Gartner Research

Planning and Executing Effective Supplier Summits

Published: 10 June 2015

ID: G00278170

Analyst(s): Ray Barger Jr, Richard Adams


Supplier summits enable effective supplier relationship management by linking and aligning the suppliers with senior management's key goals and initiatives. CPOs and supply management leaders should use this research to plan and execute supplier summits.

Table Of Contents


  • Pre-event Preparation
    • Which Supplier Segments
    • What Are Key Messages
    • Timing and Recurrence
  • Stakeholder Notification
    • Which Stakeholders
    • Level of Engagement
    • Agenda and Date(s)
  • Event Planning
    • Agenda Details
    • Co-presenters
    • Supplier Awards
  • Summit Event
    • Internal Dry Runs
    • Executive Sidebars
    • Quarterly Business Review Alignment
  • Post-event Debrief
    • Supplier Survey
    • Lessons Learned
    • C-Level/LOB Executive Debrief

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