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Looking at Risk Up Close, an Interview with Ukrainian Procurement Professional Maryna Trepova
Episode 8883rd May 2022 • Supply Chain Now • Supply Chain Now
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The whole world has experienced unprecedented disruption over the last couple of years, but none of it – not the supply shocks, not the port congestion, not the health concerns – comes close to the conditions experienced by the citizens of Ukraine. Some have left the country while family members remain to fight or attempt to carry on. Entrepreneurs find themselves in a precarious position, trying to preserve their businesses against an extraordinary backdrop.

Maryna Trepova is a career procurement professional, the CEO and Founder of IPSM. Earlier this year she left Kyiv with her son to escape the conflict. She is now running her procurement consulting business from Portugal, all the while working to stay in contact with family and friends still in Ukraine.

In this episode of Supply Chain Now, Maryna joins Scott Luton and Kelly Barner to share her perspective on:

• The war in Ukraine, how it has affected her life, family, and work

• How she has learned to build trust with various stakeholder groups and use it as a foundation for creating procurement value

• The importance of having actual relationships with suppliers, not just performance metrics positioned as relationships buy the buy-side organization

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