Corporate culture does matter... especially for Supplier Collaboration
We recently discussed the impact of culture on an organization’s effectiveness, a topic that has been debated for years. Current research shows empirical evidence that culture does matter. The area where culture impacts a company’s effectiveness most may be the area of supplier collaboration.
The importance of the supply base is well understood. However, if the culture of a company says they play a “win/lose” game with suppliers, that suppliers should be ridden hard/ not coddled, or that supplier margins are profit opportunities to go after, then no Supplier Collaboration program can be effective.