How to deal effectively with strategic supplier relationships will be the subject of a conference on 11 May at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Identifying Strategic Suppliers and Managing Effective Relationships is organised by the Strategic Supplier Relationships Group (SSRG), a consortium of 11 user-focused organisations.
Referring to the issues the conference will address, David Clayden, conference organiser and chairman of the Charities Consortium IT Directors Group, said, “Relationships with key suppliers have become more complex through changes in the supplier landscape, the increasing complexity of marketing plans and the rapid introduction of technology.
“Some suppliers providing key products and services to our organisations have become truly critical to our business, but how can we identify these strategic suppliers and deal with them effectively? What best practice approaches can we adopt and which tools can we use to ensure that we can work effectively with suppliers in the long term?”
Speakers include Nigel Caldwell, research officer at the Centre for Research in Strategic Purchasing & Supply, IT lawyer Rachel Burnett, David Sharp of the Institute of Arbitrators, and Ray Titcombe, chairman of the SSRG and chairman of the IBM Computer Users Association.
More information www.ssrg-uk.org
SSRG member organisations
- Charities Consortium IT Directors Group
- Charity IT Resource Alliance
- Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
- Computer Weekly 500 Club
- Corporate IT Forum
- BCS Elite
- IBM Computer Users Association
- Institute for the Management of IT Systems
- IT Service Management Forum
- Society for Information Technology Management
- UK Oracle User Group