RMR Service – voice of Supply Chain

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The Relationship Measurement Matrix (RMM) is an 18 question diagnostic tool focussed on the key attributes of a business-to-business relationship.

It is used to identify gaps in perception between parties and to surface any issues or opportunities for further consideration.

Encapsulating and building on the SC21 Relationship Management Review, NIP’s ARC RMR Service enables organisations to:

  • Establish current relationship performance levels.
  • Surface related supply chain issues.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement.

Answers questions like:

  • “How can we engage with more suppliers, more appropriately and more constructively?”
  • “What do our suppliers think of us/themselves/our relationship?”
  • “Where should we focus (improvement) attention across our supply chain?”
  • “Are we capable of working collaboratively?”


  • Web-based managed service.
  • Automated participant invitations, reminders and progress tracking.
  • Target setting option.
  • Optional anonymity control.
  • Capture of parameter scoring and related issues.
  • Reports updated in real-time.
  • Consensus management.

Additional options:

  • In-depth gap analysis.
  • Capture suggested improvement actions.
  • Recommended actions (Improvement Report).
  • Export comments and suggested improvement actions to action management tool.
  • Categorise relationships for category-based reporting.
  • Categorise participants under ‘roles’, for role-based reporting.

How it works:

  • Request 1-way feedback from an unlimited number of suppliers.
  • Typically 1-5 participants per supplier.
  • Aim to repeat every 6-12 months.
  • Focus on improvements consolidated across the supply chain (not just on individual relationships).