Vizibl Activate forms the first phase of your Supplier Collaboration programme, designed to give you a clear idea of your starting point and to lay the foundations for future success. By driving alignment between stakeholders, building awareness of the key elements of successful Supplier Collaboration and ensuring that strategic goals are front-loaded into your programme, Vizibl Activate highlights gaps in your current approach, keeps your entire team hyper-focused on what you need to achieve, and showcases the positive impact your programme will deliver to your wider business.
The first phase of your journey with Vizibl will ensure you establish a robust process for change management, identify a clear purpose for your supplier collaboration efforts, and align all stakeholders around a clear vision aligned to your organisation’s strategic goals. By the end of the Activate phase, all members of your wider team will know what they need to achieve, why they need to achieve it, and how their success will allow your business to meet the challenges it is facing in an increasingly turbulent corporate landscape.
A core element of Vizibl Activate centres around giving you a clear picture of the current state of play. Get an accurate sense of your Supplier Collaboration maturity both within the procurement team and across other stakeholder groups such as other business units, partners, and suppliers.
By conducting a thorough gap analysis between your initial maturity assessment and your potential performance, the Vizibl team allows you to discover where you’re leaving value on the table and set measurable, achievable targets for Active, Collaborative Relationships.
Vizibl Activate enables you to establish your communications plan – within your own team, across the business, and with your supplier community – to ensure all stakeholders are aligned around a shared purpose, shared goal, and an ethos of ongoing transparency.
The first phase of your Supplier Collaboration programme includes all the tools and guidance you need to set your team up for success. Our expert team of strategic consultants, change management specialists, and experienced project managers help you identify current performance, areas for improvement, and a strategic vision aligned to the goals of your business using a combination of interviews, out-of-the-box maturity assessments, gap analysis, and our “state of the union” report, enabling you to chart a clear course towards successful collaboration with supplier stakeholders.
The Activate phase begins with interviews with executive and operational stakeholders from across your team, your wider business, and your supplier community. These structured interviews provide both qualitative and quantitative insights that are used to inform our maturity assessment.
The Vizibl consulting team analyses & interrogates both the quantitative and qualitative information gained from the interviews, and plots the responses from across the stakeholders surveyed against our out of the box maturity assessment to baseline your current performance.
After the current maturity assessment is completed, our gap analysis report demonstrates exactly where you are on your Supplier Collaboration journey, highlighting the gap between current performance and best-in-class performance to show where you’re missing opportunities to drive value.
In a session with the procurement leadership team, Vizibl enables you to bring the vital context of the challenges your business is facing and its strategic needs to your action planning, establishing where you want to go, the key initiatives required to enable change, and what success will look like.
Following the interviews, maturity assessment, gap analysis, and vision-setting workshop, the Vizibl team will provide you with a comprehensive “state of the union” report detailing key themes and findings that emerged, in addition to formally documenting the leadership vision for your Supplier Collaboration programme.
The strategic plan provides an in-depth view of the proposed programme, providing a detailed timeline of how your organisation can bridge the gap between your baseline and your stated ambition, including capability building suggestions and recommended supplier interactions for the following 12 months.
“Vizibl has given us the ability to closely align our global procurement team and our strategic and preferred suppliers to the Astellas corporate strategy in order to drive mutual business value. Not only have we improved relationships, performance, and outcomes with our suppliers, we’ve driven better, active, collaborative relationships within our own enterprise – enabling procurement to achieve valued business partner status in the Astellas business.”
Paul O’Neill, SVP Global Head of Procurement, AstellasRead Astella Pharma's story