Why you should be giving your supplier chain partners ongoing feedback
Tips for a successful RFP or RFQ process
Supply Chain Partnerships
The dangers of under valuing procurement
Have you ever witnessed the process of removing a more than 20 year old palm tree? It is an impressive undertaking! This morning as I was driving to a client, I passed a garden where three guys were trying to chop up a recently removed palm tree’s trunk with a diameter of more than a meter, but with shovels. It was not surprising to me that on my way back, much later the same day, I found them still at it. My logic screamed that this was a job better suited for a chain saw, but here three people were struggling (inefficiently and ineffectively) with the tools they had available to them. We see this way too often in businesses! Sometimes it is not only the availability of the right tool that is the problem, but the fact that we have neglected to train the user properly in the effective application of their tools, equipment and / or software.
Use reward and recognition to instil excellence in your Supply Chain
We were recently contracted by a client to assist with streamlining their business processes, because their entire team was fully loaded – and this was hampering their ability to grow. Considering that their turnover had not increased compared to the previous year, they were apprehensive about appointing additional team members.