chapter  9
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Working with Suppliers

Selecting and hiring suppliers are merely the first steps in providing intercultural services to your organization or company. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with them ensures that they will be able to make their best contributions. Therefore, you need to be aware of the issues that typically cause friction, and you should give careful attention to how the relationships are structured. By understanding the different options for client-supplier arrangements, you can choose or design one that best meets your needs and one that lays a solid foundation for on-going collaboration. By foreseeing and avoiding the problems that typically hinder client-supplier relations, you will have a significant head start.