Supplier Relationship Management

Learning Goals

Following this module, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the processes and tools to implement SRM and Key Supplier Management.
  • Identify the Key Suppliers in the company.
  • Analyse the relationship with the Key Supplier.
  • Understand the Key Suppliers strategy and its fit to the company.
  • Set-up objectives to a Key Supplier.
  • Identify the organisation and the process to manage key suppliers.
  • Understand the benefits, risks and key success factors to implement SRM.
  • Set-up a structured process to identify, to analyse and to manage Key Suppliers.
  • Understand the function of a Key Supplier Manager.

Target Group

  • All purchasing staff involved in the management of a Key Supplier.

Method & Tools

  • Workshops will be used to provide participants with the opportunity to apply the tools presented.
  • Participants will be asked to apply the methodology to their own commodities.
  • Extensive discussions among participants will facilitate a dynamic and interactive learning environment.