• Any tips on managing approoved suppliers list? Well its not proppely aproved. Its just a list of suggested suppliers already. This new company doesnt have procurement dept or even an officer.

    So how to set it up / create proppely step by step.
    Thank you

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  • Abby Vige

    17/05/2020 11:16PM

    Two things: one is to establish the panel: take the list of suppliers and run quick due diligence checking they are valid companies. Then depending on what sector you are in you may need to run a competitive process to establish the panel e.g. RFP. Then you would create a master services agreement / call off contract to establish a contract with each company then there would be a one pager like a statement of work that you would complete for the specific small projects they need to do. Two: managing the suppliers depends on the type of relationship you need with them e.g. transactional = minimal oversight or strategic = establish regular comm's and undertake performance reviews etc. Its always good to get a sense of the pipeline from your internal customers to share with the suppliers to create incentive and enable effective planning from their point of view. Just my quick thoughts!

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    Marcin Caban Brilliant suggestions Abby.
    Maybe I could just add that, in those troubled times, it's important to properly qualify the suppliers you work with.
    So make sure to collect all the necessary information and documents about their present and past financial situation, what are their quality processes, social responsibility commitments...

    And just to save you hundreds of emails sent back and forth with the suppliers, there are softwares on the internet where you can configure your RFI (collect all that information from your suppliers), and also manage your RFQs and negotiate more efficiently with all those suppliers.
    All the best Emilia.

    18/05/2020 07:11PM

  • Helen Mackenzie

    17/05/2020 02:47PM

    Cathryn Vann is this something you can help with?

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  • Emilia idzia

    18/05/2020 07:30AM

    Thank you Abby for your advice.
    Its non for profit sector and mainly have services on their list.

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