Vendor Relationship Management Toolkit

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Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Vendor Relationship Management Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Vendor Relationship Management related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Vendor Relationship Management specific requirements:


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Vendor Relationship Management Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...


STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 993 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Vendor Relationship Management improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 993 standard requirements:

  1. Does the overall corporate and specific business line plans address the assessment of critical and essential vendors, shared services, and off shoring/outsourcing relationships?

  2. Why is it so difficult to get things to work really well between the customer and the supplier in an outsourcing matter, in a contract or other customer-supplier relationship?

  3. Should one vendor deliver everything and subcontract other companies as required, or should the client manage multiple vendor relationships simultaneously?

  4. Does application pose any risk to your corporate reputation, relationships with partners, vendors and regulators, proprietary planning or corporate data?

  5. Does the vendor encourage long-term reseller relationships that will in turn help maintain the viability of the specialized your organization channel?

  6. What types of relationships did vendors have with participating customers prior to participating in the Self-Direct Custom Efficiency program?

  7. How should it construct its relationships with other organizations - suppliers, distributors and customers - outside its boundaries?

  8. How should it construct relationships with other organizations - suppliers, distributors and customers - outside its boundaries?

  9. Is satisfaction in non-consumer service relationships linked to the gap between expectations and perceptions of performance?

  10. What is the financial outcome of the choice of vendors and maintaining a long-term relationship with a particular vendor?


Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Vendor Relationship Management book in PDF containing 993 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Vendor Relationship Management self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Vendor Relationship Management Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Vendor Relationship Management areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Vendor Relationship Management Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:

 

STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Vendor Relationship Management projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Vendor Relationship Management Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Vendor Relationship Management project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Lessons Learned: What were the main sources of frustration in the Vendor Relationship Management project?

  2. Scope Management Plan: Are the appropriate IT resources adequate to meet planned commitments?

  3. Stakeholder Analysis Matrix: How will the stakeholder directly benefit from the Vendor Relationship Management project and how will this affect the stakeholders motivation?

  4. Project Performance Report: To what degree will team members, individually and collectively, commit time to help themselves and others learn and develop skills?

  5. Scope Management Plan: Pop quiz Ð what changed on Vendor Relationship Management project scope statement input?

  6. Lessons Learned: How much flexibility is there in the funding (e.g., what authorities does the program manager have to change to the specifics of the funding within the overall funding ceiling)?

  7. Lessons Learned: How effectively and consistently was sponsorship for the Vendor Relationship Management project conveyed?

  8. Risk Management Plan: Does the Vendor Relationship Management project have the authority and ability to avoid the risk?

  9. Activity List: For other activities, how much delay can be tolerated?

  10. Requirements Documentation: Can the requirement be changed without a large impact on other requirements?

 
Step-by-step and complete Vendor Relationship Management Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Vendor Relationship Management project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Vendor Relationship Management project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Vendor Relationship Management project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Vendor Relationship Management project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan


3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log


4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Vendor Relationship Management project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance


5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Vendor Relationship Management project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned

 

Results

With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Vendor Relationship Management project with this in-depth Vendor Relationship Management Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Vendor Relationship Management projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Vendor Relationship Management and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Vendor Relationship Management investments work better.

This Vendor Relationship Management All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.

 

Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.