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Relationship Management is Key to Managing Tire Supply Most Effectively
In a recent blog, David Nitzsche of AmeriQuest explains that while fleet owners cannot combat increased global demand for tires, they can manage their supply by establishing strong relationships with multiple tire suppliers.
“The first and maybe most important step they can take is to establish very strong supply agreements with multiple tire manufacturers,”
“The best way to expand alliances with tier-one and tier-two manufacturers is by joining with other fleets in a network which enables buyers to leverage their buying power with other companies. The move to a multiple supply arrangement like this can help with shortage situations and help prevent a loss of pricing control,” Nitzsche said.
By having collaborative alliances with suppliers, fleets can also take advantage of suppliers’ depth of knowledge regarding tire specifications. Tire life can be extended and maintenance standardized and minimized by making the correct tire decision the first time.
Nitzsche also discussed how developing a solid retread strategy and running a well-defined tire maintenance program can both contribute significantly to an optimum tire supply management program. View the entire blog article here: http://blog.ameriquestcorp.com/?
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