In early 2014 it became increasingly apparent that there was something more than just the Relational Activities impacting buyer-supplier relations. After a year of research PPI identified and corroborated the presence of two sets of Foundational Activities that are associated with collaborative supplier relations as measured by the WRI®.
These Activities are called Foundational because they provide the necessary foundation for collaborative working relations, as measured by the WRI®, to develop, while not being sufficient to influence the Working Relations Index® to achieve a WRI® in the Good-Very Good category.
Working Relations Index®
Contribution to Profit