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Gartner® reportSuccessfully integrate suppliers through effective internal alignment

What Gartner® recommends as the second step for improving collaboration with suppliers.

How purchasers create alignment and secure support from internal stakeholders

Purchasers rely on the support and resources of internal stakeholders to ensure closer integration of suppliers and more effective collaboration across the enterprise. Integration of all stakeholders early on in the development of the strategy laid out in step 1 makes them aware of its importance and can be critical for the success of implementation.

In the Gartner® report “The Journey to Effective Supplier Collaboration: Step 2 – Internal Stakeholder Alignment” you will learn the role internal alignment plays and why it is so important.

Key report findings: observations by Gartner®

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Failing to articulate the benefits of stronger supplier collaboration will result in a lack of support from internal stakeholders.
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Lack of resources will make it hard to execute the supplier engagement agenda and realize the benefits of stronger supplier collaboration.
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Inconsistent processes will make it difficult to scale supplier collaboration efforts across multiple spend categories.
Gartner® recommends that procurement managers focus on securing stakeholder alignment, formalizing a governance team, and developing a scalable strategy for collaboration with suppliers.

Benefit now from the insights from Gartner®

Download the Gartner® report “The Journey to Effective Supplier Collaboration – Internal Stakeholder Alignment” here.

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The Journey to Effective Supplier Collaboration: Step 2 – Internal Stakeholder Alignment, Miguel Cossio, 2 February 2021
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More from Gartner® on managing supplier relationships

Gartner® has published a series of four reports that examine various aspects of creating supplier relationships which serve as a guide for procurement managers.

The Journey to Effective Supplier Collaboration: Step 1
– Strategy Design –

Discover how you can make your supply chain more agile and efficient.

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The Journey to Effective Supplier Collaboration: Step 3
– Strategy Launch –

– Coming soon –

The Journey to Effective Supplier Collaboration: Step 4
– Governance and Scaling –

– Coming soon –