Strategic purchasing is more than just negotiating prices and contracts. It is crucial to build an excellent long-term relationship with your partners (both internal and external).
Have you ever thought about an ideal Supplier Relationship Model to get the most value out of the collaboration? How do we determine which suppliers should be given priority and how do we set up the correct governance structure? How do we give continuity to the model to get the best out of it for both parties?
How do we create a platform that attracts innovative ideas from our partners and we are the first to get a view of their new developments? How do we ensure that our external partners regard us as a preferred customer?