When You're the Secondary Provider

4 Things to Do When You’re Number Two

Scott Dieckgraefe Insight

When a manufacturer or service provider is named as the “preferred provider,” life is good. Such relationships can remove a lot of the costs of the sales function. Service levels often flourish, and without competitive bidding situations, margins are typically healthier for preferred providers. But the pandemic enlightened many B2B companies about the tenuous nature of the supply chain. Those …