(1) Consider working with a supplier to build their resources, tools, and capacity to deliver EPP products and develop ethical sourcing practices in their operations.
(2) Leverage the business creation for a discounted rate from suppliers. Agree on quality and maintenance accountability and responsibility, quality management, the turnaround time for emergency response, and the opportunity to sell/receive credits for exceeding performance benchmarks.
(3) Inclusion of quality assurance and warranty clauses in the contract to ensure the extended higher quality life of the product.
(4)Consider extending contract length to maximize leverage.