“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