Bridging the Gap: Enhancing Buyer-Supplier Collaboration

Hosted by WorldCC and the CMI, this session replay covered preliminary research findings on enhancing buyer-supplier collaboration in federal contracting. | Self-Paced Virtual Training | 1 CPE/CLP | Free to All
Recorded on 3/11/24

Challenging market conditions often create tension in supply relationships, undermining the collaboration and transparency we need for successful outcomes.

Research by NCMA Contract Management Institute (CMI) and World Commerce & Contracting reveals a gap in understanding and effective communication between buyers and suppliers - a failure to address ‘the things that matter’. Our presentation and discussion will focus on the extent to which this is true for Federal contracting and relationships, providing participants with insight to practical ways that the management and control of market uncertainties and volatility can be improved.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore preliminary findings from important research
  2. Understand current practice and research-backed improvements
  3. Shape research for best and future practice

CMBOK Competencies:

  • B.6 Supply Chain Management
  • 1.6 Team Dynamics
  • 3.1.1 Managing Disagreements


  • Kraig Conrad, NCMA CEO and CMI Governance Board Chair
  • Tim Cummins, WorldCC President
  • Sally Guyer, WorldCC CEO
  • Soraya Correa, CMI Executive Director
  • Dan Finkenstadt, Wolf Stake Principal

Credits: 1 CPE/CLP


  • Free to All - $0 members/ $0 non-members

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