Accelerating your SEI success

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The 11 modules of the SEI methodology focus on the key processes that enable the successful rollout of SEI


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Accelerator Outline

A core foundation of the SEIC are the SEI Accelerators.

These regular two-day, collaborative workshops are designed to accelerate an organization’s SEI progress by focusing on one or two core topics. They are usually member-hosted, and combined with a relevant experience or site visit.

Previous Accelerators include:

April 2019:

Ferrero hosted a two-day session at its headquarters in Luxembourg, with the days focused on how to collaborate more successfully with startups, as well as embedding SEI into the organisation through structured tools and approaches, such as supplier events, value-based segmentation and supplier studies.

Read the summary here >>

November 2018:

The final Accelerator of 2018 took place in Chicago at the home of Mars on Goose Island, and had a focus on the talent and cultural issues that must be put in place to support a successful rollout of SEI. It offered an excellent insight into the collaborative mindsets required of procurement.

Full takeaways and presentations here >>

October 2018:

In October 2018, the SEIC team headed to Belgium to the home of pharmaceuticals company UCB to dig into some of the digital innovations taking place in that sector. With presentations from key stakeholders and suppliers it provided a unique insight into innovation in pharma.

Read more about UCB's approach here >>

September 2018:

SEIC member Leonardo operates in the highly regulated world of aerospace and defence, so it was fascinating to attend its supplier-innovation day and discuss some of the innovation challenges the company faces at the UK operations in Edinburgh.

July 2018:

OSRAM hosted July's two-day event , with the first day dedicated to an SEIC Accelerator focused on technology scouting and the second day offering SEIC members access to Osram’s own SEI Day, which itself was focused on Smart Sensing and featured several key and potential suppliers who pitched, presented and explored how they could collaborate more closely.

Read the summary here >>

April 2018:

Novartis hosted our first Accelerator in the United States, at their New Jersey campus. Attendees explored the issues procurement faces when adapting to the digital world. Novartis shared insights into their digital strategy and showcased the collaborative relationship with one of its key suppliers

Read the write up here >>

February 2018:

The first Accelerator of 2018 took place at the Bayer HQ in Leverkusen. Engaging the right stakeholders is a do-or-die pursuit in SEI. These sentiments were shared across the 14 companies gathered at the Accelerator during the 'engaging the business for supplier innovation' workshop. While a cross-industry group of businesses, every company recognized that common challenges exist within their stakeholder-engagement strategies.

November 2017:

Husqvarna welcomed SEIC members to their Innovation Expo, which included presentations from suppliers including Telenor and Carbon 3D. The group also took part in workshops focused on Factory Digitisation and Start-up Collaboration.

Read a summary of the event here >>

September 2017:

The SEIC hosted this Accelerator in London, following the SRM&I Summit at Imperial College’s Innovation Hub. We launched the Start-up Collaboration working group with members, heard from a venture Capitalist and Start-up; and had a tour of the Imperial College Incubator – home to labs and office space for up and coming businesses.

Read more about the SRM&I Summit and London Accelerator here >>

July 2017:

Philips hosted this Accelerator at their Hi-Tech Center in Eindhoven. Members learned about Philips’ SEI and Design for Excellence programs; as well as taking part in a workshop on building and maintaining innovation ecosystems.

Read how Philips tap into external R&D spend here >>

Read the write-up of this workshop here

The Collaborative Accelerator Programmes begin with an intense, fast-paced and practical learning & development program aimed at a group of companies looking to fast track SEI maturity, and to benefit from the knowledge and experience of peers.

Video: John Paterson on the opportunities of SEI


The Accelerator program gave us the outside in view to calibrate our SEI performance and grow. -Philips
Invaluable! Sitting with industry peers and sharing experiences is a fantastic opportunity. -Johnson & Johnson
Biggest benefit is having an open dialog. -Bayer

For more information on the SEIC or if you'd like to share you progress and success on your SEI efforts, please get in touch.

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