Managing Vendors – Articles by Jim Everett

Tips on managing vendors, skills and competencies required

Vendor Managers’ Competencies

Assessing and preparing for the required competencies to manage vendors needs to be part of the overall outsourcing planning. There are definite benefits in having the right competencies (capabilities) in place, as well as risks and costs of not having the right capabilities. There are combinations of key factors that determine what are the priority competencies for any given outsourced project, and what are the best development options to build the capabilities required.

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Think180 helps companies get best results with service providers (vendors). Our core product is an in-house customizable workshop for Vendor Managers, or entire teams who outsource. This has been run for many clients, including Palm, Philips, Harrah's, BP USA and Canada, Vantive, Alkermes, Avaya, Government of Canada, Fidelity Investments, Quantlab and others.

We now also can offer live and interactive videoconference services and webinars, Training Modules for team events, planning tools and consulting on Vendor Manager competencies, and 1:1 coaching for individuals with videochat (desktop and mobile) on managing vendors.

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