Smart supplier management begins when a supplier is appointed, and the bulk of responsibility usually transfers at this point from procurement specialists to operational managers – functions such as supply chain, manufacturing, maintenance, facilities, and service delivery. There are four main activities involved with supplier management: supplier relationship management, performance and contract management, supplier development and improvement and, governance and risk management.
» The buyer/supplier relationship
» Why we need an approach for key suppliers and the value possible from a well-managed relationship
» Supplier segmentation and what makes some suppliers important or strategic
»Which suppliers should we spend time on?
» Segmentation criteria
» The segmentation process
» Procurement Managers
» Supply Chain Managers
» Supplier Relationship Managers
» Project Managers
» Administration Managers
» Project Directors
» Project Engineers
» Team, departmental Supervisors
» Management Consultants
Plus: all others who are involved in the acquisition of goods and services, or the management of suppliers and contractors.