Post COVID-19 supply markets – how will they change and how will you respond?

 

Is it time to bring supply chains home?

 

Will you abandon SRM?

 

Simply doubling down on cost reduction won’t be a sustainable solution

The last few weeks has seen countries, businesses and most importantly people facing unprecedented challenges. For us, what is becoming evident is the ability of people and businesses to respond to these challenges and adapt rapidly to what for some time might well be the new normal.

Supplier management in times of crisis

 

Why does supplier innovation seem so difficult?

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There are a number of challenges that arise when we want to explore guided innovation as a source of value in a (hopefully strategic, but not always) supplier relationship. The challenges range from stimulating good ideas through to handling the ideas and keeping suppliers engaged. In this blog we’ll look at just one of the challenges we uncovered through performing our annual global research into SRM best practices – what do people actually mean when they use the term innovation?

Alan Day, appointed patron of the University of Westminster, BA Business Management (Entrepreneurship)

State of Flux is delighted to announce that, Alan Day is honoured to have become one of the patrons of the University of Westminster, BA Business Management (Entrepreneurship).

UK Government’s strategic supplier relationship management programme - A great success

The UK Government's strategic  supplier relationship management (SSRM) programme has been judged a great success, by a very favourable internal audit report - an outcome in which we take great pride. We would like to take this opportunity to thank those from the UK Government who have worked with us on this project and wish them every success as they now move in to Wave 2 of this important initiative, to roll out SSRM across another five departments.

State of Flux and 2020 Delivery will shortly be bringing support for Wave 1 of UK Government’s SSRM programme to a successful conclusion. We have worked in partnership with the Cabinet Office and five central government departments over the last 15 months to develop an effective methodology, build capability and roll out SSRM.

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