The Supplier Relations Group - Overview
The Supplier Relations Group (SRG) is an MoD group, providing information, analysis and advice to Ministers, Defence Logistics Organisation (DLO), Defence Procurement Agency (DPA) and the wider acquisition community and others on the defence industrial base. It is dual accountable, to the DLO and DPA, and is based in Bath and Bristol at Foxhill and Abbey Wood .
A central element of the DLO Procurement Reform and the DPA Stocktake of Smart Acquisition is the recognition that both the DLO and DPA need to improve its knowledge and understanding of the supplier base, and of its key suppliers in particular. This is essential to improving industry performance. SRGís role is to pro-actively engage with the DLO and DPA key suppliers, in a coherent, pan-MoD way and at the strategic level, under the banner of Key Supplier Management.
A joined-up approach to our engagements with industry is considered vital at a time when the MoDís relationships with its key suppliers are becoming increasingly complex, as defence budgets decline and as the defence industry undergoes rationalisation and aggregation. Such a strategic and coherent approach is complementary to that undertaken by IPTs and other business and will help set individual engagements in overall context of MoDís relationship with a particular company.
Pro-active engagement with industry, and in particular the key suppliers, should lead to an improved understanding of the important issues that shape policy decisions, and should help decision-making and forward planning on both sides. It should also provide the MoD with an informed position on industrial issues prior to developing individual commercial strategies, and should provide industry with a focal point for exploring concerns and questions that require a broader response from the MoD.
To deliver our objectives effectively the SRG will provide the necessary training and development to provide staff with the skills required. SRG is organised in to five broad functions:
Last Updated: 25 Oct 04