Is it "divorce day" for your suppliers?

Paul Snell is managing editor at Supply Management
6 January 2009

Paul Snell By Paul Snell

Did your relationship survive yesterday?

Apparently 5 January is “Divorce Day”, and kicks off the busiest week of the year for lawyers as people look to end relationships after Christmas. The reasoning is that the festive period “forces” people to spend time together, and brings out the tensions.

And according to lawyers, 2009 is expected to their busiest ever year, as the poor economy pushes more couples to breaking point.

This surely has some resonance in a procurement context. Supplier relationships are an increasingly important aspect of the profession (the whole of the next issue of SM is actually devoted to this topic).

How can buyers avoid the equivalent of a “divorce day” with their suppliers?

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