Then it starts to go wrong… the contract is usually seen by the supplier as the maximum deliverable not the minimum and in any case it is hard to resource, so buyers tolerate poor supplier performance. Wouldn’t it be nice to ensure your strategic suppliers work in true partnership with mutually supportive goals? How about year on year price downs? What about year on year quality improvements?
This call to do more with less isn’t new, so isn’t it about time we actually started doing more and talking less?
The answer is yes, but the process is not easy and some help and input on getting the best out of a supplier network is usually needed.
The top 3 challenges cited by Supply Chain Managers are a lack of improvement competences in the supply chain, insufficient alignment between the buyer and customer and an over emphasis on price reduction rather than overall supply chain cost reduction.
Under these programmes we provide an integrated framework of business support and related activities tailored to specifically meet the needs of your supply chain and deliver mutually assured benefits.