LONDON, August 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Supplier engagement is the critical element of any supply-chain initiative that requires supplier participation. To help organisations transform their procure-to-pay processes, OB10, the global e-Invoicing network, has condensed 13 years of supplier enrolment best practice into a new handbook.
A supply chain project, such as e-Invoicing, relies on suppliers adopting new processes or technologies. By creating a clear enablement strategy with objective measures, organisations can roll out a series of communications that gain suppliers' commitment.
The Supplier Engagement Handbook outlines the crucial steps in a campaign - from stakeholder support and message development to execution and reporting - and takes an organisation from project kick-off to business as usual.
Pete Loughlin, Managing Editor at Purchasing Insight, describes the handbook as an invaluable resource. "OB10 has revealed the methodology it uses with customers to deliver outstanding results with e-Invoicing. It is a must-read for any professional working on a purchase-to-pay project."
The author of the handbook, Jo Harris, Programme Management Director at OB10, has worked in the world of supply chain automation since 1995. "We are often asked how we achieve such remarkable supplier participation," she says. "This guide shares some of the insight we have gained from rolling out e-Invoicing programmes for hundreds of customers to hundreds of thousands of suppliers."
To download a copy of The Supplier Engagement Handbook visit http://go.OB10.com/engagement_handbook
OB10 (http://www.OB10.com), the global e-Invoicing network, simplifies and streamlines the complex invoice-to-pay process to enable prompt payment. Operational across Europe, the Americas and Asia, OB10 can reduce the cost of invoice processing by 60% and deliver an ROI in less than a year.
The OB10 network connects large organisations to their thousands of suppliers around the world. Buyer customers on the network include Aviva, Cargill, Deutsche Lufthansa, Eli Lilly & Company, General Motors, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Kellogg's, Motorola, Tesco, US Federal Government and Whirlpool.
Sandra Higgison, Head of Global Communications