How to clean and reduce your supplier base in 5 steps?

Vendor database is a mess

Your supplier database is a legacy mess: When you look at your supplier base, you think: what a mess, and the mess is growing everyday! And your colleagues all have different way of thinking what is “the right data”… There is hope :-). First because you realised you have a problem. And second, because the … Read more

Supplier Scorecard Excel Template

Supplier Scorecard Web graphic Excel Template

Why bothering making a supplier scorecard? Make analysis and rational decisions Improve your supplier base Generate savings and value for your organization Get internal recognition of management: implement an efficient and transparent system But above all, once you start using it, you wonder why you did not do it earlier… What is a supplier scorecard? … Read more

SRM – Managing Relationship with Suppliers

Managing Relationship with Suppliers

Why managing Relationships with Suppliers (SRM)? Well, one could ask, why talking to my colleagues 🙂 Joke aside: Suppliers are key to success of your company. Most probably if you landed on this blog, suppliers are key to your career as well, because you are in: Procurement Supply Chain Category Management or Product Management Or … Read more

5 steps to implement your own SRM system

Suppler Relationship Management Implementation

You want to improve your system SRM? One of my former employer was acquiring companies several times per month. I have been integrating the procurement department of so many companies after acquisition, that I can’t remember them all. I could write a book on the Do & Don’t on how to implement a SRM-system in … Read more