1. Open and transparent communication: By sharing information about our business needs, goals, and challenges, we can work together with suppliers to find solutions and create a strong foundation for collaboration.
2. Regular performance reviews: I like to schedule regular meetings with key suppliers to discuss their performance, address any issues, and identify opportunities for improvement.
3. Joint problem solving: When challenges arise, I believe in working together with suppliers to find solutions, rather than placing blame. This helps build trust and fosters a spirit of partnership.
4. Recognition and appreciation: Acknowledging a supplier's achievements and expressing gratitude for their efforts can go a long way in strengthening the relationship.
In my previous role, I initiated a supplier recognition program to highlight outstanding performance and show appreciation for our suppliers' contributions. This helped create a positive atmosphere and encouraged suppliers to continue delivering their best.