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The Ultimate Guide to Restaurant Vendor Management
Your restaurant’s success is highly dependent on your vendors’ ability to deliver quality goods, on schedule and at a fair price. Your rep’s are in the business to make money, as are you. How can you develop and maintain the positive relationships you need to keep your restaurant in the green? This guide covers everything you need to know from starting the vendor relationship to handling potential issues.Lay the foundation Before selecting your first vendor, know the four elements of long-term, financially prosperous relationships. Do your homework Know what you need, when you need it, and how much you’re willing to pay. Don’t leave anything to chance. Cast a wide net The power of research and networking cannot be taken for granted if you want reliable, fair vendors. Be prepared That all important first meeting will set the stage for future interactions. Don’t be blindsided by silent costs. Master the art of relationship building Keep your vendor relationships running like a well-oiled machine with four tips that will help avoid misunderstandings and conflict. Maintain control By keeping your eyes and ears open to price creep and price spikes will be able to control your prices over the long run.