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Supplier Management Optimisation
Supplier management optimisation focuses on the introduction of measurable, relationship led consistency and manageability along the entire supply chain, and throughout all contract life-cycle events.
Organisational maturity and native environment is normally a core influence on relationship and service success. As expected this is more commonly found on the customer’s side of a managed service contract, but also applies to provisioning supply chains.
Our supplier catalogue, a tower or service based view of third party contract metadata, quickly becomes a source of achievable wins and commercial risk mitigation.
For supplier management transformation or improvement programmes, our supplier catalogue forms an important baseline from which to work. We call this, establishing the point of departure – a key variable in measuring benefits.
Certainly a fundamental consideration is preparing for categorisation, thus establishing how and why to position those important supplier and partner relationships.
Applying one of our logically filtered approaches to meaningful categorisation of (for example) strategic, tactical, contingency, or emerging suppliers is the fist important step.
It’s also crucial to factor in to the decision making process, what will be required in terms of managing sometimes complex reciprocal relationships, as well as operationally aligning supplier and category management, operational delivery functions, and governance.
Contract Lifecycle Management
Contract lifecycle management identifies every type of instance and purpose to engage with your suppliers throughout the relationship lifecycle – from ideas generation through to renewal or exit. Without mapping these events, many of the opportunities that they present, are overlooked or remain only partially explored.
We recognise the increasing demand and time pressure on key resource, be it through winning new business, shared or acquired services etc. and how a modern and dynamic operation demands intelligent and relevant stakeholder mapping.
Our engagement processes and models assist organisations to drive value-add by emphasising the relevance in delegation and contribution, both internally and across the boundary to the external landscape.
Stakeholder mapping within Suppeco, Supplier Engagement Activator, and Stakeholder Activity Integrator, are our stakeholder engagement drivers; successfully implemented by several of the worlds best respected brands.
Continual Service Improvement
Our relationship management plans constantly monitor in the background every aspect of service.
Meanwhile stakeholder mapping ensuring relevant contribution, and relationship facilitation ensures all areas are collaboratively assessed, decisions made, metrics applied, and then regularly reviewed.
Whilst performance monitoring overseeing everything, simultaneously takes an action to run fully ITIL aligned service improvement plans.
In our opinion financial assurance and due diligence is a critical undertaking, prior to embarking on contracted relationships with new suppliers, or when negotiating joint engagements, or where improvements to risk assurance are being introduced.
Our financial reports provide comprehensive insight into the financial dealings of organisations that may either be approached, or are incumbent service providers.
In order to keep risk to our clients to a minimum it is vital to continually monitor previously approved suppliers. This requirement should be met by repeating supplier assessments on a regular basis.
Engaged on a number of key new contracts within Fujitsu, demonstrating business accumen, skill set and professionalism across a broad range of commercial and procurement areas
Hands-on approach meant not only delivered what was required, but also provided value-added consultancy to other business functions within pre-sales and transition.
Simple solutions to complicated situations...
Relationships are complex, managing them isn’t meant to be complicated.