THE THEME OF SUBCONTRACTING 2017
Partnerships are the key to success – we cannot make it alone in this world. For main suppliers and subcontractors, creating and developing a partnership where the parties trust each other is increasingly important – why?
The main supplier is responsible for the end product or service, but the trend is that competent and specialised subcontractors are more and more extensively involved in product development. For the main supplier, it is great to have subcontractors constantly suggesting improvements: “Hey – they genuinely think about our problems and improvement requirements and try to find solutions”. The demands for product development are so extensive that we need fresh ideas and thinking outside the box – this is what the best partners can provide.
”Hey – they genuinely think about our problems and improvement requirements and try to find solutions”
For subcontractors, partnership networks are a prerequisite for survival. Trust established between partners will endure even difficult situations. Complaints are easier to handle, when the parties trust each other. It is then easier to apologise, be forgiven and to move on.