Evaluating Your Suppliers
Supply Chain Management can help you to weather the challenges that the world throws at us every day. As of this writing we are still feeling the adverse effects of the Covid19 pandemic. One of the unwanted side effects of this crisis has been the severe interruptions of our supply chains. Shortages ensued and prices rose starting a worldwide inflation spiral that has taken hold and threatens to be with us for a long time. When starting your business it is important to understand the supply chain issues and source materials (raw materials, components, finished goods, etc.) in a way that will mitigate your risks. For starters, there are 2 competing philosophies. On the one hand, some researchers recommend that you select your best supplier, we will discuss supplier selection in a moment, and develop a strong, mutually beneficial relationship. The supplier will have reasonable stable volumes and will do its best to fulfill your orders first when goods are in short supply.