“Managing supplier relationships with this roadmap will align the strategic direction of any organization and ensure long term success. The information presented serves as a guide which allows organizations and suppliers alike to take accountability. I will apply these steps in my current role to build stronger internal and external relationships. As Lawrence mentioned in the webinar, “Outsourcing is a growing trend; suppliers aren’t going anywhere”. We must all learn to work together to become a customer of choice in our respective industries.”Makieshiem Smith-Anderson
Purchasing, Buyer III
GIW Industries, Inc.
(A KSB Company)
There’s too much talk about earning a seat at the table, and not enough “how to” roadmaps.
Watch this webinar to learn how to strengthen supplier relationships, maximize the value of your supply base, and increase the perceived value of your Procurement function.
After watching this webinar, you will know how to…
Save time, by reducing:
- your supplier relationship workload
- prep time for quarterly supplier business reviews
- the frequency of last-minute escalations
Achieve supplier alignment, by increasing:
- supplier visibility of your stakeholders’ expectations
- supplier focus on what’s important to your organization
- the use of fact-based decisions when working with suppliers
Outline a supplier relationship roadmap that:
- strengthens relations between your stakeholders and the suppliers they rely on
- increases the perceived value stakeholders have of your Procurement function
About the Speakers
Kristin Carty has collaborated with buying teams in Fortune 500 purchasing organizations to discover, evaluate and select “best-fit” suppliers. She’s been instrumental in establishing the ThomasNet and ISM 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars Recognition Program. In addition, she is a Six Sigma Green Belt and an enthusiastic proponent of lean methodologies.
Lawrence helps organizations strengthen alignment between their employees and the suppliers they rely on. As CEO of getSayDo, he champions ways to avoid the many risks of low supplier-stakeholder alignment. He envisions a B2B community where Procurement functions and their suppliers’ Account Management teams leverage simple, yet informative software solutions to maximize the value of each supplier relationship.