Managing Strategic Suppliers
Increasing economic pressure allied with a growing appetite for outsourcing means that Strategic Supplier Management is now a top level business strategy - it is critical that Strategic Supplier Management successfully meets the needs of the business. The IT Supplier Management landscape continues to change, and the strategies and processes that enterprises put in place to maintain and manage their suppliers have to adapt. Enterprises can see value from Strategic Supplier Management as distinct to value from supplier management, but setting and managing a high level strategy has never been more challenging.
Against this backdrop, there are some key questions for the senior corporate IT professionals responsible for defining strategy: How should effective Strategic Supplier Management be established? How are strategies best kept current? Who should (and does) drive the relationships - the organisation, the supplier, or a genuinely shared approach? Is there the need to retain competitive tension or does effective collaboration win the day?
- Identify the key components of Strategic Supplier Management
- Implementing Strategic Supplier Management
Who should attend
The final agenda will be developed through consultation amongst delegates - provisional discussion areas include:
- Presentation - GCHQ
- Defining Strategic Supplier Management
- Establishing effective Strategic Supplier Management
- How do you become a customer of choice?
- Partnership vs. supplier relationship - the difference and dangers
- How to build trust and collaboration
- Maintaining currency of strategies
- Supplier Segmentation
- Governance - who leads, who co-ordinates, what are the best policies?
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