Supplier relations

This topic contains articles on supplier relations, including dealing with vendors, performance management, supplier relationship management (SRM), partnerships, strategy, negotiation and supplier diversity.

Third of firms 'don't know how suppliers perform'
Monitor trends – and keep supply chains agile
The purchasing practices of footwear and apparel brands are under the spotlight ©NurPhoto/Getty Images
Suppliers' voices are getting louder
DHS held a ceremony honouring Australia's National Reconciliation Week in Tuggeranong in May 2018 ©DHS/Australian government
Case study: DHS Australia normalising social gain
©Getty Images
Law focus: liquidated damages ruling
RNLI's lifeboats are now built and refitted at a custom-made facility ©Exmouth Lifeboat/RNLI
DIY at RNLI improves quality control
The Net-Works initiative has cleaned up beaches in the Philippines and given people access to community banking ©Interface
Case study: Interface pushed suppliers for good
Kraft Heinz procurement staff 'engaged in misconduct'
Big businesses put on notice over late payments
“We expect suppliers to respect the law, employees and the environment.” said JLP © Newscast/Getty Images
John Lewis vetting all suppliers
Negotiating the Nordic way is about finding common solutions so everyone benefits ©Getty Images
Negotiate like the Nordics for a win-win
The office of a major shoe company was too far for an SME to afford the petrol, so the deal just didn't happen ©123RF
Diverse suppliers want buyers to know…
London SW1E
Circa £62-68k depending on experience, with attractive benefits
Girls' Day School Trust
Chelmsford, Essex
Up to £44,000 per annum
Essex County Council