10 tips for getting the best out of your supplier…………………..#pmot

blameGetting the most out of your supplier is a key deliverable as a project manager.

  • Build personal relationships by getting to know your suppliers key people – this must be done face to face.
  • Hold regular reviews and distribute minutes, some of these reviews should be at the suppliers site.
  • If you have a problem pick up the phone & call your prime contact.
  • Avoid pithy emails which embarass or cause unnecessary distress.
  • Spell out Requirements in an approriate document signed by purchasing & supplying organisations.
  • Ensure the supplier follows a standard Quotation process.
  • Document key responsibilities in a legally reviewed contract.
  • Ensure the supplier receives timely orders & payment within terms.
  • Give them regular forecasts of requirements.
  • Be open, honest & direct.

Follow the above tips & you won’t go far wrong with Suppliers.



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