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After two years of unprecedented disruption, Bayer wanted to engage its most valued suppliers in a redesign of how they would collaborate and grow together going forwards... with sustainability at the core. Having worked with Supplier Day on its bi-annual Bayer Supplier Day in November 2021, Bayer is now restructuring its supply chain collaboration programme to feature more frequent virtual events, large and small, to capture the true power of its supplier community.

sustainability is given

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

Mixed messages

It is a classic story, as old as time, of the tensions found between buyers and sellers. We have all heard the horror stories that have occurred from either side of the scale, Buyer focuses on cutting costs while suppliers fall short of their promised deliverables.

Top 20 Clubhouse Procurement Profiles

Whether you rolled your eyes at the announcement of Clubhouse’s launch or were one of the first to get yourself a profile on the platform, there’s no denying that it is a great channel for dialling things back a bit: In an era of video call after video call, interrupted only by a little bit of homeschooling,

Why Virtual, Why Now?

You’re a torchbearer, a change-maker, a leader with a vision and a goal to galvanise your supporters. You know that how you communicate will determine whether or not you achieve your goal and you’re at a critical juncture.

Monthly Reflections: November 2021

November has been far from quiet. We knew what was lined up, but experiencing it is so different. When we hold client events, the whole team becomes immersed within the process and it is only after its end that we can take a deep breath and reflect back on how it went. This month we...

Supplier Days are your lightning bolt

Supplier Day is well versed in the idea that what you measure influences performance. Linking executive compensation to meeting Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) goals is becoming a practice adopted by several leading companies. Amongst the most recent: VW, Deutsche Bank and Apple. At VW, ESG criteria will be integrated into bonus calculations for the management board. Deutsche Bank will tie the salaries of its supervisory and management boards members to sustainability criteria. And Apple is introducing an ESG modifier that will be incorporated into their incentive scheme.