marcus evans europe conferences

Effective Vendor Performance

13-14 September 2018
London, United Kingdom

Why You Should Attend

Effective Vendor Performance

Effective Vendor Performance Management

Within today’s competitive market, the ability to source suppliers effectively to reduce cost is now only the start of the process. Increasingly focus is being placed upon both realizing these savings in subsequent years and enhancing quality and delivery via effective vendor performance management. This course leads delegates through the total end to end vendor management process: from sourcing through to creating effective vendor performance measurement and management frameworks, including contracts and Service Level Agreements. This course will help you to identify and leverage strategic partnering plus continuous improvement opportunities to ensure the effective contribution of the vendor base to organizational goals.

Benefits to you

• Learning how to balance vendor relationship & performance.

• Creating effective vendor performance frameworks.

• Integrating vendor performance management throughout the procurement cycle.

• Working effectively with stakeholders.

• Developing understanding of key legal principles within vendor management.

• Identifying strategic partnering and continuous improvement opportunities.

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for procurement practitioners, quality assurance and supply chain professionals who have a direct responsibility for procurement and or supply chain and supplier relationship management, or delegates from a supplier, marketing and governance perspective, such as key account managers, bid management teams or commercial management who are seeking to develop improved understanding of how supplier performance is measured and managed.

Trainer Profile – John Atkinson

John Atkinson is an independent business consultant and trainer specializing in procurement & supply chain, finance, leadership and team dynamics. John’s corporate experience spans some 30 years including 7 years as Head of Global Procurement for Focus Wickes Plc. – a top 3 UK Homeware retailers, where he was responsible for the full creation and implementation of global sourcing initiatives, supplier/vendor management and commercial contract negotiation. John has also held senior roles within Mercedes-Benz and Barclays Bank corporate and led a wide and diverse range of teams, both locally and globally.

Key Topics

  • The Role & Importance of Effective Vendor Management
  • Practical Vendor Management – Sourcing & Selection Stages
  • Practical Vendor Management – Contract Award Stage
  • Continuous Improvement Opportunities

  • Why Choose marcus evans?

    marcus evans specialises in the research and development of strategic events for senior business executives. From our international network of 63 offices, marcus evans produces over 1000 event days a year on strategic issues in corporate finance, telecommunications, technology, health, transportation, capital markets, human resources and business improvement.

    Above all, marcus evans provides clients with business information and knowledge which enables them to sustain a valuable competitive advantage and makes a positive contribution to their success.

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    For all enquiries regarding speaking, sponsoring and attending this conference contact:

    Claudia Escalante


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