Creating A Valuable Supplier Conference

Rebecca explains how to plan a supplier conference so that everyone benefits.

Executive Summary:  A well-planned supplier conference can strengthen the supply chain, prevent significant problems, and reduce time-to-market for more than one participant.  The first step in planning an effective supplier conference is a clear statement of its purpose.Next, the host should invite those suppliers most impacted by the primary topic, or with the greatest ability to impact it.  You may be surprised to learn that there’s no need to invite all suppliers for the entire conference.  For those suppliers integral to accomplishing the purpose, invite their employees best able to contribute during the meeting, not those who can convey messages later. Please share your experiences with effective supplier conferences so we can all learn


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