Keeping the best suppliers being 'best' requires knowing how each is performing. For companies with small supply chains that include just a very few suppliers, it’s possible to track and evaluate each individually on a periodic basis. But most retailers have many suppliers. That makes keeping up with each one a near impossibility without enlisting a large staff of experts who watch over the daily activities of orders. The more viable alternative is to enlist the services of an outsourced provider that can lighten the load and increase the overall performance of your supply chain.