Research - Reinventing Supplier Innovation Relationships

February 2013 - Spring 2015

This ROR group seeks to explore how IRI firms structure supplier relationships to:

  • Identify enabling supplier technologies 3-5 years out
  • Encourage suppliers to focus their technical efforts in key areas of the IRI firm's business interests
  • Jointly develop and co-create enabling technology
  • Identify the factors that suppliers use to allocate their best technology to customer firms 
  • The goal is to identify practices that allow IRI firms to improve technical relationships with key suppliers and increase the level of supplier innovation delivered to the business.

Participants

Co-Chairs     

Kimberly Williams, Pepsico
Brian Skerry, Sherwin Williams
Surendra Chawla, Goodyear
Tim Stanton, Sherwin Williams 

Core Team
Kent Crawford, Schneider Electric
Jorge Pena, Schneider Electric
Karen Milley, J. M. Smucker 
Ron Dressler, Hershey
Sue Burek, Newell Rubbermaid
Jeff Hynds, Ingersoll Rand
Sridhar Ranganathan, Kimberly Clark
John Gibb, Conoco Phillips

Subject Matter Expert

Gene Slowinski, Rutgers University

Member Companies represented

ADM
Air Force Research Laboratory
Alcatel-Lucent
American Science & Engineering, Inc.
Arkema Armstrong World Industries
Arthur D. Little Inc
Ashland, Inc.
Ball Aerospace
BASF Plant Sciences
Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Birds Eye Foods
Carpenter Technology
Champion Technologies Inc.
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
Colgate-Palmolive Co
ConocoPhillips Company
CSIRO
Cytec Industries
D. Swarovski & Company
Digital River
DSM N.V.
Dupont
Dynetics, Inc.
E. I. Du Pont De Nemours Company
Eastman Chemical Company
Eaton
Elsevier Engineering & Technology
FAA/DOT
FM Global Technologies
Frito Lay
Fusfeld Group
Georgia-Pacific Chemicals, LLC
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
H.B. Fuller
Hershey
Honda R&D Americas
Honeywell International, Inc.
Idaho National Lab
IFF
Innovative Patent Solutions
Intel Corporation
Intellectual Assets, Inc.
Invetech
John Deere and Co.
John Zink Co., Inc.
Johns Manville
Kellogg Company
Kiewit
Kimberly-Clark
Kraft Foods
Kraton Polymers
Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Liewit
Lorillard Tobacco Company

Los Alamos National Lab
Lubrizol
Milliken Research Corporation
Missouri University of Science & Tech
MKS Instruments
Molson Coors
Momentive Performance Materials, Inc.
Motorola, Inc.
NASA /Johnson Space Center
NCH Corporation
Nestle Purina
New Edge + The Brewery
Newell Rubbermaid
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Novelis
Nypro Hong Kong
Oak Ridge National Lab
OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
Pfizer, Inc.
PolyOne Corporation
Portec Rail Group
PPG Industries, Inc.
Praxair
Procter & Gamble ITC
Rhodia
Roche Diagnostics
Rubbermaid Food & Home
Rutgers University
SABIC Innovative Plastics
Sasol North America Inc.
Schneider-Electric
Sealed Air
Sharp
Sherwin-Williams Company
Silberline
SK Energy
Stevens Institute
Stevens Institute of Technology
Swagelok
Swarovski
Teknor Apex Company
Teledyne Isco
The Boeing Company
The Clorox Company
The MITRE Corporation
TIC
Timken Company
T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Touchstone Research Lab
UniServices Limited
US Dept of Transportation
W.R. Grace
Waters Corp
Wyeth
Xerox