Value(s)-Based Supplier Partnerships: Benefits Beyond the Traditional

David Rourke

Head of Procurement at YMCA

Learning Objectives

It has been well established that building strategic supplier partnerships can have many advantages associated with cost reduction and business efficiency. However, purpose-driven organizations like The YMCA of Greater Toronto can also use partnerships with key suppliers to achieve other objectives, such as alignment with core values, community service delivery and emergency support in times of crisis (such as a global pandemic).