For some organizations, important partnerships should have visibility in the intranet — at least for some roles. For example, delays in long lead time components used in a finished good affect a product’s initial launch. Critical partnerships may require special care and feeding. Perhaps one individual in the organization is assigned liaison duties with this supplier. Other vendor-specific protocols may apply.
Help guide interactions with the supplier using checklists, negotiating principles or other considerations that can keep the partnership healthy.
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