Gartner Research

Engaging with Suppliers

Published: 15 June 2017

ID: G00358888

Analyst(s): Consult the Board Research Team


Twenty-seven members share their views on models for engaging with suppliers including overview of the basic structures of engagement models, examining their one-on-one supplier relationship management models, multi-supplier orchestration efforts, examining their nature and scope, the objectives members hope to achieve, and how members format and segment multi-supplier events. Members also share their views on processes for developing their supplier engagement models and the internal bodies responsible for managing supplier engagement.

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