Supplier Management

ASCM introduces Supplier Relationship Management certificate

Thursday, July 18, 2024 · SCMR Staff
The Association for Supply Chain Management has introduced a new Supplier Relationship Management certificate designed to guide supply chain professionals on how to cultivate and sustain strong supplier relationships to ensure long-term resilience and mitigate risk.

Supply chain’s rise in prominence brings regulatory compliance into focus

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 · Brian Straight
Whether it is financial, ESG, or ethical sourcing and forced labor rules, supply chains are dealing with a complex maze of global regulations.

Working with competitors—or why co-opetition is the key to improving cost and efficiency

Thursday, September 1, 2022 · Emmanuel Hassoun, Pierre Mawet and Peter Mack
Today’s hyper-competitive business environment calls for more advanced and innovative solutions, like sharing resources with your competitors.

Don’t let negotiations upset the apple cart

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 · Stephanie P. Thomas, Monique L. Murfield and Jacqueline K. Eastman
When it comes to successful negotiations, a buyer’s history with a supply chain partner creates expectations. Any changes in that negotiation strategy can create confusion, as buyers search for explanations for deviations. Here are suggestions for actions to take when…

The ABCs of Competitive Bidding

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 · Kate Vitasek, Bonnie Keith, Jeroen Van De Rijt and Andrew Downward
The next time you go to market, make sure you are using the most appropriate competitive bidding method to help you get the best results.

Perception Matters

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 · Thomas Clauss and Chanchai Tangpong
How your procurement team perceives your suppliers—and their capabilities—can have a profound impact on the performance of your supply chain. Those can be managed.

APQC Infographic: Taking supplier management to the next level

Thursday, March 14, 2019 · APQC
In a survey conducted by APQC and SCMR with 128 respondents, 40 percent of organizations currently use SRM. Learn more about supplier management trends in this infographic.

Do You Trust Me? How to build supply chain supplier relationships

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 · Robert J. Trent
Trust is at the heart of every supplier-customer relationship. A recent survey of almost 250 suppliers identifies nine key attributes and seven guidelines to help customers build, maintain and advance trust. The payoffs for customers range from better communication to improved…

Enhance the value of your supplier relationships

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 · Becky Partida, APQC
Appropriate sourcing business models enable flexibility and mutual benefits.

Current State: Supplier Relationship Management

Thursday, November 1, 2018 · SCMR Staff
APQC and Supply Chain Management Review asked supply chain professionals to answer five questions about Continuous Improvement in September 2018.

Add Sustainability to Supplier Management Info-graphic

Monday, March 5, 2018 · APQC
Greater consideration of these factors leads to procurement efficiency

Power to the buyer

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 · Frank Mobus and Howard Levy
Buyers may feel powerless facing a sole-source, but they have more power than they think because they overlook the pressures on the supplier.

Measuring Supplier Innovation

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 · Tingting Yan, Kevin J. Dooley and Thomas Y. Choi
Most CPOs understand that the next big innovation is out there, being invented by someone. But, new research indicates that few have a process in place to identify and measure the innovation in their supply base.

APQC Infographic: The Impact of Supplier Relationships on Procurement

Monday, July 24, 2017 · SCMR Staff
When looking to improve performance for regular activities such as ordering materials, many organizations overlook front-end processes that can have an impact.

Supplier Performance Management

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 · SCMR Staff
You've negotiated a contract with your supplier, signed the deal, and then what? In this webinar, procurement expert Mark Trowbridge will explore 10 places where additional value can be found in a company's highest-value provider relationships throughout the supply…
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