Is being pushed to break point to give the maximum for the bare minimum of margin and volume which becomes a false economy for both the supplier and the client.
I’ve recently been asked by a high-end restaurant group to squeeze more and more, to produce less and less, closer and closer to the time they need it, in smaller and smaller batches to the point where it has become unattainable to my UK manufacture to support these orders.
I just find it amazing as businesses grow together how much we need to stay united about what is sustainable and what is not. I feel more and more when businesses don’t communicate on a level about what it is to be sustainable for everyone. This is where break downs happen in the supply chain and that’s partly caused by the lack of personal relationship that we are able to have with the purchasing departments.
Has anybody else been experiencing this recently? I’m finding it very challenging to navigate as I stay true to my values as a sustainable bespoke high-end designer and supplier, supplying the best of the best whilst also working out how are we going to be heard if we are no longer able to have the kind of personal authentic conversations that need to be had in business?