I would like to...
As a Buyer
Manage supplier relationships
Achieve best value from sourcing
Gain visibility and control of spend
Improve Accounts Payable efficiency
Manage spend across multiple locations
Manage tail spend
Minimise supplier risk
As a Supplier
Accelerate business processes
Promote products and services to buyers
Access relevant tendering opportunities
Spend management solutions that drive greater value and productivity
Streamline operations and achieve best value
Ensure better visibility and control of expenditure
Accounts Payable Automation
Accelerated Payment Facility
Take your initiatives to the next level
Adopt and Succeed
Content Management Services
Spend Analysis Services
eCommerce solutions that drive increased B2B sales with greater efficiency
The Business Network
Global framework for fast, efficient buyer/seller interaction and commerce
Innovations to help organisations operate faster, leaner, smarter
Property and Facilities Management
Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare
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Before beginning your "assessment", let's outline the scope of what is being covered in this area. For the purposes of this exercise, we are defining the supplier management process as follows:
The process of building and maintaining a strong supplier base by structuring and streamlining the entire supplier lifecycle - from supplier recruitment, through qualification, on-boarding and performance appraisal.
Creation of a quality supplier base across all purchase categories.
Management of up-to-date information about all suppliers.
Reduction of exposure to supplier risk through consistent qualification and review processes.
Development of strong supplier relationships through easy, effective interaction.
Minimised administrative time and effort for procurement.
This includes all types of suppliers, such as:
Suppliers of direct and indirect goods.
Suppliers of ongoing, periodic, and one-time services.
High volume / low value and low volume / high value suppliers.
Huge global corporations and small local companies.
Companies with sophisticated IT capabilities and companies with very little.
Local, regional and global suppliers.
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