Research - Reinventing Supplier Innovation Relationships

Re-Inventing Supplier Innovation Relationships

2013 - 2015


January 2016 Brown Bag Discussion

Research-Technology Management article, Volume 58 Issue 5 2015


This ROR group sought 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 was 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.



Tim Stanton; Sherwin Williams

Kimberly Williams, Pepsico

Subject Matter Experts

Gene Slowinski, Rutgers University