Sophisticated supplier relationship management programmes may have appeared to previously be the preserve of larger organisations with the resources to appoint dedicated SRM managers and the capability to go beyond basic procurement techniques.
But it is certainly not one of those things that will be flung out of the window as buyers attempt to cope with a recessionary environment. Instead it will become more important to all businesses as they fight to survive. It is a critical tool in assessing supply chain risk and surety of supply, as our package of coverage on the subject finds.
We hope our January 22 special issue
on the subject provides something for everyone from news, features, legal and expert advice from peers. Keep us posted with any advice and examples that other readers could benefit from.