The magazine cover star this month is Petro Rabigh. We speak exclusively with Michael Gustafson, General Manager of Material, Procurement and Contracts, as the company undergoes a major supply chain transformation in line with Saudi Vision 2030.
The company has almost completed The Petro Rabigh Phase II expansion project, which provides the company with an even more diversified product slate. With a cost of around $9.4bn, the procurement strategy outlines a new era for the Kingdom.
“People think of procurement as being some sleepy, back office support group – but it’s not,” says Gustafson. “You're actually on the front line and if this spare part, chemical additive, or catalyst doesn't arrive on time, you could shut down a facility.”
Elsewhere in the magazine we look at ‘Procurement with Purpose’ and how SAP Ariba is perfectly positioned to guide companies through a sustainable procurement transformation.
“‘Purpose’ is no longer something that’s nice to have; it’s become a must-have strategic imperative that is high on every organisation’s agenda if they want to be perceived as relevant, admired and innovative,” the company advises.
Don’t forget to look at our list of top 10 supply chain apps, as well as our company profiles on Emaar, The Economic City; Ross Video; Brown Forman and more.