When working it is important that you maintain a good, strong, and long-lasting relationship with any manufacturers that you work with. Today, we are going to share with you some of our personal top tips for maintaining your relationship with your manufacturers.
Communication is key to maintaining any relationship so this does not stop with your manufacturers. Talking openly to them will help you to build a strong relationship. If there is something you are not happy about, let them know, if you love something they are doing, let them know. Every piece of communication helps to build trust in the partnership.
Get To Know Them Outside of Work
Another way to build a good relationship with your manufacturer is to get to know them outside of the working world. Ask them more about their personal life, talk openly to them about issues not surrounding work. This will help you to build a much stronger relationship that is not reliant on business premises to grow and bloom.
Make Your First Order Matter
The first order you place with the manufacture is what will set the tone for your relationship. If you are only placing a small order with them, they may not be very fond of you. The bigger the order is, the better your relationship will be.
When an order is due for completion, show up unexpectedly on a surprise trip. It is a good idea to go there for your first order. You can show up to introduce yourself as well as check the quality of the products they are giving you. This helps them to know you are serious about working together making your bond grow stronger faster.
These are just a few ways to keep on top of your relationship with your manufacturer. Remember a good relationship with them does matter!