Key Benefits to Taking a Factory Tour
Relationships: Taking a factory tour is a wonderful way to build relationships with your suppliers and show them your serious about your project. Connecting personally and building great supplier relationships face to face leads to better service, better pricing and better outcomes for your project.
Communication: Effective supplier relationships are all about excellent communication. Visiting your suppliers and seeing how they work is a crucial step in developing and agreeing on a communication style that leads to success for your project.
Knowledge: Knowledge is power and Factory tours provide a powerful way to learn first hand how products come together.
Assesement: Evaluating a supplier and the products they produce from a distance is possible, but nothing will tell you the whole story like a factory tour.
Negotiation: Strong negotiation can be the difference between a successful on budget project and a failed one. Where better to negotiate with a potential supplier than personally just after a factory tour?