Unfortunately, not all suppliers have a business model that supports fulfilling this type of need. Let’s face it, different suppliers bring different things to the table. Those with an operational business model purchase raw materials in bulk and mass produce a handful of products. They have fewer changeovers in production which allows them to offer aggressive pricing and very quick turnaround. They are more efficiency-minded which prevents them from offering customized service that recognizes your business as an individual — unique based on your equipment, areas of expertise, markets served, business goals or local climate.