New Thoughts on Supplier
Whether called supplier relationship management, strategic
partnerships, supply chain management, supplier rationalization
or strategic sourcing, activities preceding the signing of
a contract that limit the number of suppliers an organization
doing business with are becoming a necessary way of doing
business in today’s competitive global marketplace.
Progressive firms have little doubt about the impact of procurement
and sourcing process on total quality, cost and delivery,
technology and responsiveness to the needs of external customers.
Realizing advantages in these areas require shifting our view
of procurement and sourcing from a tactical activity to one
focusing on strategic supply management
Strategic Supply Management involves
developing the strategies, approaches and improvement from
the procurement and sourcing process, particularly through
direct involvement and interaction with suppliers.
AMREP Asia and AMREP China are doing all these for customers
when they have a problem in dealing with new and established