on Sep 1, 2011
Interview 2/4: Suppliers Innovation and Product Development: Jamie Foster Interview.
With operations in a large number of countries and a history spanning over a century, ESAB is a world leader in the production of welding consumables and equipment, putting them right in the epicentre of the supply chain for a huge range of industries.
This of course bring with it a wide range of procurement challenges. In this 4-part podcast ProcureConTV we speak to Jamie Foster, Golbal Prorcumrent director at ESAB to find out more.
In part 2 we look at the importance of mutual visibility between supplier and manufacturer, quality control and the influence of the supplier on innovation and product development.
Part 1: General Challenges Part 2: Suppliers & Innovation Part 3: Macroeconomics Part 4: Talent, Recruitment and Outsourcing