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Tips for Successful Supplier enablement

Tips for Successful Supplier enablement

Deciding to work collaboratively with your suppliers is one thing. Implementing it is something else all together.

Today’s eSourcing Wiki-Wednesday topic is Challenges of Supplier Enablement.

There are benefits to supplier enablement but implementing any new process has challenges. There are some keys to success that will help an organization that is planning to make these changes.

Projects go smoother with support from the top. Senior Management has to have bought in to the benefits and also invest in the resources needed to get it done. Communication of the project and the appropriate support messages need to be shared within the organization and out to the supplier community. These messages should convey the benefits which will aid with the collaboration and cooperation of all involved. 

This article talks about the Three Keys to a Successful Supplier Enablement.

It is an article in relation to an EDI system implementation but the factors are similar across the board.

  • Focus on your Suppliers
    • There is benefit to your organization but if you focus on the suppliers, the implementation will be much smoother.i
  • One Size Does not Fit all
    • Children are not all the same. Employees are not all the same. And all suppliers are not the same so different approaches may need to be utilized to achieve similar results.
  • Make it Simple
    • The more straight forward the process is, the easier it will be to adopt and implement.

What have you done with your suppliers to enable them and enhance the business you do with them? How would your project implemented and what tips do you have to share?

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