Contracting Excellence Magazine - Nov 2011
IACCM Inaugural South Africa Members' Meeting
Our first local members’ meeting in South Africa was held 10 November 2011, in Rivonia, Johannesburg. The meeting was well attended by IACCM members from a broad spectrum of industries, both buy side and sell side.
The meeting was introduced by Rigard Geyser, Commercial Manager at ELB Engineering Services, who kindly hosted the meeting on their brand new premises.
Paul Mallory, VP Training and Development for IACCM, gave a presentation on relational contracting and provided an update on the IACCM ‘Future of Contracting’ survey, as well as some of the highlights from the recent Global Forum in Phoenix.
A lively and wide-ranging round table discussion followed, prompted by the topic ‘the Future of Contracting’.
This meeting was one of a growing number of local country
events – in the last few weeks IACCM has held meetings in
Helsinki, Ottawa, Calgary, Sydney, Melbourne, Frankfurt,
Denver and London, and further meetings will be held
shortly in Toronto and Ohio.
During the meeting, Paul took the opportunity to present Gayle Simpson from Oracle Corporation with her IACCM Certification at Certified Member level. Gayle joins the growing number of members who choose to demonstrate their capability in Contract Management by completing our popular certification program. More details are available from firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic Forum - Award Winning Paper
At this years IACCM Academic Forum, co-authors Helena Haapio and Stefania Passera had an award winning paper “User-Centered Contract Design: New Directions In The Quest For Simpler Contracting” . To read the paper click here
For more information about the FIMECC UXUS project framework for this research, you can go to http://www.mindspace.fi/projects/fimecc-uxus/. For more examples of Stefania’s work / portfolio, you can go to http://stefaniapassera.com/about.html.
Go to this link http://www.ruukki.com/News-and-events/~/media/Files/News-and-events/Inline/2011/Ruukki-Inline-November-2011-English.ashx to page 38 of Inline 3/2011, Rautaruukki Corporation, to read an article by Helena Haapio.
The Definitive Guide to Commercial Contracting
We are excited to announce that IACCM's groundbreaking commercial contracting guide - the first global work of its kind - is now available.
Secure your copy of Contract & Commercial Management: The Operational Guide today - and find out why this highly recommended title is being called 'a great catch all book that can be referred to by both sell and buy side for worldwide contracts', that will 'serve as a reference handbook throughout a career'. The definitive work on contracting and commercial best practice provides a comprehensive overview of the entire contract life-cycle over more than 500 pages of detailed insight.
The Operational Guide is a unique work, addressing contract and commercial principles on a worldwide basis, for both buy-side and sell-side practitioners. Invaluable for training, as a reference work, or simply to update your understanding of current practices, this is a volume that you really must own!
For more details and to order online, please go to:
IACCM Launch Accredited Qualification in Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)
Pioneering program will equip SRM practitioners with the core skills and knowledge they need to develop successful, collaborative customer-supplier relations
We are delighted to announce the launch of our SRM program. The first learning group will be launched at the end of January 2012, and we are taking pre-registrations now (contact email@example.com for further details and to reserve your place).
Pre-register now to secure your place and we’ll give you a 20% discount off the program fees (a saving of up to $230!). (All prices are expressed below in US dollars).
Be one of the first to achieve the world’s only internationally recognised and accredited qualification in supplier relationship management (SRM).
The pioneering program is designed to equip practitioners with the skills and knowledge they need to implement SRM practices effectively within their organisations. Completion of the program will lead to individual certification and a “licence to practise SRM”.
SRM is emerging as both an important business activity and a professional discipline within major organisations around the world. Research evidence suggests that SRM can deliver significant tangible benefits in addition to those achieved through world-class strategic sourcing, negotiation, and contract and performance management.
You will join a group of practitioners as they work through the learning program, in a virtual environment of e-learning modules enhanced by message board interactions across the group and webcasts to enhance the learning materials and provide a forum for interactive discussion of best practices. The skills assessment tool will enable you to do a gap analysis on your current level of skill and capability, enabling focus on personal learning goals for greatest development impact.
This comprehensive training program recognises that relationship management requires a blend of technical capabilities – for example, in process and organisational design, and structuring of appropriate contracts and future-facing measurement systems – and key behavioural competencies such as communication, influencing and trust building.
Participants on this e-learning programme, will learn how to:
- Prepare convincing SRM business cases
- Design an effective governance structure
- Create and implement a communications plan
- Engage key stakeholders and supplier executives
- Develop metrics that drive successful behaviours
- Encourage positive approaches to change
- Collaborate with strategic partners
- Devise appropriate contractual arrangements
- Track and report SRM benefits
- Resolve conflicts and issues collaboratively
The SRM Program has the following priced elements, all prices are quoted in US dollars:
Skills Assessment: $150 per person
e-learning program: $750 per person
(note that skills assessment is a requirement of certification)
Practitioner - Member Level (intermediate): $150 per person
Expert – Certified Member Level (advanced): $250 person
IACCM membership is an additional $150 per annum per person
Please note that we are able to run the SRM program as an in-house corporate program for your company, with a minimum of 6 participants.
The corporate program is facilitated by means of a bespoke learning portal created for your company. An additional $1500 set up charge applies.
The above per person charges may vary for a corporate program, to enable us to meet your needs for webcast interactions, on site interventions, message board participation. Further details of corporate programs are available on request: firstname.lastname@example.org
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