Vodafone buying chief: ‘creeping protectionism’ destabilising telecom supply chain

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Source: Vodafone

Group Procurement Director Ninian Wilson warns that dynamic has changed in Europe, with rising US-China tensions making for difficult decisions in telco buying. Vodafone SCM strategy now prioritising resilience, despite trade-offs…

This article includes:

  • Organisations: BT Group; BT Sourced; Efficio; Joint Alliance for CSR; Vodafone Group; Vodafone Procurement Company; _VOIS.
  • Geographic: Africa; China; Egypt; Europe; India; Luxembourg; USA.
  • People: Cyril Pourrat; Luka Mucic; Ninian Wilson.
  • Themes: Artificial intelligence (AI); Buying; Capital expenditure; Climate change; Climate Transition Plan; Code of Ethical Purchasing; Competition; Cost increases; Cost reduction; Efficiency; ESG monitoring; Geopolitical tensions; Manufacturing; Procurement; Protectionism; Reshoring; Resilience; Risk management; Risk factors; Supplier management; Supply chain disruption; Telecom industry; War gaming.

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