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How to Source Your Vendors

A step-by-step guide

Our vendors are as important to us as our employees. Nelson Container believes that a good vendor is not only reliable, but culturally a good fit. Our suppliers have as clear an understanding of our strategic goals and processes as we have of theirs. If our suppliers fail, so do we.

Following a process to select the best supplier is important.

    • Assemble a Team for Vendor Selection and Implementation

      Make sure to include those who will be most affected by the potential vendor.
    • Outline Your Goals

      They should be S.M.A.R.T. goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-bound). Document your organization’s existing and future expectations. You should to prioritize the categories of price, service and quality.
    • Evaluate Vendors

      Websites, phone calls and references. Start by eliminating the obvious.
      The end result should bring you to 2 or 3 possible suppliers.
    • Decision Making

      Review your requirements and the possible transition process. Make a decision and stick with it!

A great vendor becomes integral in your organization and your success!

As your corrugated packaging vendor, your partner, Nelson Container promises to be transparent and forthright in our business. A supply chain is only as strong as its weakest link. We understand this concept very well, and offer VMI (vendor managed inventory) services to help make the relationship with our partners as strong as possible.

Contact us learn more about our services and how to partner with the Nelson Container Corporation. Success awaits.

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