Project management means a lot of different things to a lot of different people, right? To most it means doing what you say and delivering on time or at least communicating with the client during the stages of production but how many times have you heard, once you submit an RFQ with your requested lead time, that your supplier can meet your delivery request only to have the infamous “crickets chirping” when asked WHERE IS MY ORDER! I would have to guess that 90% of the time reps are just saying what they ‘think’ you want to hear in order to get the sale and then hoping they can deliver. Wouldn’t it be a refreshing change to actually hear the truth from your rep or at least communication during the manufacturing process as to the progress and if you should expect a delay in delivery? Perhaps it’s time for a change. Perhaps it’s time to get some honesty from your rep. But WAIT, that means changing and with changes goes all the paperwork and meetings and bla bla bla…………………and it also comes with a refreshing change of communication and a sigh of relief that you know you won’t have any surprises. That you can actually give your boss the update they’re looking for. Maybe it’s time?