Working with Suppliers
More and more, our products and services are integrated with those of other teams to provide an end product to the customer. This often means that we place our name on company products and services that others have helped to create. Especially in today's global environment, products consist of parts that come from all over the world. The quote garbage in, garbage out could never be more relevant. It has become very clear to most corporations today that the end product is only as good as the components and services going into it. Likewise, what we get out of a supplier relationship depends a lot on what we put into it. It is essential to form relationships with suppliers who are keeping up with quality improvement, are on the leading edge of technology and offer a cost-competitive product or service that adds value to what we do.