During the early stages of the crisis, most procurement people were either securing vital supply lines, sourcing new requirements or pausing non-operational supply as their business needs dictate.
Yet each of these three activities called upon a new level of vendor engagement, really supplier relationship management (SRM) perhaps, even to the point where fast relationship-building substituted for process.
But how can SRM become a strategy more than a tool as we work out of such a critical time?
What role can SRM really play?
How do you justify an investment in SRM to a gruff CFO?
And what does your supplier need from you in return?
And, ultimately, can SRM have a new calling as an integral part of our supply-side thinking to secure supply lines and business continuity (BCP) for the future?
Kate Nicholl Skattäng is managing director of State of Flux (Australia) a procurement consulting firm that specialises in SRM with offices in Melbourne, Auckland and London. Kate has a rich history in procurement, including at KPMG, and is currently studying for a PhD in modern slavery at Swinburne University
The time of this session is:
1.00-2.30PM AEST (BNE, SYD, MELB)
|Start||June 9th, 2020. 13:00pm|
|End||June 9th, 2020. 14:30pm|
|Status||Event Details Closed|
|Category||One off sessions|