Foundational Activities

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.

As is the case with the WRI®, these Foundational Activities both have their own Indices, the Purchasing Agent Index and the Basic Business Practices Index.

Foundational Activities
Foundational Activities

Working Relations Index®

Contribution to Profit

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