Beating up your vendors for the lowest possible price or bypassing them for a quick savings online can save you money. At great cost. For example, that cheap knockoff that saved you 30 bucks can bring production down for several days.
To really save money, build relationships with key vendors. Talk about expectations such as:
- Being there when you need them. Maybe Cheapest Deals gives you a great price on fuses. But try calling them in the middle of the nig