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How effective relationship management builds better supply chains

Here's an article written by Tom Holmes and recently published in Marine Trader. We talk to leading consultant David Atkinson about the how, why and what of getting more value from suppliers through SRM: Supplier Relationship ...read more

SRM: Setting up for Success

In recent months we’ve seen the re-emergence of Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) as a topical issue and a genuine priority for CPOs. Sadly, the topicality has mainly been case after case of evidently inadequate SRM from ‘bullying’ ...read more

Tesco procurement practices exposed and it’s not pretty

An astonishing news story emerged this week via The Independent newspaper detailing some of the procurement practices of the UK’s largest retailer Tesco, from the viewpoint of an understandably anonymous supplier to the supermarket chain.  ...read more

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With Four Pillars you learn from experience, best practice and the latest research. You put your learning into immediate effect.

We use a range of approaches including strategic consulting support, large scale change management programmes, workshops, training courses, one to one mentoring and individual or group coaching.

All Four Pillars projects are designed jointly with you to meet your real day-to-day challenges and objectives and deliver positive business benefits.

Four Pillars is based in Birmingham, UK and is led by David Atkinson, whose career includes senior roles at Rolls Royce and other major corporations. He has a range of professional qualifications from Harvard Law School, Cranfield School of Management, The International Institute for Advanced Purchasing & Supply and London and Ashridge Business Schools; along with an MBA from Birmingham Business School where he is now a visiting lecturer.

David and his team use their experience to deliver highly successful change management programmes, coaching and training for private and public sector organisations.

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