Supplier Collaboration Podcast Series - Part 1: Engaging Key Suppliers
The Institute of Supplier Collaboration has produced a series of three podcasts, which you can find on the Institute's website here. The first podcast, is "Engaging Key Suppliers" with Sundeep Maini. In it, he defines "supplier collaboration," describes how manufacturers can benefit from taking a collaborative approach, speaks to the status of collaboration and obstacles to instituting, and provides guidance starting a supplier collaboration program. Among other topics, Sundeep explains how engaging key suppliers is completely dependent on the relationships you make with them. Without a base of trust, you can never fully engage your suppliers.