Is working with just one supplier is the best way to control glove cost? How many suppliers should you have, and how should you choose?
At first, this seems like a simple question.
There's no denying the appeal of lower cost. The growth of manufacturing in countries like Thailand, Vietnam, and others are all testament to that.
However, we also read about a return to "Made in U.S.A." in some cases. While lower price is not part of this strategy, it offers other potential advantages.
As with most supply chain questions, it is not as simple as it seems on the surface.
If you are thinking about planning your glove production, what else should you consider?