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Smart supplier management begins when a supplier is appointed, and the bulk of responsibility usually transfers at this point from procurement specialists to operational managers - functions such as supply chain, manufacturing, maintenance, facilities, and service delivery.
On-demand digital learning playlist
Live session delivered virtually or in-person
Supporting on-demand digital learning playlists | 30-minute follow up coaching session (optional extra for teams)
For our learning journeys we use our proven excite, engage, embed method to ensure the learning experience is engaging and the learning is sustained. We have two learning journey options available on this topic. The full details of the programmes can be viewed by clicking on either of the title buttons below.
Course Code: OV-COSM
2 x half-day live session delivered virtually or in-person | 6-8 hrs on-demand learning | 30-minute coaching session (optional extra for teams)
This is available for individuals, groups and teams
Part of our Core Library
Getting the best value out of your suppliers doesn‘t stop when the ink is still wet on the contract.
In this workshop, you will learn how to manage and measure supplier performance and ensure that they deliver the service levels you need from them and move beyond contract compliance to increasingly add value and continuous improvement to your work together.
Through improved supplier and contract management, you will get more out of your suppliers and develop more effective business partnerships that are a success for everyone involved.
If you are involved in the management and monitoring of suppliers then this workshop will provide you with useful tools and information, to help you get the most out of your work together.
This workshop will draw upon participants‘ experiences of good and bad supplier management, as well as using expert trainer input from trainers with experience of being suppliers and contract managers.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
Learners will be asked to complete a short pre-course activity to enable the virtual course to be a truly interactive and engaging experience.
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Negotiating with Suppliers
Live session delivered virtually or in-person. Up to 15 people per programme.
Course Code: OV-NWI
half-day live session delivered virtually or in-person | 6-8 hrs on-demand learning | 30-minute coaching session (optional extra for teams)
This workshop will help you to get the best out of your supplier negotiations.
You will find out how to prepare for, conduct and follow up negotiations to ensure that you are getting the best deal and cementing sustainable business relationships.
This workshop is designed for anyone who is involved in supplier negotiations for goods or services. The course will show how you use your negotiating skills to enhance your long term relationships with suppliers, as well as getting the best deals for your organisation.
You will come out feeling confident and better equipped to go into negotiations, communicate with suppliers and get the profitable results that you need to benefit your company and your reputation.
Please bring examples of negotiations in which you have been involved (at work or in your personal life).
Please also consider good negotiators you have encountered and your thoughts about what made them so successful.
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Handling Stress and Conflicting Needs
Available for delivery to groups and teams, our bite-size learning sessions are short bursts of knowledge covering the what, why, and how of a topic, and delivered at pace. Expert-led sessions can be delivered virtually, face-to-face, or you can choose a combination, and they can be run either standalone or up to three sessions in a day.
Course Code: VILT-SSM
90-minute live session delivered virtually or in-person (Perfect for use as part of a blended learning programme)
This is available for groups and teams
This 90-minute session starts by answering the question: why supplier management matters? You will then look at the associated elements of supplier management and how relationships and performance levels factor into supplier management.
The next part of the course covers managing and benchmarking the performance of suppliers, and finishes by addressing supplier governance arrangements that need to be in place.
This session is suitable for anyone who is involved in the management and monitoring of suppliers.
By the end of this session, you will be able to:
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Find out more about our learning content… we provide a range of formats and media types to support different learning styles, and time pressures and to keep the learning engaging. Find out more about the different modalities and view some examples…
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Choose the core blocks you want (from our content library)
Consider what blocks you want to customise (to make it your own)
Review any additional technology and support services we can help you with (to bring the truly bring the learning experience to life)
We’ll create the optimum journey for your learners
To help achieve the pace and agility you need, we encourage you to make use of what we already have (our core library) and make it your own. There’s no need to ‘recreate the wheel’ - build from what we have ‘ready to go’ and then customise what you need to.
Choose from across our range of 100+ core topic areas.
Successful learning programmes don’t just happen by accident: Our 4E learning journey model ensures maximum transformational power (and it’s informed by decades of adult learning best practices and proven real-life hybrid learning effectiveness).