This is the eBook version of the study guide to support your studies for the core module Supplier Relationships (L4M6) which forms part of the CIPS Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply qualification.
In any organisation, a significant element of the procurement and supply function is based around decisions to source activity from external suppliers. Once agreements have been established the relationship established with the supplier is paramount to overall success. At its highest level outsourcing can take the form of a partnership or joint venture. This module is designed for those who have responsibility for maintaining and managing relationships with stakeholders and suppliers and for those who may be faced with establishing and developing formal partnerships.