Pre-qualification of suppliers:
PAS launch workshop

Stakeholder workshop on pre-qualification of suppliers

Free event

Date: Friday 27 September 2013

Location: CBI Conference Centre, Centre Point, London, WC1A 1DU, UK

Does your organization face challenges caused by a long and complex supply chain? Do you or your organization recognize the challenges involved in supplier pre-qualification? Do you have the knowledge or expertise that could help us to develop a new standard for supplier pre-qualification?

If yes, then we’d like to hear your views and give you the opportunity to influence the development of a new standard (Publicly Available Specification - PAS) that could radically improve the implementation, cost and effectiveness of supplier pre-qualification – it will affect both buyers and suppliers, wherever in the world they operate. The workshop will provide you with a unique opportunity to engage and reach consensus about GRC implications for the supply chain among key global stakeholders within the supply chain community.

The PAS will particularly focus on the operational needs of organizations that have long/complex supply chains for which supplier validation can be a time consuming and expensive process. Any organization operating procurement processes for materials, components, products or services will find the topic relevant and of interest by answering simple questions:

  1. How many suppliers do you have?
  2. How many are direct vs indirect?
  3. Do you actively verify the living profiles of your suppliers?
  4. Have you conducted risk assessments of all your suppliers against your core values?
  5. How many have you physically visited?
  6. Does your supply chain adhere to your corporate values?
  7. Can you tell your supply chain story?

By attending the workshop you will:

  • Hear from David Horlock, a leading expert on 'supply chain blind spots'
  • Help us explore and understand the needs and challenges relating to pre-qualification of suppliers
  • Contribute to the development of the new standard that aims to enhance the effectiveness of your business
  • Make sure that your opinion is heard by participating in lively discussions
  • Network with your peers.


09:30   Registration
10:00   Welcome and introduction
    Howard Kerr, Chief Executive, BSI Group
10:10   The supply chain blind spot
    David Horlock*, Managing Director, BSI Asia Pacific 

  Discussion session 1 - Initial reactions to the concept
12:30   Lunch
13:30   The BSI PAS, its role and the PAS process

Brian Such, Project Manager

  The PAS 3000 approach



Discussion session 2 - Could this new standard provide a solution?

  Open forum

Workshop close

16:30   Close

*David Horlock is the designated Technical Author for the proposed new PAS. David has a Bachelor of Business Degree in Agribusiness with 30 years' work experience in the Agri-Food, Life Science, Commodities and Consumer Products sector dealing in the Trade Compliance Industry.

His positions include international management postings working as a CEO, Country Manager, Global Product Manager and Global Vice President for internationally recognized compliance companies gained from postings in Hong Kong, Philippines, Thailand, Australia and Middle East.
He is an active leader in quality, product safety, CSR and environmental sustainability working with global brands to bring their supplier facilities into acceptable compliance with regulatory and market requirements.

He is currently the Managing Director of the Asia Pacific region for the British Standards Institution overseeing the company’s business operations.



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