The business world is changing
As a company are you protecting your supply chain, or are you constantly at odds with your suppliers beating them up on schedule and price. If you are not treating your suppliers as valuable resources, you are taking a short-sighted view of business and helping to create your breakdowns in the supply chain. The American auto industry drove some very large suppliers out of business by continually beating their suppliers up on price, and when an economic downturn hit, the suppliers went bankrupt. The us versus them attitude is pervasive. It is critical in the supply chain that every company is profitable. Learn from Toyota they want their suppliers to succeed, and in turn, Toyota succeeds.