About Us

We bring your supplier events to life

Our belief in
supplier ecosystems.

Supplier Day was founded on the fundamental belief that how you communicate determines whether or not you will achieve your goals. This belief has never been more applicable than it is today.

Companies large and small are facing increasingly complex communication challenges as environmental, technological and cultural influences shift and shape our world.

Global reach

BUSINESS METHODOLOGYThe Supplier Day Loop

Sustainability inspires innovation. Innovation demands collaboration. Collaboration thrives through technology. Technology accelerates sustainability. This is the Supplier Day loop. The DNA of the value we deliver for our clients.

We call it state-of-the-art supplier engagement.  It sits on the sweet spot of innovation best-practice, virtual technology know-how and the vision of a smarter, more sustainable, more profitable procurement practice.

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WE BELIEVESustainability is a given, not a gesture.

Companies are transforming their product lines to become sustainable and are questioning some of the fundamental assumptions about delivering value whilst ensuring they serve the communities within which they operate.

As a result, the visions companies are setting themselves are becoming more inspiring, exciting and creatively demanding

WE TRUSTInnovation is everyone’s business.

The proven impact of a more open and collaborative innovation approach continues to inspire the smartest organisations to ‘work together’ across their ecosystem, like never before.

Companies are typically getting 70% of their innovation from their suppliers, but the quality of this outsourcing hit a big pandemic road bump.

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Virtual Connections

WE KNOWVirtual connections create real impact.

Human workforces and extended ecosystems are now dramatically dispersed, connecting through screens, not handshakes. Most businesses are simply unprepared for virtual collaboration.

Ironically, the tech that is ‘keeping us apart’ holds the key to a strength and scale of collective innovation that is not only unprecedented in quality, but sustainability.

A note from the founder

I had worked for startups my whole life, right up until the day I got a call from Unilever asking me to come and join the global innovation and transformation team to overhaul their 25 year old innovation process. I was struck by how dependent this mammoth organisation was on its network to get anything done, and specifically, to innovate.

During this time, I was also completing my MBA through Warwick Business School and I focused on ecosystem strategies and thinking. I did research with Novartis, Unilever and Vodafone to explore their supplier ecosystems and how they were approaching collaboration with external organisations to uncover more value from their relationships.

Out of that, Supplier Day was born.

For the most part, companies are good at communicating with their customers. They do a “good enough” job of communicating with their employees. But when it comes to communicating with suppliers, everything can fall apart.

Our mission is to prove that companies can better achieve their goals by using virtual gatherings with their suppliers to gain their buy-in and get their alignment on their boldest and most ambitious goals all whilst reducing their environmental impact.

– CAITLYN LEWIS
Founder & CEO Supplier Day

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