5th Annual Supplier Development Seminar + Workshop 2015

Bespoke is proud to present the prestigious

5th Annual Supplier Development Seminar + Workshop 2015

scheduled to take place on 18 – 20 August 2015in Johannesburg, South Africa

Reserve Your Seat Now to Avoid Disappointment

Transforming Procurement Through Constructive Supplier Development

Supplier Development is the process of working with selected suppliers on a one-on-one basis to improve their performance and capability to meet the short and/or long term needs of the buying organisation. It is an essential component of Supplier Relationship Management and is vital for the transformation of supply chain management.

In the South African context, this includes developing black owned suppliers to ensure the necessary transformation and participation of historically disadvantaged suppliers in the mainstream economy. Supplier Development should be a sustainable and long term cooperative effort between a buying organisation and the supplier, with the objective of upgrading the suppliers’ technical quality, delivery and cost capabilities to foster on-going improvement.

Day 1 Seminar – Tuesday, 18 August 2015 Transforming Procurement Through Constructive Supplier Development

Today, Supplier Development faces numerous challenges resulting from transformation imperatives, localisation needs, globalisation, socio-economic factors, buyer advancements, resource constraints, quality demands and cost pressures.

There is no single approach to Supplier Development. Each approach should suit the relationship between buyer and supplier and should align to the supply market and needs of both parties.

During this one-day seminar you will hear from expert speakers and leading companies, sharing up-to-date knowledge and in-depth practical tips about how to approach supplier development and enterprise development initiatives.

Seminar Topics in Focus:

  • Keynote Address: Transforming Procurement Through Constructive Supplier Development
  • Leading Practices in Supplier Development and its Impact on the Supply Chain
  • The Impact of Supplier & Enterprise Development on the SA Economy
  • An Effective Supplier Development Programme in Practice – Barloworld Case Study
  • Financial Assistance – The Catalyst for Sustainable SMME Development
  • Supporting Entrepreneurs Through Supplier Development Centres
  • Local Content Verification and Certification – The SABS Standard
  • “FutureMakers”: Bringing Entrepreneurial Ideas to Life – Telkom Case Study
Day 2 /3 Workshop – Wednesday, 19 August 2015 or Thursday, 20 August 2015 A Pragmatic Approach to Supplier & Enterprise Development Initiatives

Co-facilitated by Andrew Hillman, MD of Bespoke and Petra Rees, MD of LEAP– by attending this workshop, you will discover how to pragmatically approach your supplier and enterprise development initiatives.

Specific areas of attention during this workshop will include: fundamental concepts of supplier management, supplier relationship management & supplier development; understanding the dynamics of entrepreneurship (SMME’s); appreciating economic transformation through B-BBEE, localisation & skills development; application of the new B-BBEE codes of good practice; compiling an effective supplier development initiative, practical supplier development as an outcomes based programme.

For more information, go to the event website at
Extra Early Bird Registration – Ends 24 June 2014
R 6 845 Seminar + Workshop (2 days)
R 3 895 Day 1 Seminar Only
R 2 950 Day 2 / 3 Workshop Only

Group Discounts
Register 3 delegates and the 4th attends
FREE of charge

10% discount off Standard Fees for
CIPS and IACCM Members

For more information or to reserve your seat at the above event, contact us at:
Bespoke Sourcing Solutions
Telephone No.: +27(0)11 042 9594
E-mail: events@bespokesourcing.co.za
Website: www.bespokesourcing.co.za