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December 4, 2018 | Bonfire Interactive
In a world where technology has continued to improve the way we communicate and gather feedback, why shouldn’t your vendor performance management be as simple and easy?
In brick-and-mortar businesses, wooden suggestion boxes have been replaced by online reviews or kiosks where customers can hit a ‘smiley-face’ button to signal their satisfaction. Businesses can solicit feedback from customers in a way that is convenient and simple for the customer (leading to better response rates) and prompted in the moment when their experience is top-of-mind (leading to more accurate responses). Rather than gathering dust in a box, feedback is collected in real-time, so managers can observe changes and intervene to correct negative trends.
This same approach can take your vendor performance management efforts from a bureaucratic check-box, to a source of valuable insight into contract health and performance trends.
Vendor performance is just as important to procurement teams as customer experience is to restaurants: it can cost time, money, and internal client satisfaction.
However, many procurement teams simply don’t have the bandwidth to collect feedback on vendor performance—and if they do, the standard approach and tools can look suspiciously like the customer suggestion box: long, complicated surveys with low response rates, sent out manually and infrequently.
To be proactive and stay on top of their suppliers’ performance, procurement leaders need to have a finger on the pulse of their supplier poll. This requires a constant stream of data and information so you can determine trends and insights at a glance.
Technology can help you streamline and simplify your vendor performance management activities. Here are some of the reasons you need to evaluate the way you conduct your process:
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