Blog articles relating to Supplier Relationship Management (or SRM) – the practice of managing relationships across your supply chains to get the best value and service from your suppliers.
The better your relationship with your suppliers, the better the overall deal you are going to achieve both in procurement and within Contract Lifecycle Management. In this guide, we provide insights into the contract management process and how to optimise your long-term supplier relationships.
By Jane Shortall on 23 September 2021
Sustainable sourcing is increasingly on the agenda for many organisations and those that are seeking to improve their environmental and ethical credentials are looking to procurement as a key enabler of the change required to make a difference.
By Aarun Bains on 13 July 2021
If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is that procurement organisations must look forwards, and not backwards. To guard against future disruption and uncertainty, now – more than ever – it’s time to build supply chains that are truly future-proof.
By Aarun Bains on 8 June 2021
Experienced procurement professionals will no doubt have heard the terms ‘category management’ and ‘category planning’. For some, they may represent an ideal way of working that feels very far from the reality of their day-to-day experience. For others, they may be synonymous with a past attempt to try something new that sadly failed due to […]
By Steve Lemon on 4 May 2021
The NHS is the biggest employer in the UK, and every NHS trust will outsource some element of there IT contracts. How, then, do you choose the right outsourcing provider and, more importantly, how do you ensure value for money?
By Steve Rowland on 6 April 2021
In this blog we explore how collaborating with your suppliers, through good supplier relationship management, and renegotiating contract terms might be a better solution than going out to tender.
By Mick O'Donnell on 27 January 2021
When you signed that contract, you were absolutely sure that you could guarantee that spend. Now though the world has changed and that contractual obligation for a volume commitment could cause irrevocable damage. What can you do?
By Steve Rowland on 29 December 2020