Bespoke, in proud partnership with the South African Suppier Diversity Council (SASDC) presents the 9th annual Supplier Development Summit 2019 scheduled to take place on 21 & 22 May 2019 in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Supplier Development is the process of working with selected suppliers on a one-on-one basis to improve their performance and capability to meet the short, medium and/or long term needs of the buying organisation. It is fundamentally about generating a new capability or competency in suppliers.
The development of suppliers enables organisations to generate competitive advantage. Suppliers are an enormous – and often untapped – pool for innovation, continuous improvement and cost reduction. By enabling this potential, companies can enjoy a significant impact on the bottom-line.
Supplier Development is an key component of Supplier Relationship Management and is also vital for the transformation of procurement and supply chain management.
About the Summit
The theme of this unique two-day summit is “Procurement as the core enabler of supplier development & localisation”, during which participants will hear from expert speakers and leading companies, sharing up-to-date knowledge and in-depth practical tips about Supplier & Enterprise Development, including Localisation and Community Development.
Day 1 Seminar - Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Seminar theme: Procurement as the core enabler of supplier development & localisation
Supplier development faces numerous challenges resulting from transformation imperatives, localisation, globalisation, socio-economic factors, buyer advancements, resource constraints, quality demands, cost pressures, innovation, value creation and the need for industrialisation in growing markets.
In the African context, this includes developing indigenous suppliers, especially SME’s and community based suppliers, to deliver much needed economic transformation and to ensure the effective participation of these SME’s and entrepreneurs in the mainstream economy.
During this one-day seminar you will hear from expert speakers and leading companies, sharing up-to-date knowledge and in-depth practical tips about Supplier and Enterprise Development, including localisation and community development.
Topics in Focus
- The supplier development maturity continuum - unpacking the journey
- Ethics in supplier development - right conduct, right practice
- Developing the right skills for procurement practitioners to conduct supplier development
- Organising the procurement function properly to execute meaningful supplier development
- Effective stakeholder engagement and change management - influencing the triple bottom line
- Designing a fit for purpose business case for supplier development and localisation
Day 2 Workshop - Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Workshop Subject : Practical approaches to third party risk management
ADDED VALUE - a one-day 'deep-dive'' technical workshop on day two facilitated by Molebatsi Moagi, Chief Executive Officer of Centre for Supplier Development and Executive Director at Bespoke, covering the essential subject “Building capability, capacity and support for supplier development”.
Supplier Development and Localisation is increasingly becoming an essential policy tool for industrial development and is viewed by regulators as a key instrument for assisting in growing economies and their local extractive and manufacturing sectors.
Functionally, Supplier Development & Localisation should rightfully sit within the Procurement Unit as a core component of Supplier Management. Having the right structure and design - as well as technology - Supplier Development and Localisation efforts can overwhelm procurement professionals that do not have the right capabilities, capacity and support for Supplier Development initiatives and programmes.
By attending this workshop you will learn how to build capability, capacity and support for your supplier development needs. You will learn how to assess your company's state of readiness to drive supplier development and localisation using practical approaches, unpacking real case studies and learning concepts that will help you deliver meaningful outcomes.
For more information about this prestigious event, go to the event website at www.supplier-development.co.za