Services

The PPI proprietary Working Relations Index® (WRI®) is a quantification of suppliers' working experiences with a company to whom they are supplying products and/or services.
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PPI’s Supply Base Custom™ Survey had its beginnings in 1990, when Planning Perspectives first began conducting surveys for various automotive manufacturers to help them understand how to improve their supplier working relations.
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The Supply Base Standard™ Survey is a Survey process developed by PPI, which uses academic survey methodologies, that solicits feedback from a client’s suppliers through a confidential online questionnaire and translates the supplier questionnaire responses into a realistic view of suppliers’ perceptions of their working relations with the client.
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The Annual North American Automotive OEM – Tier 1 Supplier Working Relations Index® Study is a comprehensive Internet-based annual survey that examines the working relations between Tier 1 production suppliers and their North American-based OEM customers from the suppliers’ perspective.
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PPI’s advisory services are generally limited to company-supplier working relations and company-supplier interfacing activities, both at the company and supplier.
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PPI relies extensively on the use of large-scale internet-based surveys (i.e., populations, not sampling) for the majority of its data-gathering effort to achieve the objectives of the client engagement.
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Planning Perspectives Inc.

Planning Perspective, Inc. (PPI) is the world’s leading authority on company-supplier working relations. Located in Birmingham, MI,USA, PPI offers its clients an integrated approach to understanding and improving all aspects of their supplier-interfacing activities to help them develop profitable, sustainable marketplace competitive advantages.

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  • John W. Henke Jr.
    President
  • B. Vera Ruseckas
    Vice-President
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Clients

With more than 30 years of experience, PPI has had the opportunity to work with dozens of clients representing 18 manufacturing and service industries.