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Supplier Relationship Management: Do This First

Towards the end of 2015, following a number of conference speeches last year on the subject of SRM, we shot a number of videos that we thought could be easily 'consumed' by people interested in the subject. Simply called 'Supplier Relationship ...read more

Successful supplier relationship management needs a ‘sense of

Getting the fundamentals right is key to SRM success, says supply chain management expert David Atkinson By Tom Holmes, Marine Trader Editor Most change programmes fail because of a lack of senior management buy-in and a haphazard ...read more

SRM Video Series: #5 Skills for the Whole Organisation

Previously in this short series of SRM videos I have discussed the importance of having a clear reason for doing SRM – I called it the over-arching purpose; and then the question of who benefits – what stakeholders are likely to be interested ...read more

Four Pillars helps you transform your business into a customer focused success story that is able to respond effectively to a highly competitive global economy – winning business, managing suppliers and getting the best from your people every step of the way. We enable you to transform, sell, buy, and negotiate better, as well as help you improve your leadership.

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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