Exploring the opportunities and barriers to collaboration with suppliers

In today’s challenging world, organisations must utilise every resource available for new ideas and innovation. Whilst sourcing innovation from staff and customers is well known, Hargraves members recently met to discuss and explore the opportunities and barriers to collaboration with suppliers.

Coca-Cola Amatil raised the question with members and hosted the first meeting of our new Supplier Lead Innovation Group, leading discussions with a presentation of recent activities.

The discussion explored the tools, methods and strategies through sharing experiences and known best practices. Attendees acknowledge this is a new area to explore and final outcomes will deliver great benefits to suppliers and customers.

Participants from a diverse range of members agreed to share templates and tools after the meeting.

We thank Coca-Cola Amatil for hosting this meeting. At the next meeting of this group on 9 September 2015, presentations will be made by CHEP and 3M, by case study.

Contact Allan Ryan for further details.


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