As the shipping industry evolves, and global trade continues to grow, so does the amount of port agents on offer to shipping companies. As a consequence, choosing the right one is more important than ever. In this article, Jesper Steenbuch, Managing Director of Wave Shipping, gives us his recommendations on what to look for when choosing a port agent to always ensure a successful call.
Emma Brooks, representation manager at the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply explains why the current economic climate is the perfect time to demonstrate the power of the procurement function.
Mike Brookes, product development manager at the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply explains how fair-minded procurement professionals can motivate supply partners for mutual advantage.
As a procurement professional, you spend many hours with your suppliers in several different ways. Yet, most of the time, these forums do not afford the opportunity to understand and gauge what suppliers think of your company. Most will not express what they truly feel and experience in their relationship with your organisation, its employees and specifically its buyers.
So, what do your suppliers really think of you?
One successful and powerful tool that can help you to find out is a supplier opinion survey and this article looks at this important measurement tool in more detail.