Top Ways to Build a Supplier Management Program for a Competitive Advantage

Coming out of the global economic crisis, a new business climate is taking shape that will permanently change the way organizations deal with buyer-seller relationships. The next wave of collaboration is going to change the way trading partners conduct business. Organizations can no longer afford to be content with focusing on optimizing internal operations (inside-out view) but must focus on optimizing the entire value chain (outside-in view) and extend collaboration beyond the four walls. Discover how best-in-class companies leverage collaborative supplier management as a means to mitigate supply chain risk and drive revenue growth and profitability. This session will focus on how to build a successful supplier management initiative thereby leveraging world-class web-based technology and tools, as well as structured processes, expertise and a networked community.

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