Tired of wasting time and resources on systems that suppliers aren't using? Our six-step process helps you engage suppliers and realise the full return on investment for your system.
Whether it is a product specification system, master data management system, or a system to collect data from suppliers, it is really important that your suppliers frequently sign in and maintain accurate and up-to-date information.
Our Six-Step Process provides a brilliant framework to make this a reality for you, your brand, and most importantly, your suppliers.
We start your journey by helping you to clearly articulate the value of the system to you, your brand and your suppliers. For example, your system may help to:
Making this connection will enable you to articulate to your suppliers why this system implementation or adoption is of material importance to your business (and therefore to your suppliers). It is crucial that you help suppliers to understand not just the system itself but why you are implementing it.
A SMART goal focused on maximising supplier engagement and system adoption will always take supplier readiness into account. A supplier readiness survey is like a learning needs analysis for your employees, designed to make sure you develop the right support and training.
We always accompany our supplier readiness surveys with a robust supplier contact accuracy campaign to make sure that your system is populated with the right contact information.
Supplier participation and data accuracy are the key benchmarks for a successful system implementation. Our reporting can augment what is already available within your system to provide greater visibility to your leadership team about the usage and effectiveness of your system.
Landing your system implementation initiative can be difficult with hundreds of suppliers and thousands products spanning multiple categories.
This is why a key point of focus should be to get suppliers to sign up the system by running supplier engagement campaigns. These campaigns should include emails, knowledgebase articles and online training.
Active and engaged suppliers will improve the effectiveness of your system and its implementation.
These metrics can then be shared within the context of their wider KPI within their supplier scorecard.
By having as many suppliers as possible signed up and actively using your system, you can ensure that you achieve the originally stated return on investment for your system. This means you can spend less time chasing suppliers to update information and more time collaborating with suppliers to drive innovation.
With a large own brand portfolio, this retailer knew that landing this change well with suppliers was critical to its success.
A retailer of pet supplies partnered with Supply Pilot to boost adoption of their product lifecycle management system by suppliers, and in turn help to ensure high quality and safe products.
The Supply Pilot Platform has been built for fast moving businesses who need to engage and collaborate with hundreds of suppliers to achieve their compliance, sustainability and brand goals.
Any systems implementation which involves suppliers requires a comprehensive supplier engagement strategy. This relies upon accurate supplier contacts who understand the system they need to use and how to operate within your ways of working.
Collect data from suppliers in a way that prioritises supplier experience. Quick and simple forms for suppliers will maximise response rates and reduce the need for chasing.
Securely share up-to-date performance data and insights with suppliers 24/7 to promote proactivity within your system and harness more supplier expertise and experience.
Automatically calculated scorecards enable you to:
Supply Pilot's Campaign Team can create supplier engagement and system launch campaigns to complete this project on your behalf and get all your suppliers to sign up to your system.
Here’s how we get your supplier engagement and system adoption project up and running.
In your 30-minute discovery call, one of our team will help you unpick which issue would make a compelling pilot project. We’re happy to share pricing and timelines at this stage to help you decide whether we’re a good fit for your business.
We’ll take you through a full demo of the Supply Pilot Platform for your specific need. We’ll show you how we use the Platform for each part of the project, and how we’ll help make sure it’s a success. Invite your internal stakeholders to the demo to help bring your pilot project to life. The demo takes 1-2 hours, depending on how many people attend.
We’re by your side when it’s time to put your business case forward. If your boss is the visual type, we’ll put together a video. Is your board more interested in the numbers? We’ll arm you with the ROI.
Now you’re on board, there’s plenty to do. So why waste time? Expect your kick-off meeting within days of sign-off and your branded platform will be live within a couple of weeks.
The Six-Step Process was created because we believe in the power of great supplier relationships. Book your discovery call today and start your Supply Pilot journey.