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Len Pannett

Managing Partner at Visagio Ltd

Oxford, United Kingdom

A seasoned operations implementation expert and leader who helps organisations to achieve sustainable change and improved EBITDA. Focused on helping organisation to realise their strategic objectives, interpreting the "what do we do" into the "how do we do it". Published author and keynote speaker on topics such as digital transformation, the impact of 3D printing on supply chains and succeeding at operational transformation.

Available For: Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Wallingford
Speaking Topics: Digital transformation; the impact of 3D printing on supply chains; succeeding at operational transformation

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Academic30
Author93
Influencer40
Speaker54
Entrepreneur136
Total353

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Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Service Provider
Theatre: EMEA
Media Experience: 5 years
Last Media Training: 05/14/2020
Last Media Interview: 03/19/2020

Areas of Expertise

Business Strategy 38.85
Change Management 30.88
Digital Disruption 30.19
Digital Transformation 31.38
Emerging Technology 39.03
Leadership 30.40
Management 37.01
Risk Management 33.10
Supply Chain 38.27
Blockchain 30.13
Sustainability 30.51
Innovation 30.13
Procurement 30.09
RPA 30.80
Fintech 30.21
Cloud 30.15

Industry Experience

Aerospace & Defense
Agriculture & Mining
Engineering & Construction
Federal & Public Sector
Forest Products & Paper
Industrial Machinery & Components
Manufacturing
Metal Products
Oil & Gas
Professional Services
Retail
Telecommunications
Wholesale Distribution

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Publications

2 Academic Certifications
Managing Successful Programmes, Advanced Practitioner
Office of Government Commerce
June 01, 2008

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Tags: Management

Six Sigma Black Belt
PRTM
October 01, 2007

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Tags: Change Management, Management

8 Article/Blogs
No Swimming Allowed: Making Change Happen
LinkedIn
January 27, 2021
How to ensure change initiatives get off the ground

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Tags: Change Management, Business Strategy

Interview: discussing the role of 3D-printing in supply chains with Visagio’s Len Pannett
trans.info
January 26, 2021
It has long been said that 3D printing is capable of revolutionizing logistics. Despite this, the technology was arguably overshadowed in 2020 by the wave of supply chain digitisation sparked by the pandemic. The huge potential of 3D printing nonetheless remains, and the technology is still on course for a key role in the supply chains of the future.

With this in mind, we caught up with Len Pannett of Visagio, 3D printing expert and author of “Supercharg3d: How 3D Printing Will Drive Your Supply Chain”, to find out about how 3D printing can best be utilised, how the technology is developing and how it may be deployed in the future.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology, Supply Chain

The Next Step in Spare Parts Management: 3D Printing
Visagio
March 01, 2019
With digital transformation affecting every part of the supply chain, old problems are using (adopting) new solutions. Spare parts management is a perennial issue in so many sectors, requiring a fine balance between service levels and working capital. However, digital innovations are changing the dynamic, bringing capabilities that were previously unreachable and re-writing the rules of the past. In this article, you will witness this change through the experience of one of the largest rail companies in the world, learning lessons that can be readily applied to your spare parts management.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Emerging Technology, Supply Chain

Disrupting Supply Chains with 3D Printing
Journal of Supply Chain Management, Logistics & Procurement
December 03, 2018
A look at how 3D printing affects the individual parts of the supply chain and enables the adoption of new supply chain models.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Supply Chain, Business Strategy

Seeing the Wood for the Trees: Supply Chain Assurance through Blockchain
Visagio
May 01, 2018
The development and implementation of new technologies is something that entrepreneurs are used to doing, but not all attempts work first time. When pressed, those pioneers will admit that they learnt more from failures – their own and others’ – in order to succeed. This article presents one such lesson learned, one stemming from personal experience. In it, Len Pannett discusses a business venture which aimed to solve a problem many supply chains have today – that of supply chain visibility and traceability – and how a recent technology development promises to solve what hasn’t been possible before.

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Tags: Blockchain, Emerging Technology, Supply Chain

Brazil - Building the Country of Tomorrow
Institute of Civil Engineering
May 25, 2015
As a result of 40 years of little investment, Brazil still lags its Bric counterparts Russia, India and China in the quality and scale of its infrastructure, which in turn has restricted growth. However, Brazil is now undergoing the greatest building programme in the history of Latin America, with government investment in infrastructure targeting urban development and housing, roads and railways, ports and airports, and energy. The programme and the country itself offer attractive opportunities to civil engineers – and the nature of many of the projects calls for innovative engineering solutions. However, doing business in Brazil is not straightforward and interested parties must be prepared for differences in culture and ways of working. This paper identifies the key developments under way in major infrastructure areas. It then offers a pragmatic perspective on what engineers need to take into account to pursue the opportunities that the massive construction programme has to offer.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Management

3D: The Future of Printing
CIPS
January 01, 2014
How 3D printing will change the way supply chains will operate

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Tags: Business Strategy, Emerging Technology, Supply Chain

Strategic Partnering: The Emerging Relationship Between Industry and the MoD
RUSI Defence Systems
October 02, 2007
How will the UK Ministry of Defence adapt to the changing approach to procurement and the relationship with the private sector

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Tags: Business Strategy, Management, Procurement

2 Board Memberships
Managing Partner
Visagio
May 14, 2020
Managing Partner of Visagio, a Brazilian-founded, global operations management consultancy. I lead the business's operations in EMEA, including business development, project leadership, knowledge management development and firm management.

