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Next Generation Supplier Management

This paper describes what we have termed Next Generation Supplier Management. As more organizations of all types understand how important suppliers are to their company success, then it becomes increasingly important to understand emerging good practice and the latest thinking in this field.

This whitepaper covers the context for supplier management, including a discussion of value and how it arises from suppliers. 

Learn more about the five principles that define next generation supplier management: value-focused, collaborative, procurement, responsible, and data driven.

Gain insight on the role Procurement can play as the focus on supplier management increases. Learn how your company can achieve improved performance and add real value. 

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About the Author


Peter Smith

Editor, Spend Matters UK/Europe Managing Director, Procurement Excellence Ltd.

Since 2010 Peter has been Managing Editor of Spend Matters UK/ Europe, a leading procurement website, read by thousands of procurement professionals every week. He is also leading Public Spend Forum in Europe – an organization whose aim is to improve the performance of public sector procurement.

Peter gained an MA in Mathematics from Cambridge University, then joined the Mars Group before becoming Procurement Director for Dun & Bradstreet Europe, the Department of Social Security, and the NatWest Group.

He then worked extensively advising public organizations such as the Office of Government Commerce, the UK National Audit Office, and a range of private sector firms. He is a Fellow and was 2003 President of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, and has served as a non-executive director of two large public sector organizations. He is now a non-exec for a growing private firm and for an organization that works in the international aid area, and also lectures on the University of Birmingham Procurement MBA course. His first co-authored book, “Buying Professional Services”, was published by the Economist Books in June 2010.