SCMCompanies that choose to work their supplier base closely and adopt a “alliance relationship management” approach toward business with their key supply chain partners will see benefits by both parties working together to enhance the business experience.
The objectives should include:
Providing a method to ensure a healthy and vibrant relationship
Creating an agreed upon problem resolution platform
Defining and communicating continuous improvement goals that create benefit to both parties

Working with your key supplier base as partners helps ensure opportunities for continuous improvement and proactive communication to avoid costly mistakes or delays throughout the manufacturing and supply process.

Paul Bohm – ANR Purchasing Director