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Tags: Management, Business Strategy

Visagio Ltd
Visagio Ltd
January 01, 2014

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Tags: Business Strategy

1 Book
Supercharg3d: How 3D Printing Will Drive Your Supply Chain
Wiley
January 01, 1970
A strategic and operational guide to using 3D printing to drive value in the supply chain.
- What 3D printing is, what it can do and what it can’t
- Understand the wider implications that 3D printing has
- Learn the best way to consider whether it is right for you and, if so, how to adopt it

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Tags: Business Strategy, Emerging Technology, Supply Chain

1 Book Chapter
Simpleminded
Project Management Institute
January 30, 2016
How to develop strategic risk management in programmes/projects

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Tags: Management, Risk Management, Business Strategy

1 Corporate Partner
Visagio Ltd
Visagio Ltd
January 01, 2014

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Tags: Business Strategy

1 Founder
VG Partner
Visagio Ltd
January 01, 2014

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Tags: Business Strategy

2 Industry Awards
Supply Chain Pro to Know
Supply Chain Executive
January 01, 2019

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Tags: Supply Chain

Tech Titan
Global Procurement Awards
January 01, 2016

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Tags: Supply Chain

1 Industry Certification
Certified Supply Chain Professional
APICS
January 06, 2008

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Tags: Supply Chain

3 Keynotes
Using 3D Printing to Increase Supply Chain Resilience
London Business School
May 28, 2021

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Risk Management, Supply Chain

3D Printing Connect Live
Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition
January 15, 2019
Lead Moderator and Keynote Speaker on "How 3D Printing WIll Drive Your Supply Chain"

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, Supply Chain

The Impact of 3D Printing on Supply Chains
Premier Publishing
January 02, 2019
A look at how 3D printing affects the individual parts of the supply chain and enables the adoption of new supply chain models.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Supply Chain, Business Strategy

5 Media Interviews
Interview with BBC Radio Oxford on 3D Printing
BBC Radio Oxford
January 29, 2021
Interview on how 3D printing is changing the world

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Supply Chain, Change Management

Discussing the role of 3D-printing in supply chains with Visagio’s Len Pannett
BBC Radio Oxford
January 26, 2021
It has long been said that 3D printing is capable of revolutionizing logistics. Despite this, the technology was arguably overshadowed in 2020 by the wave of supply chain digitisation sparked by the pandemic. The huge potential of 3D printing nonetheless remains, and the technology is still on course for a key role in the supply chains of the future.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Supply Chain, Change Management

Stressed firms look for better ways to source products
BBC Radio Oxford
April 27, 2020

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Tags: Management, Supply Chain

Interview with BBC Radio Oxford on Covid's Impact on Supply Chains
BBC Radio Oxford
March 20, 2020

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Tags: Management, Supply Chain

Interview with BBC Radio Oxford on 3D Printing
BBC Radio Oxford
March 10, 2020

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, Supply Chain

2 Memberships
President of UK Roundtable
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
September 01, 2017

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Tags: Leadership, Management, Supply Chain

Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology
Institution of Engineering and Technology
January 06, 2014

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Management

6 Panels
Revolutionising procurement and finance through IT transformation
The Ortus Club
June 03, 2021

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Supply Chain

Considerações para uma Implementação SASE de Sucesso
The Ortus Club
May 11, 2021

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Tags: Cloud, Digital Transformation

How Electrolux and Sidel optimize their supply chain with 3D printing
DiManEx
January 20, 2021
A panel discussion with two consumer goods companies on how 3D printing helps them to overcome supply chain challenges

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology, Supply Chain

The Finance and Procurement Leaders' Virtual Roundtable
The Ortus Club
December 02, 2020
Moderator

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Fintech

Data and IT Leaders Virtual Roundtable
The Ortus Club
November 25, 2020
Moderator

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Digital Transformation, Management

Role of 3D Printing in Localization
Warwick Univeristy
May 10, 2015
A look at how 3D printing can support greater localisation of manufacturing

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Supply Chain, Business Strategy

6 Speaking Engagements
3D Printing's Impact on Post-Covid Supply Chains
Cranfield University
September 01, 2020
A look at how 3D printing's operational capabilities provide the capabilities of improved resilience, reduced cost and better sustainability that post-Covid-19 supply chains now need.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, Supply Chain

Digitization and Automation: It's deja vu all over again!
CSCMP
March 28, 2019
Today’s supply chain decision makers are being bombarded by the widest range of innovations and technological developments, all promising to revolutionise their operations and bring them countless transformative benefits. How do they navigate that blizzard of new terms to figure out what is right for them? In this talk, Len Pannett will look at the digitisation tsunami, considering why it is so different from past changes and how to go about implementing the right solutions. He will take a closer look at one digital innovation that is already changing supply chains and operations: robotic process automation.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Innovation

