Supplier Reduction Programmes: Pros and Cons (Part 1) [Plus+]

It is relatively recently that we’ve seen the phenomenon of organisations indulging in supplier reduction programmes, with a stated and overt aim of shrinking the supply base – that is, reducing the number of suppliers providing goods and services to the organisation. But there has been relatively little thought about the underpinning issues around this strategy, and particularly some of the negatives linked to it.

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