Supplier Collaboration

We believe that long-term strategic supplier relationships are key to driving innovative solutions that meet our consumer and customer needs. Through our Supplier Collaboration Program, we are committed to becoming a 'Customer of Choice' and partnering with key strategic suppliers to:

  • improve performance and drive mutual value
  • deliver new solutions and innovation
  • drive measurable impacts in quality
  • unite on social and sustainability standards
  • develop risk mitigation plans and proactively manage risk
  • adapt to developed, developing and emerging market conditions
  • enable business growth

We are proud to partner with strategic suppliers through our Supplier Collaboration Program. By working together, we are accelerating efforts to create value from source to shelf across our supply chain.


Collaboration Model

Our Collaboration Model provides a consistent framework to drive efficiency and achieve operational excellence across the supply chain, as well as helps define supplier interactions and prerequisites.

The program and efforts are focused on driving value across six key dimensions of our Supplier Collaboration framework.


Performance Management

Sourcing Levers

Contract Management

Risk Management

Collaboration Behaviors

We look to our supply chain guiding principles of simplification, standardization and collaboration to help us live up to our commitments and Customer of Choice behaviors.


Supplier Collaboration Portal

Through our Supplier Collaboration Portal, we have a flexible platform that provides a secure virtual workspace with visibility and controls to manage quality, performance and risk mitigation.

Once Supplier Collaboration Program participants are registered, easy-to-use tools like mutual score carding and comprehensive dashboards become available to help align joint measurements of performance and improve project transparency and compliance. Together, we can track progress of collaborative business engagement that includes supplier contracts, risk assessments, corrective action requests, qualification information, audit results, certifications and licenses, and much more.

If you are a participating strategic supplier, be sure to bookmark our Supplier Collaboration Portal or click below for easy access to your supplier site profiles and projects.


Risk Management

At Kimberly-Clark we recognize the importance of having a Risk Management program that systematically and proactively identifies events that have the potential to disrupt our supply chain.

Our Supplier Collaboration portal-based technologies and tools enable the ability to identify, and proactively mitigate or prevent high-risk exposure through automation, integration and collaboration.

Suppliers have an active role in ensuring continuity of supply by working closely with us to identify risks and help develop robust mitigation strategies. Since risks can come in many forms, we also encourage our suppliers to have a risk management program in place at their company and with their suppliers.

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