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As we all adjust to our new way of working change is everywhere.  Organisations are addressing who can work from home and who can come into the office safely.  Supply chains may need to be redesigned and business continuity plans will certainly need reviewing.  Managing teams, stakeholders and suppliers through this change is critical to success.  This week we focus on the process of building relationships.

This Week's Featured Resources

CIPS Connect and Exchange

CIPS Connect and Exchange

Join the CIPS Official Opinion Panel, this group with thousands of CIPS members and other procurement and supply chain specialists

Collaborative Working

Collaborative Working

Collaborative sourcing is a procurement method by which companies can engage to enhance the effectiveness and add value within the supply chain

Soft Skills in Demand

Soft Skills in Demand

Read how the key to good relationships is emotional intelligence and soft skills, which we are becoming increasingly important to our profession

Featured Webinars & Podcasts

Enhancing Soft Skills

Enhancing Soft Skills

Hear from CIPS and Tim Jenkins and Ian Castle from Wheelspinner discuss how Procurement must enhance their soft skills to increase their influence

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Behavioural Procurement

Behavioural Procurement

Listen as we talk to David L Loseby about critical soft skills for the modern procurement professional and the move towards behavioural procurement

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AUS Supply Management Awards

AUS Supply Management Awards

Watch the 2020 Australia/New Zealand Supply Management Awards hosted by CIPS ANZ GM Sharon Morris with commencement by Malcolm Harrison, CIPS CEO

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Anti-Slavery

Anti-Slavery

Hear Dame Sara Thornton and Malcolm Harrison CIPS Group CEO discuss the role of business in eradicating modern slavery in supply chains

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Upcoming Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

Stay current as the world changes, visit our events page to book one of our upcoming webinars

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Webinars on Demand

Webinars on Demand

We have compiled our most relevant webinars to help manage your supply chain in this time of change

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Heroes of Procurement

Metropolitan Police

Metropolitan Police

See how the Metropolitan Police established a new supply chain to produce hand sanitisers by working closely with London distilleries and breweries

Stryker

Stryker

See how a group of medical manufacturers collaborated to increase production of beds and globally assist hospitals lacking resources

See All Hero Stories

See All Hero Stories

Procurement heroes have risen from all sectors to push companies forward in this rapidly changing environment

Support and Knowledge

Supplier Management

Supplier Management

Find out why Supplier Relationship Management is a core soft skill for all procurement and supply managers

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SRM Tools

SRM Tools

Download valuable SRM tools including the Kraljic matrix

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Importance of Soft Skills

Importance of Soft Skills

The key to good relationships is emotional intelligence and soft skills, which we are becoming increasingly important to our profession

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Soft Skills Tools

Soft Skills Tools

Explore our Soft Skills Tools and find useful aids to help your business make the right descisions

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Stakeholder Relationships

Stakeholder Relationships

Gaining and maintaining the support and commitment of stakeholders requires a continuous process of engaging the right stakeholders at the right time

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Stakeholder Tools

Stakeholder Tools

Access our Stakeholder Tools to help make the right decision for your organisation

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Collaborative Working

Collaborative Working

Collaborative sourcing is a procurement method by which companies can engage with each other to enhance the effectiveness and add value in the SC

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Collaborative Working Tools

Collaborative Working Tools

Access our Collaborative Working Tools to help make the right decisions for your organisation

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Sector Focus

Construction Sector

Procurement teams in the construction sector have come under intense pressure during the COVID-19 crisis with supply and labour shortages

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Food Sector

See how businesses managed the perfect storm of demand outstripping capacity in a time of consumer over purchasing.

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Coronavirus FAQ

 
If a supplier is experiencing financial challenges or is at risk of going out of business, it is sensible to seek alternatives to secure your supply – but you should also consider the longer term benefits of helping suppliers deliver on their commitments. This could take several forms, such as payment in advance, upfront payment for raw material...Read More
Just as adhering to inflexible contract terms or taking legal action can irreparably damage supplier relationships, so proactive engagement and collaborative working can position you as customer of choice. For this, there are three core principles: prioritisation, communication and organisation. Firstly, using your procurement strategy... Read More
Data can help procurement professionals to monitor and manage risks within their supply chains, which is especially important at a time when many are experiencing supply chain disruption. The first step to setting up a data analysis programme is to ensure you are working with clean data, as this will put you in the best position to… Read More
When reviewing existing contracts and fast-tracking new or temporary ones, it may be beneficial to consider “smart” contracts which offer greater flexibility than a traditional agreement. Rather than locking both parties into strict deliverables at a time of widespread and unpredictable disruption, smart contracts include broader… Read More
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