Guide

Choosing the right suppliers

Introduction

Choosing the right suppliers involves much more than scanning price lists. Your choice of supplier will depend on a wide range of factors such as value for money, quality, reliability and service. How you weigh up the importance of these different factors will depend on your business priorities and strategy.

This guide illustrates a step-by-step approach you can follow that should help you make the right choices. It will help you decide what you need in a supplier, identify potential suppliers and choose your suppliers.