Implementing the deal
Many companies are nervous about switching suppliers for an important category such as this. This is completely understandable due to the importance of quality and compliance but these risks can be mitigated through careful selection of suppliers and the planning of stock levels and lead times. If you haven’t done so throughout the process, now would be time to test the product to ensure the grade meets expectation. Even though this might be a tough category to obtain the green light to tender online, it has great liquidity (generally) and definitely one that should be considered.