Gartner Research

Supply Management Essentials: Increase Supplier Engagement Through Supplier Summits

Published: 20 January 2015

ID: G00271338

Analyst(s): Richard Adams, Ray Barger Jr


Supplier summits are a key component of effective supplier relationship management. CPOs and supply management leaders should utilize this research to implement or strengthen a supplier summit program, increasing alignment of suppliers with corporate goals and objectives.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Leverage Your Supplier and Supply Chain Segmentation to Ensure the Proper Suppliers Attend Supplier Summits
  • Focus Resources on Understanding Desired Outcomes and Make Successful Supplier Summits an Organizational and Corporate Objective
  • Leverage the Opportunity for Executive Interaction Between Brand Owner and Supplier by Orchestrating Side Bar Meetings Aligned With Key Objectives
  • Use Supplier Summits as a Component of Effective Supplier Relationship Management, Not in Place of It

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