Interview with BBC Radio Oxford
BBC Radio Oxford
March 21, 2019
Discussion on the supply chain implications of Covid-19

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Tags: Supply Chain, Management

Supercharging Supply Chains with 3D Printing
Wold Class Maintenance
September 26, 2018
The advent of industrial 3D printing affects more than just design and manufacture. It impacts each of the component element of a supply chain: ‘plan’, ‘source’, ‘deliver’ and ‘return’ all have to adapt, as well as ‘make’. Moreover, the use of 3D printing enables new supply chain models to be implemented, providing greater flexibility and responsiveness while reducing risks. In this talk, Len Pannett will look at the impact of 3D printing on each of the SCOR elements of the supply chain and the new supply chain models that emerge.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Emerging Technology, Supply Chain

The Impact of 3D Printing on Supply Chains
Inside3DPrinting
February 21, 2018
A look at how 3D printing impacts the elements of supply chains and enables new supply chain models

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Supply Chain, Business Strategy

Examining Sustainable Supply Chain Management Through Technology
Foodnews
September 21, 2011
How traceability technologies can provide assurance of sustainability in food supply chains

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Supply Chain, Sustainability

1 Steering Committee Membership
School Governor
St Nicholas Junior School
March 01, 2011

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Tags: Leadership, Management

1 Trademark
Supercharg3d
UK Patent Office
October 01, 2007

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Tags: Emerging Technology

2 Visiting Lecturers
Visiting Lecturer at London Business School
London Business School
May 01, 2020
Annual lecture to MBA/EMBA/Sloan Fellows on impact of 3D printing on supply chains

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, Supply Chain

The Impact of 3D Printing on Supply Chains
London Business School
May 01, 2019
A walk through what 3D printing is and how it affects supply chains, function-by-function and holistically.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Emerging Technology, Supply Chain

5 Whitepapers
A Way Forward for UK Supply Chains in 2020
Visagio
October 09, 2020
UK supply chain decision-makers are today facing a perfect storm of challenges: not only are the needs of the market changing, but the wider environment in which they operate is being buffeted by the complete disruption from Covid-19 and the uncertainty of the post-EU paradigm. Mitigating these effects and risks is now urgent and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future. Key to achieving the flexibility and productivity that supply chains will need is digital transformation. However, despite significant coverage of the topic, supply chains are still reticent to embark on it. This article starts by examining why that is and what can be done to overcome the causes of this hesitation. It then looks at how to make digital transformation a sustainable change to the supply chains.

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Tags: Supply Chain, Management, Business Strategy

A Way Forward for UK Supply Chains in 2020
Visagio
May 01, 2020
UK supply chain decision-makers are today facing a perfect storm of challenges: not only are the needs of the market changing, but the wider environment in which they operate is being buffeted by the complete disruption from Covid-19 and the uncertainty of the post-EU paradigm. Mitigating these effects and risks is now urgent and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future. Key to achieving the flexibility and productivity that supply chains will need is digital transformation. However, despite significant coverage of the topic, supply chains are still reticent to embark on it. This article starts by examining why that is and what can be done to overcome the causes of this hesitation. It then looks at how to make digital transformation a sustainable change to the supply chains.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, RPA, Supply Chain

Meeting the Needs of MRO Spares through Digital Manufacturing
Visagio
May 01, 2020
With “disruption” becoming an increasing feature of supply chains, whose decision-makers have to find new ways to mitigate risks from it, supply chain innovation is now a key requirement for effective, efficient and economic success. The use of optimization tools has long been a feature of the area of inventory management, and now new technologies are advancing those further. MRO spare parts management often balances the need to hold stock on shelves with the locking-in of working capital. However, digital manufacturing, such as the use of 3D printing, is now proving to change that paradigm, allowing companies to ensure service levels without the financial constraints of the past. This article looks at how 3D printing helps with MRO spare parts management, and describes the first steps to adopt it.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, Supply Chain

Meeting the Needs of MRO Spares through Digital Manufacturing
Visagio
March 10, 2020
With “disruption” becoming an increasing feature of supply chains, whose decision-makers have to find new ways to mitigate risks from it, supply chain innovation is now a key requirement for effective, efficient and economic success. The use of optimization tools has long been a feature of the area of inventory management, and now new technologies are advancing those further. MRO spare parts management often balances the need to hold stock on shelves with the locking-in of working capital. However, digital manufacturing, such as the use of 3D printing, is now proving to change that paradigm, allowing companies to ensure service levels without the financial constraints of the past. This article looks at how 3D printing helps with MRO spare parts management, and describes the first steps to adopt it.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Supply Chain, Management

Breaking the Binds: Achieving Working Capital Release Through Spares Optimization
Visagio
October 01, 2014
How to release working capital and improve service levels through MRO spares optimization

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Tags: Management, Supply Chain

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