Supplier Relationship Management

Manage your suppliers and your entire supply base effectively with a highly operational framework and practical advise from award-winning purchasing practitioner.


Book Details

Dimensions 160 x 235 cm

About The Author

Jonathan O'Brien

Is the CEO of Positive Purchasing Ltd, the international purchasing consultancy and training provider. With over twenty five years' experience working in purchasing, he has worked all over the world to help global organizations increase their purchasing capability through training, education and working directly with practitioners and executive teams to drive in the adoption of category management and other strategic purchasing methodologies. He is the author of and (also published by Kogan Page).

The supply base represents a wealth of opportunities for any organisation, yet few organisations ever properly realise this. Supplier Relationship Management enables organisations to manage suppliers effectively and provides the means to secure real, tangible and dramatic benefits from the supply base that would not otherwise be realised.

Written by Jonathan O’Brien, an award-winning author and leading practitioner with over 25 years’ experience in the field, this book is the definitive guide to Supplier Relationship Management. This highly practical, ‘how to’ guide is a valuable tool for anyone that manages or interfaces with the supply base. The book provides a strategic and structured approach to maximising value from key and strategic suppliers, and gives focus to the direct resources at the suppliers that can make the biggest difference to the organization. It offers a complete, clear and highly operational framework for Supplier Relationship Management and seeks to provide answers to 20 key or ‘pathway’ questions.

Supplier Relationship Management guides readers through the simultaneous orchestra of supply base segmentation, supplier relationship management, and performance management. Jonathan O’Brien offers practical advice on: managing a changing global supply base; managing internal clients in purchasing and processes; determining the right segmentation plan for the supply base; introducing performance management systems; driving supplier improvements; developing strategic collaborative relationships.

Supplier Relationship Management is the ideal companion to Category Management in Purchasing and Negotiation for Purchasing Professionals. Used together, these books provide a complete and powerful strategic purchasing toolkit.