Suppliers’ Relationship Portfolio: Critical Success Factors

Previously, the role of the Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) in supply chain competitiveness was discussed here, followed by analyzing some frameworks and models for suppliers' relationship portfolio here and finally analyzing and synthesizing a set of steps for the selection and management of suppliers' relationship portfolio here. This post will bring some life for the … Continue reading Suppliers’ Relationship Portfolio: Critical Success Factors

Suppliers’ Relationship Portfolio: Selection and Management

Previously, the role of Suppliers Relationship Management (SRM) as a competitive advantage, in addition to some framework and models that can be used to segment the suppliers and hence selecting the appropriate management strategies to manage this relationship were discussed thoroughly in this post and this one respectively. This post will provide a wider context … Continue reading Suppliers’ Relationship Portfolio: Selection and Management

Suppliers’ Relationship Portfolio: Frameworks and Models

After examining how Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) can be a competitive advantage for the company in a previous post, this post will critically evaluate three framework and models that can be used to manage the suppliers' relationships in a supply chain. Normally, a company does not have one supplier; it has different suppliers for which … Continue reading Suppliers’ Relationship Portfolio: Frameworks and Models

The Role of Suppliers’ Relationship Management in Supply Chain Competiveness

An anonymous quote says: "Supply chain is like nature, it is all around us". Nearly any discussion of a company's strategy and business improvement is combined with addressing the effectiveness and efficiency of its supply chain. Supply Chain Management (SCM) can be defined as: "A set of three or more entities (organizations or individuals) directly … Continue reading The Role of Suppliers’ Relationship Management in Supply Chain Competiveness