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One of the few positives for business during this pandemic has been increased collaboration. Procurement teams have found ways to work more closely with suppliers, or even competitors, to help ease the impact on supply chains.

Our top resources this week will help you fine-tune your collaborative relationships:

  • This A Head Space podcast explains how to successfully lead, engage and build rapport with stakeholders in a virtual environment
  • CIPS and the IPA offer tips on how to engage and collaborate with marketing agencies
  • Prof. Richard Wilding OBE takes us through steps to improve supplier collaboration

This Week's Featured Resources

Collaborative Top Tips

Collaborative Top Tips

In this video, CIPS and IPA have joined together to highlight how Procurement, Marketing, and Agencies can work together collaboratively

Collaborative Working

Collaborative Working

Sharing knowledge and experience creates collaborative relationships. Our new guidance shows you how

Stakeholder Management

Stakeholder Management

Organisational activity can only be successful with the input, commitment and support of its key stakeholders. Find out how.

Supply Management Special Report - September 2020

What can a toaster teach about sustainability? Knowing the origins of materials you depend on will uncover pain points and help procurement build greener supply chains. We trace the value lifecycle of the humble toaster to identify opportunities to increase sustainability.

Contents:

  • "Resilience and Value are Compatible: Resilience and Cost are not Always" (Malcolm Harrison, CIPS Group CEO)
  • It's What's Inside that Counts
  • How to Make Sourcing the Start of Sustainability
  • How can Procurement Drive Efficiency Targets in Manufacturing?
  • How to Implement Sustainable Packaging Management
  • How Procurement can Lead on Responsible Staffing
Read all featured articles in our September Supply Management Special Report:

 

SM Special Report september

Featured Webinars & Podcasts

Collaborative Top Tips

Collaborative Top Tips

In this video see Ten top tips for marketing and procurement professionals to work better together

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Importance of Collaboration

Importance of Collaboration

In this podcast David Loseby (FCIPS) explains the main benefits of collaboration and how to build effective collaboration skills

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The New Extraordinary

The New Extraordinary

Hear from Tim Jenkins and Ian Castle from A Head Space on how procurement can adapt their skills for the 'new normal'

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CIPS Awards Winner

CIPS Awards Winner

Siju Johny FCIPS, CPO for TransGrid as he shares his team’s winning Project - Re-Energising Procurement to Best Practice

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Upcoming Webinars

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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Support and Knowledge

Marketing Procurement

Marketing Procurement

Learn more about Marketing Procurement, the buying of goods and services that support an organisation's marketing investment

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Magic and Logic

Magic and Logic

Our Magic and Logic resources will help you improve your marketing procurement skills

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Print Services

Print Services

Drill into the detail of producing a print job. From specification to environmental considerations, it is much more than sending files to a supplier

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Importance of Collaboration

Importance of Collaboration

In this podcast David Loseby (FCIPS) explains the main benefits of collaboration and how to build effective collaboration skil

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Collaborative Working Guidence

Collaborative Working Guidence

Collaboration is based around sharing needs, expertise, experience, resources, risk and overheads to promote cost reduction, value and innovation

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Stakeholder Management Tools

Stakeholder Management Tools

CIPS members can access tools and guides to improve stakeholder relationships

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Stakeholder Management

Stakeholder Management

In any activity an organisation undertakes, it can only be successful with the support of its stakeholders

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Buying Legal Services

Buying Legal Services

Learn more about overcoming challenging stakeholders when buying legal services

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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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Heroes of Procurement

SW Council

SW Council

See how sharing best practices and resources strengthened the SW Councils procurement networks

Woolworths

Woolworths

Woolworths Australia GM of procurement unpacks the retailer’s emergency supply strategy to respond to the sudden demand for more hygiene products

See All Hero Stories

See All Hero Stories

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

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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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