Executive Briefings

Still Battling With Suppliers or Customers? A Little Collaboration Might Help.

Spend any amount of time working with supply chains, and one thing becomes clear: The traditional environment of the supply chain is mostly one of competition. That's because, in an effort to earn a customer's business and meet their demands, suppliers are often pitted one against the other to offer the lowest cost possible. But when it comes to overall success of the supplier/client relationship, this short-term competitive approach leaves untapped opportunities in terms of improved quality, cost and lead time, as each along the chain pursues what's best for themselves as opposed to what's best for the whole.

Still Battling With Suppliers or Customers? A Little Collaboration Might Help.

What’s the alternative? Foster a cooperative relationship between supplier and customer that allows for greater efficiency and innovation across the board, and makes the need for trade-offs between quality, cost and lead time a thing of the past.

While at first glance this may seem like a monumental undertaking, the fact is that the seeds to your success can be found right under your feet. After all, your supply chain relationships might span the globe, but in order to nurture cooperative working relationships with each member of that chain, it’s easiest to begin at home.

Here, the name of the game is efficiencies.

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What’s the alternative? Foster a cooperative relationship between supplier and customer that allows for greater efficiency and innovation across the board, and makes the need for trade-offs between quality, cost and lead time a thing of the past.

While at first glance this may seem like a monumental undertaking, the fact is that the seeds to your success can be found right under your feet. After all, your supply chain relationships might span the globe, but in order to nurture cooperative working relationships with each member of that chain, it’s easiest to begin at home.

Here, the name of the game is efficiencies.

Read Full Article

Still Battling With Suppliers or Customers? A Little Collaboration Might Help.