These days there are very few interactions with suppliers that do not occur via some electronic means.
Emails are sent and received , meetings are scheduled , contact details are stored, tasks and actions items are assigned and monitored and even phone calls can be made using Skype and other applications from your desktop or mobile device.
There are not too many tools I’ve haven’t tried in my quest to find an effective electronic solution for managing supplier relationships.
I’ve tried Outlook and Evernote, Outlook and Word, Outlook and Excel and many others but the real breakthrough came when I discovered how to combine the functionality of Outlook with OneNote.
Although it took me many years to get to this point I’d like to share what I have learnt along the way.