Supplier selection and management

How do I source the best supplier for my business? Find helpful resources in our guide to supplier selection and management.

Effective suppliers meet your needs – great suppliers exceed them. It goes without saying that poor suppliers can not only slow your growth, but they can materially harm it. Getting the right supplier means you can compete on what’s crucial for your business, whether it’s cost, quality, speed, service or other measures.

Whether you’re a large or small enterprise, choosing the right suppliers is one of the most important decisions for operating successful, and finding them, knowing what to look for and selecting them requires careful thought. The following supplier selection and management resources give insight on the number of suppliers you should evaluate, who should do the evaluation, and the most effective way to manage the relationship on an ongoing basis.

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