Stomp the suppliers

This month, let’s peek in on Scrooge Enterprises and see how they’re doing.

OK, our company has standardized our systems, we’re swimming in sensitivity, and we’re moving toward perpetually profitable performance.  Now what about those damned suppliers—let’s go get ‘em!

Let’s see—which campaign should we use?  Beat them ‘til they’re better?  Club them with their contract?  Lowest price or no dice?

And while we’re at it, why do they need a profit?  They should just be happy to have us as a customer.  We don’t want to hear any of that nonsense about partnering with them, or helping them succeed—bah!

So what if some of them go out of business.  If they would rather die than comply, they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.

Starting immediately, let’s put those shackles on them, and have our departments take turns yanking the chains.  We already did that?  Good.

Now, where’s that high quality, just-in-time, economical stuff that we must have this afternoon.  What?!  What do you mean they couldn’t deliver?!  Now what the hell are we supposed to do?!


George M. Pomonik
Pomonik Consulting, Inc.
“Chaos Removal Services”SM

Copyright © George M. Pomonik, 2013. All rights reserved.

One thought on “Stomp the suppliers

  1. Here’s a comment that I received that illustrates the point based on actual experience:

    “I visited a key supplier earlier this year. They told me they were told to mind their own business by the previous technical team. We told them that changes right now, we are in this together. And we had terrific results using their product.”

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