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IAEA unveils operational overhaul, shifting to hybrid supply chain model

The Institute of Automotive Engineer Assessors (IAEA) recently revealed its plans to undergo substantial operational transformations. These changes include discontinuing its longstanding partnership with Plenham and adopting a hybrid supply chain model. This new approach will leverage the resources of multiple provider partners.


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IAEA has actively collaborated with various industry organizations and providers in its efforts to modernize its operations. These changes reflect the institute’s dedication to ensuring compliance and transparency with all relevant governing and legislative bodies.

IAEA President David Punter, said: 

“With our review and planned changes, it was clear that there was no single provider who could allow us to progress the way we were planning.

Whilst all potential suppliers had a good coverage and experience, we have taken the decision to use a hybrid model going forward, which will allow us to utilise the skillset at ITAS training to further our support and operational model and technical capabilities, and also use an independent accountant to manage our day to day and operational accounting duties

The exiting team at Plenham have been very supportive during the transition period, and their support over the last decade has been memorable.”

The email and phone numbers remain unchanged, as the IAEA is currently in the process of revising its website to align with the operational changes.



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Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

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