Member Summit 2014 - Supplier Innovation Relationships

Reinventing Supplier Innovation Relationships

ROR Stage: Completed data collection, analyzing data

This ROR seeks to explore how IRI firms structure supplier relationships to: Identify enabling supplier technologies 3-5 years out Encourage customers and suppliers to focus their technical efforts in key areas of commercial interest 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 market.

Team Members: Kimberly Williams, Pepsico; Karen Milley, J. M. Smucker; Tim Stanton, Sherwin-Williams; Surendra Chawla, Goodyear; Kent Crawford, Schneider Electric; Jorge Pena, Schneider Electric; Sridhar Ranganathan, Kimberly Clark; Ron Dressler, Hershey; Jeff Hynds, Ingersoll Rand; John Gibb, ConocoPhillips; Gene Slowinski, Rutgers University (SME)