What it’s like to be a Field Supplier
“The Field sourcing team makes sure the lines of communication are always open to get the best results for both teams involved... you're always working with high-level professionals that are customer-focused.”
- Field Supplier
In many regards, Field knows we’re only as good as our suppliers. And the more than 900 suppliers – including 65 preferred suppliers – we do business with on an annual basis are the best in the world at what they do. We strive to build strong partnerships with each and every supplier that’s built on exchanges of information, open communication, and mutually beneficial expansion of business.
“Field is a "can do" culture fostered by management, embraced by a thorough office team, and complimented by solid distribution center staffing... through communication and trial we are able to get the best out of each other; for each other.”
- Anonymous Field Supplier
At Field, we take great pride in our strong relationships with our suppliers. It starts with a diligent selection process that involves seeking out suppliers with like-minded operating philosophies on everything from quality and on-time shipments to culture. Each supplier then undergoes a rigorous quality review. Once a supplier becomes part of Field’s Global Supply base, they can enjoy the full support of the Field team.
“My experience working with the Field team is very much a positive. They bring an extremely high level of professionalism to the table every day.”
- Kameron Dorsey, Beacon Fasteners and Components Inc
Working with the Field Purchasing and Sourcing team there is always a constant line of communication and an abundance of data to evaluate the relationship. Field sends out a monthly scorecard to evaluate vendors that is clear and concise. Back up information is always available if requested. Sourcing initiatives are presented and evaluated fairly with emphasis on growing with key suppliers.
“Honesty, integrity, and trust are often lost in today’s business world, but Field is an example of an organization with a strong vision and commitment to their customers and suppliers!”
- Mike Hamlin, Manufacturer Representative servicing the Midwest marketplace
Managing our global supply base is one of the most important services we provide to our customers. Field makes a commitment to each of our customers: anywhere across the globe, Field will always have the right parts in exactly the right place at exactly the right time. The only way we’re able to fulfill that promise is through close collaboration with our suppliers.