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.
This solution combines the the functionality of the Outlook email, contacts, calendar and task management features with OneNote - one of the best note taking apps available to create a robust solution for managing both the day to day and the strategic requirements of any supplier relationship.
Although it took me many years to get to this point I'd like to share what I have learnt along the way - to learn more click on the link below.
A Guide To Managing 3PL Service Providers Using Outlook and OneNote
To learn more about my step by step guide to managing 3PL service providers using Microsoft Outlook and OneNote