Peace of mind vs.
piece of mind
Did you ever get so mad at a supplier that
you threatened to “drive down there” and give
them a piece of your mind?
Of course with today’s global economy, there
aren’t many opportunities to drive anywhere when
it comes to suppliers. The products we deal with
are manufactured all over the world,
particularly the Pacific Rim. Like everywhere
else in the world, there are good and bad
suppliers in these faraway places.
So what can we do? Simple: treat the
off-shore suppliers the same way we treat those
from the U.S. In other words, have good
relationships with the good vendors. Work with
people who deliver a quality product in a timely
And how can you know who falls into this
category? By working with
us. We know who does what best – no matter
where it’s being done. We’ve been doing global
sourcing for years, so now it’s become
second-nature for us.
The global suppliers we deal with are pretty
darn good, too. In fact, we’ve never once wanted
to get in the car, go for a drive and give them
a piece of our mind.